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 1740 Romulus the 2nd 13-Aug-17 14:57
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 322 Thanos5150 13-Aug-17 15:58
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 322 Romulus the 2nd 13-Aug-17 16:14
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 296 Jon Ellison 13-Aug-17 16:25
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 260 Romulus the 2nd 13-Aug-17 16:32
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 217 Jon Ellison 13-Aug-17 16:41
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 190 Romulus the 2nd 13-Aug-17 16:38
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 208 Jon Ellison 13-Aug-17 16:52
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 198 Romulus the 2nd 13-Aug-17 16:58
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 232 Jon Ellison 13-Aug-17 17:06
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 181 Thanos5150 14-Aug-17 20:04
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 269 Thanos5150 13-Aug-17 18:31
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 222 Romulus the 2nd 13-Aug-17 21:24
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 213 Thanos5150 13-Aug-17 23:57
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 199 Romulus the 2nd 14-Aug-17 08:53
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 182 Jon Ellison 14-Aug-17 10:06
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 145 Romulus the 2nd 14-Aug-17 22:38
Re: Water marks on Queen's Chamber 213 Howard West 13-Aug-17 23:59
Re: Water marks on Queen's Chamber 206 Jon Ellison 14-Aug-17 00:40
Re: Water marks on Queen's Chamber 178 Howard West 14-Aug-17 14:59
Re: Water marks on Queen's Chamber 142 D-Archer 15-Aug-17 10:35
Re: Water marks on Queen's Chamber 145 Origyptian 15-Aug-17 13:41
Re: Water marks on Queen's Chamber 126 D-Archer 15-Aug-17 14:13
Re: Where the salt water came from 157 Howard West 15-Aug-17 14:44
Re: Water marks on Queen's Chamber 120 Origyptian 15-Aug-17 16:23
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 201 Thunderbird 14-Aug-17 00:48
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 143 gulsbo 15-Aug-17 16:24
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 167 Origyptian 15-Aug-17 16:55
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 125 Romulus the 2nd 16-Aug-17 22:46
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 171 M. J. Thomas 14-Aug-17 09:16
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 162 Merrell 14-Aug-17 11:34
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 159 Romulus the 2nd 14-Aug-17 12:03
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 129 M. J. Thomas 14-Aug-17 16:05
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 147 Origyptian 14-Aug-17 17:30
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 129 M. J. Thomas 14-Aug-17 19:00
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 131 Origyptian 14-Aug-17 20:33
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 121 M. J. Thomas 14-Aug-17 22:31
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 136 Jon Ellison 14-Aug-17 23:12
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 130 Origyptian 14-Aug-17 23:40
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 125 Jon Ellison 15-Aug-17 00:12
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 148 M. J. Thomas 15-Aug-17 00:45
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 158 Jon Ellison 15-Aug-17 07:54
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 126 Origyptian 15-Aug-17 13:36
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 123 Origyptian 14-Aug-17 23:25
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 106 Jon Ellison 14-Aug-17 23:39
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 142 cladking 15-Aug-17 00:59
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 155 Jon Ellison 14-Aug-17 12:51
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 131 Romulus the 2nd 14-Aug-17 14:13
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 167 Thunderbird 15-Aug-17 01:18
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 135 Origyptian 14-Aug-17 15:57
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 178 cladking 14-Aug-17 17:31
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 128 Jon Ellison 14-Aug-17 19:08
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 127 Origyptian 14-Aug-17 20:40
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 173 Thanos5150 14-Aug-17 16:37
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 174 Origyptian 14-Aug-17 17:52
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 163 M. J. Thomas 14-Aug-17 20:08
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 82 Origyptian 14-Aug-17 20:44
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 166 Thanos5150 14-Aug-17 21:00
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 151 Romulus the 2nd 14-Aug-17 22:41
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 130 Jon Ellison 14-Aug-17 22:57
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 125 Origyptian 14-Aug-17 23:32
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 139 Romulus the 2nd 15-Aug-17 12:42
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 163 Origyptian 15-Aug-17 14:29
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 128 Romulus the 2nd 15-Aug-17 15:55
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 141 Origyptian 15-Aug-17 16:38
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 112 Thanos5150 15-Aug-17 21:11
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 118 Romulus the 2nd 15-Aug-17 22:45
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 110 Jon Ellison 15-Aug-17 23:06
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 128 M. J. Thomas 15-Aug-17 15:36
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 127 Romulus the 2nd 15-Aug-17 16:04
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 151 Jon Ellison 15-Aug-17 16:26
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 125 M. J. Thomas 15-Aug-17 19:25
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 124 Origyptian 15-Aug-17 20:09
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 125 M. J. Thomas 15-Aug-17 21:53
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 122 Origyptian 15-Aug-17 22:14
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 123 Jon Ellison 15-Aug-17 20:26
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 124 M. J. Thomas 15-Aug-17 21:24
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 121 M. J. Thomas 15-Aug-17 21:27
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 116 Jon Ellison 15-Aug-17 22:57
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 124 M. J. Thomas 15-Aug-17 23:38
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 117 Origyptian 15-Aug-17 23:04
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 135 M. J. Thomas 15-Aug-17 23:53
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 126 Origyptian 16-Aug-17 00:49
Great Step ‘V-Shape’ Depression 147 Dr. Troglodyte 15-Aug-17 23:45
Re: Great Step ‘V-Shape’ Depression 129 Origyptian 16-Aug-17 00:47
Re: Great Step ‘V-Shape’ Depression 132 Jon Ellison 16-Aug-17 01:05
Re: Great Step ‘V-Shape’ Depression 144 Origyptian 16-Aug-17 03:38
Re: Great Step ‘V-Shape’ Depression 106 Jon Ellison 16-Aug-17 14:03
