The pyramids of Egypt continue to capture the world’s attention as archaeologists and researchers work to unravel their many mysteries.
Researchers from ITMO University in Saint Petersburg recently discovered that the Great Pyramid of Giza can channel electromagnetic energy and funnel it down to its internal chambers.
The pyramid is designed in such a way that energy is pulled through the structure and accumulates high pockets of energy below the base of the pyramid.
The results of the study were published in the Journal of Applied Physics.
“Egyptian pyramids have always attracted great attention,” Andrey Evlyukhin, the coordinator of the research, said in a statement. “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 researchers created a model of the Great Pyramid of Giza to see how electromagnetic radiation such as gamma rays, visible light, and ultraviolet light reacted to the pyramid and if the energy waves were absorbed by the structure.
There were limitations in creating the model because the researchers had to make assumptions for the some of the unknown variables in the pyramid’s design and build.
The model was then exposed to wave energy lengths of 656 to 1,968 feet because the team’s calculations showed that these wavelengths would resonate within the pyramid.
Multipole analysis was used to show how the Great Pyramid of Giza channeled the electromagnetic energy.
The results showed that in the case of the Great Pyramid, if a structure sits atop a substrate that allows for energy to move through it, the pyramid can focus energy through those empty spaces which create high pockets of energy below its base.
If the researchers could replicate this on a nanoscale, it would have immense applications for creating solar cells.
“Choosing a material with suitable electromagnetic properties, we can obtain pyramidal nanoparticles with a promise for practical application in nanosensors and effective solar cells,” Polina Kapitainova, an author of the study, said in a statement.