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Thanos5150 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.
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> > 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.
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> Here.
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> 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:
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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.

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