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Thanos5150 Wrote:
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> Apap Wrote:
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> > It's candle wax. I can't find the reference,
> but
> > I remember reading that the "shelves" were used
> as
> > an elevated place for candles by early
> explorers
> > who noticed the airflow. Also explains the
> "fluid
> > dynamics" and narrow flow down the wall.
>
> Holy crap. Duh. Lol. That is excellent Apap and
> makes perfect sense. I would say "mystery" solved.

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The history of the investigation of these shafts begins in September 1872, when the British engineer Waynman Dixon discovered the openings of the north and south shafts of the Queen’s Chamber. Dixon pushed a wire through the joints of the masonry of the south wall, and realized there was a hollow space behind. He then chiseled through the wall to reveal the shaft. He looked for a shaft in the equivalent area of the north wall and found one. When he lit a candle and placed it in the southern shaft, there was a slight draft.

Here.

If it was good enough for one shaft in the QC to test for air I bet it was good enough for the others, not just by Dixon, but anyone of the period. Not to mention a light source.



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