Monday, July 03, 2023

Muon imaging the Jerusalem tunnels

TECHNOLOGY WATCH: Israeli Archaeologists Enlist Cosmic Rays to Unveil Underground Secrets of Jerusalem. Using method pioneered in studying the pyramids, researchers hope subatomic particles from outer space can reveal unknown underground voids, including near the flashpoint Temple Mount (Ariel David, Haaretz).
A team of Israeli physicists and archaeologists is now attempting to track the movement of subatomic particles called muons to map a complex array of ancient tunnels, cisterns and other underground voids beneath Jerusalem.

The method recently proved its worth by revealing an unknown chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza. ...

I noted an earlier story about a "void" found by the ScanPyramids Project in the Great Pyramid here and here. The same project located the chamber mentioned in the above article this year. More on that here.

I have been saying for years that the way forward for studying the Temple Mount was non-invasive and non-destructive technologies.

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