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第262期
(2017/11/16出刊)
埃及胡夫金字塔 發現神祕空間

 An international group of scientists have found something new hiding in something very old. Using modern technology, scientists found a 30-meter-long room inside one of the pyramids in Egypt.
 They have been using a technique called muography, which can sense density changes inside large rock structures. The Great Pyramid, or Khufu's Pyramid, famously contains three large interior rooms and a series of passageways, the most striking of which is the 47m-long, 8m-high Grand Gallery. The new room they've just found is located above the Grand Gallery.
 The purpose of the space is unclear, and it's not yet known whether it was built with a function in mind or if it's just a gap in the pyramid's architecture. Chances of the space containing treasure or burial chambers are almost zero, but the discovery helps teach us about building techniques.
 The Great Pyramid, the last surviving wonder of the ancient world, has amazed visitors since it was built as a royal burial chamber some 4,500 years ago.

 一群國際科學家在非常古老的建築發現,裡面 藏有新事物。他們使用先進科技,在埃及一座金 字塔找到一間約30公尺長的密室。
 專家使用名為μ 子透視圖的成像技術,可以 判斷巨石結構裡的密度變化。大金字塔又稱胡夫 金字塔,裡面有3 個大型內室及一系列的通道, 其中最驚人的是長47 公尺、高8 公尺的大走廊 ;新發現的空間就位於大走廊上方。
 科學家仍不清楚這個空間的目的與功能,不確 定這裡是基於某種功能而興建,或只是做為金字 塔的間隔而已。這裡存在寶物或充當墓穴的可能 性幾乎是零,不過這個發現有助於進一步了解金 字塔的興建方式。
 大金字塔是古代世界唯一保留下來的奇蹟。它 大約建造於4500 年前,是古埃及法老王胡夫的 陵墓,因此讓許多觀光客讚嘆不已。