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
Thanos5150 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Thanos5150 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Apap Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > 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.
>
Quote

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.
>
>
> Its 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.

To-day on the Nile written in 1905. Upon entering the KC:
Quote

The odor of bats, alive and dead is prominent. The empty sarcophagus is not very interesting. Our guides hold candles to the air-shafts to show that air comes in from the outside. They obligingly light very small pieces of magnesium wire of almost infinitesimal value.

Emphasis mine.

Apparently the use of candles and magnesium wire was quite common back in the day:
Actual Africa; Or, The Coming Continent: A Tour of Exploration 1895.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 16-Aug-17 01:39 by Thanos5150.

Options: ReplyQuote


Subject Views Written By Posted
Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 2891 Romulus the 2nd 13-Aug-17 14:57
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 605 Thanos5150 13-Aug-17 15:58
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 565 Romulus the 2nd 13-Aug-17 16:14
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 569 Jon Ellison 13-Aug-17 16:25
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 536 Romulus the 2nd 13-Aug-17 16:32
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 452 Jon Ellison 13-Aug-17 16:41
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 424 Romulus the 2nd 13-Aug-17 16:38
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 458 Jon Ellison 13-Aug-17 16:52
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 466 Romulus the 2nd 13-Aug-17 16:58
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 456 Jon Ellison 13-Aug-17 17:06
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 368 Thanos5150 14-Aug-17 20:04
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 557 Thanos5150 13-Aug-17 18:31
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 492 Romulus the 2nd 13-Aug-17 21:24
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 539 Thanos5150 13-Aug-17 23:57
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 469 Romulus the 2nd 14-Aug-17 08:53
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 398 Jon Ellison 14-Aug-17 10:06
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 357 Romulus the 2nd 14-Aug-17 22:38
Re: Water marks on Queen's Chamber 471 Howard West 13-Aug-17 23:59
Re: Water marks on Queen's Chamber 490 Jon Ellison 14-Aug-17 00:40
Re: Water marks on Queen's Chamber 406 Howard West 14-Aug-17 14:59
Re: Water marks on Queen's Chamber 342 D-Archer 15-Aug-17 10:35
Re: Water marks on Queen's Chamber 369 Origyptian 15-Aug-17 13:41
Re: Water marks on Queen's Chamber 341 D-Archer 15-Aug-17 14:13
Re: Where the salt water came from 379 Howard West 15-Aug-17 14:44
Re: Water marks on Queen's Chamber 324 Origyptian 15-Aug-17 16:23
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 424 Thunderbird 14-Aug-17 00:48
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 408 gulsbo 15-Aug-17 16:24
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 421 Origyptian 15-Aug-17 16:55
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 353 Romulus the 2nd 16-Aug-17 22:46
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 410 M. J. Thomas 14-Aug-17 09:16
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 373 Merrell 14-Aug-17 11:34
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 366 Romulus the 2nd 14-Aug-17 12:03
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 331 M. J. Thomas 14-Aug-17 16:05
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 357 Origyptian 14-Aug-17 17:30
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 331 M. J. Thomas 14-Aug-17 19:00
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 339 Origyptian 14-Aug-17 20:33
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 317 M. J. Thomas 14-Aug-17 22:31
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 362 Jon Ellison 14-Aug-17 23:12
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 366 Origyptian 14-Aug-17 23:40
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 311 Jon Ellison 15-Aug-17 00:12
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 399 M. J. Thomas 15-Aug-17 00:45
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 386 Jon Ellison 15-Aug-17 07:54
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 339 Origyptian 15-Aug-17 13:36
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 323 Origyptian 14-Aug-17 23:25
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 326 Jon Ellison 14-Aug-17 23:39
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 378 cladking 15-Aug-17 00:59
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 402 Jon Ellison 14-Aug-17 12:51
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 328 Romulus the 2nd 14-Aug-17 14:13
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 370 Thunderbird 15-Aug-17 01:18
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 327 Origyptian 14-Aug-17 15:57
