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I and apparently many others have held the long held belief that the granite box housed within the Kings Chamber of G1 had to have been placed into the chamber during construction of the pyramid because it was simply too large to have fitted inside and along the passages leading south from the Grand Gallery through the Antechamber and into the Kings Chamber.

According to Petrie and subsequently the drawings by M&R this seems not to be the case.

The height and width dimensions given by Petrie for the coffer are as follows.

Height 41.31 inches 104.920 cm
Width 38.507 inches 97.808 cm

The Height and width dimensions given by M&R for the KC entrance are as follows.

Height 115.00 cm
Width 105.00 cm


Close examination of photographs taken on a plane horizontal to the upper edge of the coffer seem to confirm this.
The upper edge of the coffer being substantially lower than the first wall course, which in turn defines the height of the passageway.




To this end I explored graphically the possibility of positioning the coffer within the passageway and the Antechamber.

The coffer serving as a blocking stone or plug block at the KC entrance.





It can be seen that the coffer wall thickness given by Petrie as 5.83" 14.808 cm, is a good match for the Antechamber vertical rib width given by M&R as 15 cm.





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 16-Nov-17 21:08 by Jon Ellison.

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Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 2625 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 21:06
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 398 Sirfiroth 16-Nov-17 22:08
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 449 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:01
Irrelevant 365 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Nov-17 00:26
Re: Irrelevant 383 Jon Ellison 17-Nov-17 09:01
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 337 Origyptian 16-Nov-17 23:10
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 361 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:18
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 379 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:27
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 291 cladking 17-Nov-17 15:35
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 394 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 09:43
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 301 cladking 18-Nov-17 14:58
Re: Wave form systems 306 Thunderbird 18-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Wave form systems 243 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 18:41
Re: Wave form systems 389 Thunderbird 18-Nov-17 23:00
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 204 John B 12-Jan-18 23:57
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 291 Jon Ellison 13-Jan-18 00:02
W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 451 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Nov-17 00:24
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 381 Origyptian 17-Nov-17 04:32
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 383 Apap 17-Nov-17 23:01
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 281 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 09:35
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 340 Apap 21-Nov-17 00:55
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 308 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 06:08
on the other hand.... 293 Warwick 18-Nov-17 18:51
Re: on the other hand.... 322 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 19:41
Re: on the other hand.... 351 Origyptian 19-Nov-17 15:59
Re: on the other hand.... 315 Jon Ellison 20-Nov-17 19:13
Re: on the other hand.... 297 Origyptian 20-Nov-17 20:08
Re: on the other hand.... 240 DUNE 20-Nov-17 21:13
Re: on the other hand.... 243 Origyptian 20-Nov-17 22:39
Re: on the other hand.... 204 M. J. Thomas 20-Nov-17 23:53
Re: on the other hand.... 268 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 08:43
Re: on the other hand.... 250 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 09:48
Re: on the other hand.... 248 DUNE 21-Nov-17 10:29
Re: on the other hand.... 343 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 10:50
Re: on the other hand.... 266 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 11:19
Re: on the other hand.... 292 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 11:29
Re: on the other hand.... 275 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 13:38
Re: on the other hand.... 281 DUNE 21-Nov-17 15:54
Re: on the other hand.... 222 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 16:22
Re: on the other hand.... 232 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 16:30
Re: on the other hand.... 347 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 16:38
Re: on the other hand.... 191 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 17:48
Re: on the other hand.... 268 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 17:04
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 230 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 17:26
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 204 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 17:50
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 198 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 17:58
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 227 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 18:30
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 227 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 18:52
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 249 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:00
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 263 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 19:23
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 226 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:44
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 296 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:52
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 203 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 19:32
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 216 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 19:25
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 235 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 22:26
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 199 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 22:48
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 245 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 23:01
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 182 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 23:06
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 250 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 23:28
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 224 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 23:49
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 333 Jon Ellison 22-Nov-17 01:01
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 307 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 18:51
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 254 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 19:08
Re: on the other hand.... 217 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 17:43
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 318 Apap 22-Nov-17 18:14
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 327 Origyptian 22-Nov-17 19:13
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 415 Jon Ellison 22-Nov-17 22:02
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 357 Spiros 17-Nov-17 12:07
Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 362 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-17 02:31
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 232 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-17 11:26
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 223 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 18:24
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 219 Origyptian 25-Nov-17 19:02
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 239 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 20:08
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 220 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 20:32
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 257 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 01:17
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 346 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 01:57
Block Kings Chamber 557 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 10:38
Re: Block Kings Chamber 248 Open mind 12-Jan-18 06:32
Re: Block Kings Chamber 209 Jon Ellison 12-Jan-18 13:48
Re: Block Kings Chamber 171 Open mind 12-Jan-18 17:07
Re: Block Kings Chamber 179 Origyptian 12-Jan-18 18:31
Re: Block Kings Chamber 171 Open mind 12-Jan-18 18:39
Re: Block Kings Chamber 192 Origyptian 12-Jan-18 18:47
Re: Block Kings Chamber 176 Open mind 12-Jan-18 19:36
Re: Block Kings Chamber 217 Open mind 12-Jan-18 17:50
Re: Block Kings Chamber 219 Open mind 12-Jan-18 19:29
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 224 John B 12-Jan-18 21:57
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 212 Jon Ellison 12-Jan-18 23:25


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