Mysteries :  The Official GrahamHancock.com forums
For serious discussion of the controversies, approaches and enigmas surrounding the origins and development of the human species and of human civilization. (NB: for more ‘out there’ posts we point you in the direction of the ‘Paranormal & Supernatural’ Message Board). 
Welcome! Log InRegister
Steve Clayton Wrote:

> Why did the architect choose to face the Grand
> Gallery in the direction it is? He could have
> chosen any one of 3 other directions.

Hello Steve,

As the Grand Gallery is an integral part of a passage system with (for the most part) a single North-South axis, one has to ask the same, and at the same time, about the Descending Passage, the Subterranean Passage, the Blind Passage, the Ascending Passage, the Queen's Chamber Passage, the First Horizontal Passage, the Antechamber and the Second Horizontal Passage.
Then I think we have to look at a) the rectangular King’s Chamber being orientated North-South-East-West b) the Chamber’s doorway being at the east end of the Chamber’s north wall and c) the sarcophagus being at the western end of the chamber.
I suspect it all has something to do with the North Star, the sun setting in the West and AE religious beliefs.

For what it is worth, I see the Grand Gallery as little more than an enlarged Ascending Passage that served no practical purpose –when it comes to the Great Pyramid of Giza, in my view symbolism reigns supreme.

Regards,

Robin (MJT)

We can't all be right, but we all could be wrong.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 22-Sep-16 15:58 by M. J. Thomas.

Options: ReplyQuote


Subject Views Written By Posted
Lost Building Technology 1448 Steve Clayton 21-Sep-16 16:47
Re: Lost Building Technology 433 cladking 21-Sep-16 16:59
Re: Lost Building Technology 438 Steve Clayton 21-Sep-16 17:22
Re: Lost Building Technology 425 cladking 21-Sep-16 18:05
Re: Lost Building Technology 511 Steve Clayton 21-Sep-16 21:19
Re: Lost Building Technology 459 D-Archer 22-Sep-16 10:18
Re: Lost Building Technology 445 Steve Clayton 22-Sep-16 13:33
Re: Lost Building Technology 370 D-Archer 23-Sep-16 07:03
Re: Lost Building Technology 406 M. J. Thomas 22-Sep-16 14:11
Re: Lost Building Technology 372 Steve Clayton 22-Sep-16 14:33
Re: Lost Building Technology 395 M. J. Thomas 22-Sep-16 15:52
Re: Lost Building Technology 410 Steve Clayton 22-Sep-16 17:01
Re: Lost Building Technology 378 M. J. Thomas 22-Sep-16 23:22
Re: Lost Building Technology 419 Steve Clayton 23-Sep-16 10:17
Re: Lost Building Technology 322 M. J. Thomas 23-Sep-16 13:47
Re: Lost Building Technology 395 D-Archer 23-Sep-16 07:06
Re: Lost Building Technology 518 Open mind 22-Sep-16 15:29
Re: Lost Building Technology 341 Steve Clayton 22-Sep-16 17:26
Re: Lost Building Technology 411 cladking 22-Sep-16 19:29
Re: Lost Building Technology 399 Steve Clayton 22-Sep-16 23:23
Re: Lost Building Technology 412 cladking 23-Sep-16 01:11
Re: Lost Building Technology 429 OCaptain 23-Sep-16 12:11
Re: Lost Building Technology 354 Steve Clayton 23-Sep-16 12:49
Re: Lost Building Technology 418 cladking 23-Sep-16 14:27
Re: Lost Building Technology 413 Steve Clayton 23-Sep-16 14:41
Rediscovered Lost Building Technology we use today 631 Howard West 25-Sep-16 14:59
Re: Rediscovered Lost Building Technology we use today 384 Steve Clayton 25-Sep-16 15:37
Re: Rediscovered Lost Building Technology we use today 408 Howard West 25-Sep-16 16:32
Re: Rediscovered Lost Building Technology we use today 313 Steve Clayton 25-Sep-16 17:58
Re: Lost Building Technology 368 Harte 25-Sep-16 17:55
Re: Lost Building Technology 361 Steve Clayton 25-Sep-16 21:16
Re: Lost Building Technology 383 Howard West 25-Sep-16 22:35
Re: Lost Building Technology 424 Steve Clayton 26-Sep-16 00:39
Secret Solar Powered Lost Building Technology 750 Howard West 25-Sep-16 23:44
Re: Secret Solar Powered Lost Building Technology 308 Steve Clayton 26-Sep-16 15:06
Mod Note > Cut and Paste 417 Dr. Troglodyte 26-Sep-16 19:50
Re: Rope Lever 430 Steve Clayton 16-Oct-16 17:47
Re: Rope Lever 410 Dr. Troglodyte 16-Oct-16 18:13
What? 3 men to pull a 60 ton stone up G1's Grand Hall. 439 Steve Clayton 17-Oct-16 16:06
Re: Rope Lever 342 cladking 16-Oct-16 19:08


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.