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Terrifying footage showing inside of Egyptian pyramids has people 'panicking'

The video shows how the pyramid is riddled with tunnels and chambers.

Terrifying footage showing inside of Egyptian pyramids has people 'panicking'
Representative Cover Image Source: General view of the Giza Pyramids on December 03, 2022, in Giza, Egypt. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

The majestic pyramids of Giza, a UNESCO Heritage Site, are also celebrated as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Known for their historical significance, these pyramids boast an awe-inspiring architecture. While most of us know how a pyramid looks from the outside, few know what lies inside the structure. Taking a tour of the pyramids, a content creator named Younes Zarou - who goes by @youneszarou on TikTok - unveiled the interiors of a pyramid and the clip has left people thrilled, as well as "panicked."

Representative Image Source: A view of the pyramids at Giza from the plateau to the south of the complex. From left to right: the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Khafre and the Pyramid of Menkaure.
Representative Image Source: A view of the pyramids at Giza from the plateau to the south of the complex. From left to right: the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure.

These enormous structures have stood the test of time, yet have remained a mystery. In the brief clip captioned, "Who built the pyramids?" the man goes on an adventure, showing viewers what it would be like to wander inside one of the country's most famous landmarks. Posting visuals of the pyramid's interiors, the man is spotted going through narrow hallways and caves.

Image Source: Tourists in the pyramids area on June 6, 2022 in Giza, Egypt.The pyramids, named after the Pharaohs of the period, are located in the same area as the tombs of the father, son and grandson, the largest being (King Khufu), the middle pyramid (King Khafre) and the small pyramid (King Mnkaure). (Photo by Fadel Dawod/Getty Images)
Image Source: Tourists in the pyramids area on June 6, 2022 in Giza, Egypt. (Photo by Fadel Dawod/Getty Images)

Given that the pyramids were historically sealed to prevent entry, video documentation of their interiors is exceptionally rare. So, whenever a video appears documenting this rare view, it goes viral in no time. This clip by @youneszarou has garnered attention from other TikTok users, getting over 15.7 million views. 

As the video unfolds, it captures the man navigating the pyramid’s labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, and side passages. The tunnel system branches off into various rooms, enhancing the maze-like experience. On the other hand, the man can be seen squeezing through extremely tight passageways, which makes it a suffocating experience for the viewers. The footage also shows the man trekking through steep caves, highlighting the physical demands of exploring the pyramid’s interior. This proves that exploring the interiors of the pyramid will take some form of fitness if one wishes to venture into the mysterious insides of the pyramid.

The cramped rooms inside the pyramid have drawn worrying reactions from the TikTok community. Many people with claustrophobia have expressed their anxiety about the tight spaces inside the monumental structure. There were a lot of comments regarding how claustrophobia would play a major role inside the pyramid. One user, @pavel_88750, commented, "I won't do that very claustrophobic for me." @kotjacus commented, "I feel claustrophobic just by looking at it." "I am panicking just by watching this," wrote @jo63956 and @l_e_4_n_n_e_ added, "Oh gosh, I’m already starting to panic."


@youneszarou Who built the pyramids??? #yzfamily ♬ Originalton - YZ

 

 Thousands of years after their construction, scientists continue to uncover new information about these monumental structures. The Great Pyramid is one of the tallest structures ever constructed. As per Britannica, the structure originally stood about 482 feet (147 meters) tall, but erosion and the removal of most of the polished limestone casing stone has lowered its height. 



 

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