The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the wonders of the world and is a magnificent feat of ancient architecture. But an Italian professor of archaeoastronomy thinks that it contains something that makes it even more amazing. He believes that the void at the center of the Great Pyramid houses a throne made from meteorites, the Daily Mail reports.
The void was discovered in November 2017 and is approximately 30 meters long. It’s located above the Grand Gallery, a long corridor situated between the King and Queen’s chamber. Since its discovery, researchers have been trying to figure out why it was used. Professor Giulio Magli, the director of the department of mathematics and professor of archaeoastronomy at the Politecnico di Milano, proposed his hypothesis after a deep dive into the Egyptians’ ancient religious texts.
The Pyramid Texts, which documents ancient Egyptian funerary rites and beliefs, state that the Pharaoh “will have to pass the ‘gates of the sky’ and sit on his ‘throne of iron’ before he ascends to the stars of the North.”
As the International Business Times reports, the pyramid contains four shafts that are directed towards the sky. Two of these shafts are enclosed by small doors. The door facing south has been examined but the north-facing one is still a mystery because it is sealed.