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Hello Open mind; you wrote: ”I've been trying to find more about the plugs in the ascending passage, GP...I'm lead to believe that the ascending passage and plugs were designed on purpose to be removable. And were in fact removed and replace on many occasions along the life of the pyramids functional life.”

Addressing the practicality of ‘removing and replacing’ the “Granite Plugs”, please consider the following image from Lehner’s The Complete Pyramids, page 40. This sketch of “Al-Mamun’s Breach” and “Robbers’ tunnel” has been modified to indicate the approximate location (Red X and Arrow) of the viewpoint from which the next two images, as published from John and Morton Edgar’s early 20th-century explorations, were taken.





In the image below, what remains of the topmost Granite Plug (GP) [some two feet missing, per Petrie] is visible just to the left of the climber, in situ within the Ascending Passage (AP).





The second image shows John Edgar crouching inside of the AP. Note how tightly nested the middle stone is relative to the roof of the passageway.





Given that prior to the excavated Tunnel and the collapse of the “prismatic stone” [see Tompkins, page 9], there was no visible, working, access to the nearly 7 ton Granite Plugs except for an approximately 100 foot sloping shaft (from one report, also filled with an unknown number of limestone plugs) [Tompkins, page 10], some 3 feet wide by 4 feet high. The possibility of traversing within the confinement of this space and moving anything of consequence is, at best, problematic.



