Real life 'Iron Throne' may be hidden in Egypt

CNET | 1/12/2018 | Eric Mack
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Cross-section of the Great Pyramid showing the mysterious void as a blurred section.

The most well known Iron Throne in popular culture may be in the fictional continent of Westeros from "Game of Thrones." Now, scientists think they may have found one in a legendary civilization here on Earth.

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Last year, a very high-tech project that used subatomic particles to scan the internal structures of the Great Pyramid of Giza saw something interesting: a huge void as long as a football field. At the time, it was unclear what exactly the purpose of the expanse was or what it might hold.

Giulio Magli, an archaeoastronomy professor at Politecnico di Milano in Italy, has a suggestion.

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"There is a possible interpretation, which is in good agreement with what we know about the Egyptian funerary religion as witnessed in the Pyramids Texts," Magli explained in a release. "In these texts it is said that the pharaoh, before reaching the stars of the north, will have to pass the "gates of the sky" and sit on his "throne of iron."

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