There is a long-held belief that pyramid-shaped structures have the power to focus various energies, based on the extensive use of this geometric shape in many of the megalithic structures built by the ancient Egyptians, and the implied connection with the preservation of their dead. For decades, this belief has been considered nothing more than pseudoscience by mainstream science, however a new theoretical study has demonstrated that the Great Pyramid of Giza may have the ability to manipulate low-frequency electromagnetic radiation, in the radio wave part of the spectrum, scattering then focusing these energies in regions occupied by the King and Queen’s chamber within the Great Pyramid’s structure, and the Lower Chamber deep beneath the pyramid’s base.

The study, a collaboration between researchers with Germany’s Laser Zentrum Hannover and Russia’s ITMO University, used electromagnetic modeling software to simulate how electromagnetic fields of different wavelengths, particularly those of a proportional, or resonant, length with the pyramid’s dimensions would propagate through the limestone structure of the Great Pyramid. They discovered that at wavelengths of 200 meters (656.2 feet, corresponding to roughly 1.5 megahertz), most of the electromagnetic energy leaves the pyramid, but the structure winds up focusing a sizeable portion of the energy under the base of the structure, enveloping the Lower Chamber, a small room carved into the limestone bedrock 29.8 meters (97.8 feet) below the pyramid’s base.

They also found that at wavelengths of 230 to 200 meters (754.6 to 656.2 feet, or 1.3 to 1.5 MHz), the "electric (magnetic) field maximums are shifted to the Pyramid’s centre (boundaries) providing strong electric field accumulation in the King’s Chamber." Each of the three known chambers, including the Queen’s Chamber, appear to be shaped and positioned to take advantage of the pyramid’s ability to focus these resonant EM wavelengths, although the study does not address what the purpose of this might be, or if the Great Pyramid’s architects were even aware of the structure’s resonant capabilities.

The study’s authors plan to study the pyramid’s EM-focusing effects to see if they can be reproduced on a smaller scale, and apply them to modern uses, such as increasing the efficiency of green energy production. "Choosing a material with suitable electromagnetic properties, we can obtain pyramidal nanoparticles with a promise for practical application in nanosensors and effective solar cells," explains Polina Kapitainova, Ph.D., with ITMO University’s Faculty of Physics and Technology.