Get ready to add more fuel to the conspiracists’ campfire – scientists just discovered that the Great Pyramid of Giza has the ability to the focus electromagnetic energy within its chambers, as well as beneath its base.
The Great Pyramids’ complex astronomical significance has inspired centuries of speculation that other secrets lie hidden in their design. The sheer number of conspiracy theories surrounding the pyramids of Giza is mind-boggling, with claims ranging from giant power generators to beacons for alien spaceships.
Before you go get fitted for a tinfoil hat, there doesn’t seem to be any kind of arcane purpose for this scientific phenomenon: there are no ancient batteries being charged, and no hieroglyphic instructions on how to resurrect an Egyptian pharaoh using magnets.
In fact, the experiment carried out by a team from ITMO University wasn’t even trying to learn more about the Great Pyramid’s history – they were just using it as a model for a hypothetical, pyramid-shaped nanoparticle (which, we have to admit, is also kind of mind-blowing). According to Dr. Sc. Andrey Evlyukhin, the scientific supervisor and coordinator of the research: “Egyptian pyramids have always attracted great attention. We as scientists were interested in them as well, so we decided to look at the Great Pyramid as a particle dissipating radio waves resonantly.”
The experiment involved hitting the inside of the pyramid with radio waves between 200-600 meters in length, then tracking how those waves bounced around. The pyramid seemed to act like a mirror, directing the waves away from its apex. According to Polina Kapitainova, a member of the team: “Choosing a material with suitable electromagnetic properties, we can obtain pyramidal nanoparticles with a promise for practical application in nanosensors and effective solar cells.”
This discovery is going to set off a swarm of new conspiracy theories… But at this point we can’t really blame them.