Re: Great Step ‘V-Shape’ Depression 132 Romulus the 2nd 16-Aug-17 22:17
Re: Great Step ‘V-Shape’ Depression 140 Romulus the 2nd 16-Aug-17 22:44
mise–en–scène 196 Dr. Troglodyte 16-Aug-17 23:29
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 168 Origyptian 14-Aug-17 23:05
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 144 Romulus the 2nd 15-Aug-17 11:34
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 139 Jon Ellison 15-Aug-17 12:16
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 146 Origyptian 15-Aug-17 13:46
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 141 Thanos5150 15-Aug-17 20:57
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 128 Origyptian 15-Aug-17 21:58
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 119 Apap 15-Aug-17 23:33
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 125 Origyptian 16-Aug-17 00:44
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 118 Thanos5150 16-Aug-17 01:13
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 121 Thanos5150 16-Aug-17 01:25
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 133 Thanos5150 16-Aug-17 01:31
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 124 Origyptian 16-Aug-17 03:47
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 154 Thanos5150 16-Aug-17 04:41
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 110 Origyptian 16-Aug-17 12:29
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 160 Thanos5150 16-Aug-17 14:30
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 136 Jon Ellison 16-Aug-17 13:01
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 181 Romulus the 2nd 16-Aug-17 21:03
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 148 eyeofhorus33 17-Aug-17 17:27
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 154 cladking 17-Aug-17 18:09
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 197 eyeofhorus33 17-Aug-17 19:12
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 147 cladking 17-Aug-17 21:43
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 142 Romulus the 2nd 17-Aug-17 23:18
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 115 Origyptian 18-Aug-17 16:42
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 127 Jon Ellison 18-Aug-17 16:56
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 118 Romulus the 2nd 18-Aug-17 19:44
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 107 Origyptian 18-Aug-17 20:04
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 118 Jon Ellison 18-Aug-17 20:44
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 112 Origyptian 18-Aug-17 21:07
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 103 Thanos5150 18-Aug-17 22:10
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 115 Apap 18-Aug-17 22:35
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 111 Jon Ellison 18-Aug-17 23:05
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 126 Thanos5150 18-Aug-17 23:30
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 118 Apap 18-Aug-17 23:32
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 110 Jon Ellison 18-Aug-17 23:49
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 107 Apap 19-Aug-17 00:03
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 136 Jon Ellison 19-Aug-17 00:08
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 65 Romulus the 2nd 22-Aug-17 10:00
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 64 Jon Ellison 22-Aug-17 11:21
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 75 Jon Ellison 22-Aug-17 11:39
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 81 Romulus the 2nd 22-Aug-17 21:06
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 97 Origyptian 22-Aug-17 12:02
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 58 Romulus the 2nd 22-Aug-17 21:15
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 57 Origyptian 23-Aug-17 04:01
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 103 Audrey 23-Aug-17 02:09
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 79 Origyptian 23-Aug-17 04:06
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 181 Jon Ellison 23-Aug-17 08:57
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 114 Jon Ellison 19-Aug-17 00:04
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 124 Origyptian 19-Aug-17 15:34
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 180 Apap 17-Aug-17 18:45
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 163 Romulus the 2nd 18-Aug-17 00:36
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 166 Jon Ellison 18-Aug-17 10:05
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 122 Origyptian 18-Aug-17 17:23
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 118 M. J. Thomas 18-Aug-17 18:22
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 136 Jon Ellison 18-Aug-17 19:12
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 130 Origyptian 18-Aug-17 20:23
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 124 Romulus the 2nd 18-Aug-17 19:49
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 106 Origyptian 18-Aug-17 16:50
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 141 Apap 18-Aug-17 18:05
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 113 Jon Ellison 18-Aug-17 19:20
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 108 Jon Ellison 18-Aug-17 19:58
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 111 Jon Ellison 18-Aug-17 20:28
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 110 Origyptian 18-Aug-17 20:15
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 133 Romulus the 2nd 18-Aug-17 20:16
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 128 Apap 18-Aug-17 22:02
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 115 Origyptian 19-Aug-17 15:10
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 67 Romulus the 2nd 20-Aug-17 21:59
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 142 DUNE 19-Aug-17 12:16
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 156 M. J. Thomas 19-Aug-17 20:54
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 138 Jon Ellison 19-Aug-17 22:04
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 130 DUNE 19-Aug-17 22:51
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 102 Origyptian 19-Aug-17 23:17
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 141 Origyptian 21-Aug-17 03:02
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 139 Jon Ellison 21-Aug-17 09:27
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 101 Origyptian 22-Aug-17 05:21
Re: KC Watertight flooring 105 M. J. Thomas 20-Aug-17 00:46
Re: KC Watertight flooring 75 Origyptian 20-Aug-17 04:00
Re: KC Watertight flooring 79 M. J. Thomas 20-Aug-17 17:34
Re: KC Watertight flooring 147 Jon Ellison 20-Aug-17 07:41
Re: KC Watertight flooring 80 M. J. Thomas 20-Aug-17 17:26
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 126 Apap 18-Aug-17 21:43
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 128 Dr. Troglodyte 18-Aug-17 22:54
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 147 Apap 18-Aug-17 23:51
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 179 Origyptian 19-Aug-17 15:53
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 102 M. J. Thomas 20-Aug-17 00:55
Re: Water marks on King's Chamber shaft opening 109 Origyptian 20-Aug-17 04:15


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.