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 393 cladking 14-Aug-17 17:31
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 380 Jon Ellison 14-Aug-17 19:08
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 381 Origyptian 14-Aug-17 20:40
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 599 Thanos5150 14-Aug-17 16:37
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 476 Origyptian 14-Aug-17 17:52
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 396 M. J. Thomas 14-Aug-17 20:08
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 189 Origyptian 14-Aug-17 20:44
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 450 Thanos5150 14-Aug-17 21:00
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 365 Romulus the 2nd 14-Aug-17 22:41
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 335 Jon Ellison 14-Aug-17 22:57
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 393 Origyptian 14-Aug-17 23:32
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 399 Romulus the 2nd 15-Aug-17 12:42
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 423 Origyptian 15-Aug-17 14:29
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 345 Romulus the 2nd 15-Aug-17 15:55
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 373 Origyptian 15-Aug-17 16:38
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 310 Thanos5150 15-Aug-17 21:11
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 325 Romulus the 2nd 15-Aug-17 22:45
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 349 Jon Ellison 15-Aug-17 23:06
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 339 M. J. Thomas 15-Aug-17 15:36
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 354 Romulus the 2nd 15-Aug-17 16:04
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 466 Jon Ellison 15-Aug-17 16:26
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 336 M. J. Thomas 15-Aug-17 19:25
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 310 Origyptian 15-Aug-17 20:09
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 323 M. J. Thomas 15-Aug-17 21:53
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 375 Origyptian 15-Aug-17 22:14
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 345 Jon Ellison 15-Aug-17 20:26
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 336 M. J. Thomas 15-Aug-17 21:24
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 316 M. J. Thomas 15-Aug-17 21:27
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 310 Jon Ellison 15-Aug-17 22:57
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 391 M. J. Thomas 15-Aug-17 23:38
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 312 Origyptian 15-Aug-17 23:04
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 337 M. J. Thomas 15-Aug-17 23:53
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 357 Origyptian 16-Aug-17 00:49
Great Step ‘V-Shape’ Depression 363 Dr. Troglodyte 15-Aug-17 23:45
Re: Great Step ‘V-Shape’ Depression 366 Origyptian 16-Aug-17 00:47
Re: Great Step ‘V-Shape’ Depression 328 Jon Ellison 16-Aug-17 01:05
Re: Great Step ‘V-Shape’ Depression 342 Origyptian 16-Aug-17 03:38
Re: Great Step ‘V-Shape’ Depression 307 Jon Ellison 16-Aug-17 14:03
Re: Great Step ‘V-Shape’ Depression 370 Romulus the 2nd 16-Aug-17 22:17
Re: Great Step ‘V-Shape’ Depression 426 Romulus the 2nd 16-Aug-17 22:44
mise–en–scène 490 Dr. Troglodyte 16-Aug-17 23:29
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 421 Origyptian 14-Aug-17 23:05
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 346 Romulus the 2nd 15-Aug-17 11:34
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 360 Jon Ellison 15-Aug-17 12:16
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 373 Origyptian 15-Aug-17 13:46
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 385 Thanos5150 15-Aug-17 20:57
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 373 Origyptian 15-Aug-17 21:58
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 336 Apap 15-Aug-17 23:33
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 370 Origyptian 16-Aug-17 00:44
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 245 Thanos5150 16-Aug-17 01:13
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 342 Thanos5150 16-Aug-17 01:25
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 360 Thanos5150 16-Aug-17 01:31
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 318 Origyptian 16-Aug-17 03:47
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 370 Thanos5150 16-Aug-17 04:41
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 332 Origyptian 16-Aug-17 12:29
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 402 Thanos5150 16-Aug-17 14:30
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 330 Jon Ellison 16-Aug-17 13:01
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 431 Romulus the 2nd 16-Aug-17 21:03
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 354 eyeofhorus33 17-Aug-17 17:27
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 372 cladking 17-Aug-17 18:09
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 430 eyeofhorus33 17-Aug-17 19:12
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 373 cladking 17-Aug-17 21:43
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 362 Romulus the 2nd 17-Aug-17 23:18