Dr. Troglodyte


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Removable plugs on purpose 2655 Open mind 21-Nov-15 17:11
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 804 cladking 21-Nov-15 17:39
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 736 Open mind 21-Nov-15 18:33
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 624 cladking 21-Nov-15 18:45
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 836 Open mind 21-Nov-15 19:44
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 706 cladking 21-Nov-15 19:52
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 780 Open mind 21-Nov-15 20:28
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 653 cladking 21-Nov-15 21:04
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 725 Open mind 21-Nov-15 23:26
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 727 Dr. Troglodyte 22-Nov-15 00:53
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 810 Corpuscles 22-Nov-15 11:32
Pragmatic Semantics 863 Dr. Troglodyte 22-Nov-15 18:18
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 637 Open mind 22-Nov-15 17:30
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 669 Dr. Troglodyte 22-Nov-15 18:45
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 727 Open mind 23-Nov-15 21:22
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 642 Origyptian 23-Nov-15 21:32
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 648 Open mind 23-Nov-15 22:27
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 681 Origyptian 23-Nov-15 22:39
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 591 cladking 23-Nov-15 22:39
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 669 Origyptian 23-Nov-15 22:53
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 626 Dr. Troglodyte 24-Nov-15 16:25
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 757 Open mind 24-Nov-15 19:06
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 699 cladking 24-Nov-15 19:47
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 746 Open mind 24-Nov-15 20:30
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 532 cladking 24-Nov-15 20:57
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 674 Jon Ellison 24-Nov-15 21:31
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 579 cladking 24-Nov-15 22:33
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 687 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 20:36
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 665 Open mind 24-Nov-15 20:49
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 623 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 21:02
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 624 Open mind 24-Nov-15 21:14
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 637 Jon Ellison 24-Nov-15 20:51
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 644 cladking 22-Nov-15 20:58
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 680 Origyptian 22-Nov-15 16:58
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 674 Open mind 22-Nov-15 18:14
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 731 Open mind 22-Nov-15 20:36
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 654 cladking 22-Nov-15 21:08
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 638 Brian Patterson 24-Nov-15 18:38
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 554 cladking 24-Nov-15 19:54
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 615 Brian Patterson 24-Nov-15 20:59
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 693 Open mind 24-Nov-15 21:35
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 628 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 21:38
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 660 Open mind 24-Nov-15 21:48
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 627 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 22:22
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 590 Jon Ellison 24-Nov-15 21:43
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 601 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 21:55
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 591 Brian Patterson 24-Nov-15 22:07
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 605 cladking 24-Nov-15 22:15
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 723 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 22:15
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 633 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-15 18:29
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 683 Brian Patterson 24-Nov-15 22:22
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 662 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 22:47
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 625 cladking 25-Nov-15 00:01
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 755 Martin Stower 27-Nov-15 16:25
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 531 cladking 28-Nov-15 00:04
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 663 Martin Stower 28-Nov-15 00:43
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 593 cladking 28-Nov-15 01:13
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 687 Martin Stower 28-Nov-15 02:03
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 594 cladking 28-Nov-15 02:48
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 777 Martin Stower 28-Nov-15 13:40
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 623 cladking 28-Nov-15 15:16
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 720 Brian Patterson 28-Nov-15 15:45
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 584 Martin Stower 28-Nov-15 20:47
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 600 Merrell 28-Nov-15 21:39
According to Archae... 602 Ratcho 28-Nov-15 22:09
Re: According to Archae... 600 Merrell 28-Nov-15 22:54
Re: According to Archae... 607 Ratcho 28-Nov-15 22:58
Re: According to Archae... 633 Martin Stower 28-Nov-15 23:11
Mindset 648 Ratcho 28-Nov-15 23:36
Re: Mindset 640 Martin Stower 28-Nov-15 23:49
Re: Mindset 625 Merrell 29-Nov-15 10:17
Re: Mindset 781 Thanos5150 29-Nov-15 18:33
Re: Mindset 652 Merrell 29-Nov-15 22:49
Re: Mindset 481 cladking 29-Nov-15 23:03
Re: Mindset 650 Origyptian 30-Nov-15 04:47
Re: Mindset 577 cladking 30-Nov-15 05:07
Re: Mindset 604 Martin Stower 29-Nov-15 23:31
Re: Mindset 670 Thanos5150 29-Nov-15 23:46
Re: According to Archae... 683 Martin Stower 28-Nov-15 23:28
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 575 cladking 28-Nov-15 23:13
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 474 cladking 28-Nov-15 01:21
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 633 Brian Patterson 24-Nov-15 22:57
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 733 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 23:19
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 627 cladking 24-Nov-15 23:57
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 626 Martin Stower 25-Nov-15 00:10
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 744 Dr. Troglodyte 25-Nov-15 00:42
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 677 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-15 01:14
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 649 Open mind 25-Nov-15 04:05
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 616 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-15 07:03
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 643 Open mind 25-Nov-15 13:18
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 508 Open mind 25-Nov-15 13:37
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 696 Open mind 25-Nov-15 03:47
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 735 Origyptian 25-Nov-15 03:58
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 718 Dr. Troglodyte 25-Nov-15 16:25
Why the Plugs were covered by dirt 709 Howard West 29-Nov-15 16:48
Re: Why the Plugs were covered by dirt 673 Origyptian 30-Nov-15 04:57
Re: Why the Plugs were covered by dirt 542 Howard West 30-Nov-15 16:07
Old Posters seem to act like the Caliph Omar 655 Howard West 30-Nov-15 17:11
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 608 Brian Patterson 30-Nov-15 17:17
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 580 Howard West 30-Nov-15 18:07
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 558 cladking 30-Nov-15 21:07
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 598 Origyptian 01-Dec-15 04:56
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 678 Brian Patterson 01-Dec-15 17:10
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 626 Brian Patterson 30-Nov-15 21:54
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 601 Brian Patterson 30-Nov-15 22:14
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 664 Howard West 30-Nov-15 23:01
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 599 Brian Patterson 30-Nov-15 23:15
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 649 Howard West 01-Dec-15 02:34
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 722 Howard West 01-Dec-15 22:36
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 704 Dr. Troglodyte 02-Dec-15 00:48
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 599 Brian Patterson 02-Dec-15 00:29
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 690 Howard West 02-Dec-15 03:46
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 626 Dr. Troglodyte 02-Dec-15 21:04
some people just need lots of pictures 908 Howard West 03-Dec-15 02:12


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