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Thank you for the info. I read some articles on that, with both interpretations as well as the actual documented notes from Al Mamun and others first hand conjecture from early explorations. Although it was my impression that there was a considerable amount of conjecture and presumption that I don't recall thinking was ever confirmed, or for that matter confirmable. And it was actually precisely this reason I posted this original request for information.

For one, there was no first hand evidence of other limestone plugs above. I believe I recall that was a presumption for the rough surfaces and debris in the tunnel. Also, the story of the prism stone is very suspect considering the men who were digging the tunnel supposedly heard something drop after blasting, and it was reported they thought it was from that general direction. But this account was supposed to have happened when they were still several feet of stone away from even breaching the DP. So it sounded very unreliable and 'creative' I suspect.

As for these two details, my suspicion of plug removal throughout time I had presumed hypothetically, would do quite a bit of damage to the lower section of the AP and upon each removal, I presumed there might be some patch work done. It goes along with that presumption that these patches might not adhere permanently and might detach and collect at the bottom. Its not possible for them to have had this perspective at the time of discovery, so its reasonable to comprehend their suggestion of the reason, but the final take away was just that. A suggestion.

The prism stone story was even less linked to actual observation, so I thought it more possible, considering this new exploration into the real purpose of the pyramid, that what ever they heard could just as easily have been a special stone assembly specifically meant for plug jacking that could have become dislodged, fallen down the DP and broken up. There was no evidence of stone remnant of either this possible mechanism or the Prism stone so its all conjecture at this point.

I wonder if the tunnel ironically leading to the exact place where the plugs ends is possibly as a result of original robbers, (the ones who first saw the AP in a virgin state), might have originally scrambled up the tunnel leading to the grotto and queens chamber, scrambled down the AP and made rough measurements as to where to lead their excavation tunnel, more than likely for the purpose of removal of items in the pyramid. Because if this were a possible explanation for this coincidental tunnel connection, it confirms the vacant AP. Just a thought.

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Removable plugs on purpose 2655 Open mind 21-Nov-15 17:11
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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
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 642 Origyptian 23-Nov-15 21:32
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Re: According to Archae... 633 Martin Stower 28-Nov-15 23:11
Mindset 648 Ratcho 28-Nov-15 23:36
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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
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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
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 626 Martin Stower 25-Nov-15 00:10
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 745 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
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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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