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 311 Origyptian 18-Aug-17 16:42
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 335 Jon Ellison 18-Aug-17 16:56
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 335 Romulus the 2nd 18-Aug-17 19:44
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 322 Origyptian 18-Aug-17 20:04
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 317 Jon Ellison 18-Aug-17 20:44
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 338 Origyptian 18-Aug-17 21:07
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 305 Thanos5150 18-Aug-17 22:10
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 344 Apap 18-Aug-17 22:35
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 317 Jon Ellison 18-Aug-17 23:05
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 376 Thanos5150 18-Aug-17 23:30
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 333 Apap 18-Aug-17 23:32
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 301 Jon Ellison 18-Aug-17 23:49
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 319 Apap 19-Aug-17 00:03
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 361 Jon Ellison 19-Aug-17 00:08
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 267 Romulus the 2nd 22-Aug-17 10:00
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 236 Jon Ellison 22-Aug-17 11:21
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 245 Jon Ellison 22-Aug-17 11:39
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 290 Romulus the 2nd 22-Aug-17 21:06
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 281 Origyptian 22-Aug-17 12:02
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 217 Romulus the 2nd 22-Aug-17 21:15
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 261 Origyptian 23-Aug-17 04:01
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 313 Audrey 23-Aug-17 02:09
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 296 Origyptian 23-Aug-17 04:06
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 402 Jon Ellison 23-Aug-17 08:57
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 336 Jon Ellison 19-Aug-17 00:04
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 333 Origyptian 19-Aug-17 15:34
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 476 Apap 17-Aug-17 18:45
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 409 Romulus the 2nd 18-Aug-17 00:36
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 376 Jon Ellison 18-Aug-17 10:05
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 344 Origyptian 18-Aug-17 17:23
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 307 M. J. Thomas 18-Aug-17 18:22
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 369 Jon Ellison 18-Aug-17 19:12
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 429 Origyptian 18-Aug-17 20:23
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 364 Romulus the 2nd 18-Aug-17 19:49
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 323 Origyptian 18-Aug-17 16:50
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 411 Apap 18-Aug-17 18:05
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 317 Jon Ellison 18-Aug-17 19:20
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 324 Jon Ellison 18-Aug-17 19:58
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 331 Jon Ellison 18-Aug-17 20:28
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 323 Origyptian 18-Aug-17 20:15
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 343 Romulus the 2nd 18-Aug-17 20:16
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 370 Apap 18-Aug-17 22:02
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 301 Origyptian 19-Aug-17 15:10
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 247 Romulus the 2nd 20-Aug-17 21:59
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 359 DUNE 19-Aug-17 12:16
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 308 M. J. Thomas 19-Aug-17 20:54
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 368 Jon Ellison 19-Aug-17 22:04
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 349 DUNE 19-Aug-17 22:51
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 317 Origyptian 19-Aug-17 23:17
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 352 Origyptian 21-Aug-17 03:02
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 328 Jon Ellison 21-Aug-17 09:27
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 320 Origyptian 22-Aug-17 05:21
Re: KC Watertight flooring 314 M. J. Thomas 20-Aug-17 00:46
Re: KC Watertight flooring 274 Origyptian 20-Aug-17 04:00
Re: KC Watertight flooring 293 M. J. Thomas 20-Aug-17 17:34
Re: KC Watertight flooring 389 Jon Ellison 20-Aug-17 07:41
Re: KC Watertight flooring 281 M. J. Thomas 20-Aug-17 17:26
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 345 Apap 18-Aug-17 21:43
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 325 Dr. Troglodyte 18-Aug-17 22:54
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 387 Apap 18-Aug-17 23:51
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 398 Origyptian 19-Aug-17 15:53
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 263 M. J. Thomas 20-Aug-17 00:55
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 221 Origyptian 20-Aug-17 04:15


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.