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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. 2533 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 21:06
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 384 Sirfiroth 16-Nov-17 22:08
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 417 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:01
Irrelevant 341 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Nov-17 00:26
Re: Irrelevant 358 Jon Ellison 17-Nov-17 09:01
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 310 Origyptian 16-Nov-17 23:10
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 348 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:18
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 354 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:27
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 266 cladking 17-Nov-17 15:35
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 370 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 09:43
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 287 cladking 18-Nov-17 14:58
Re: Wave form systems 292 Thunderbird 18-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Wave form systems 228 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 18:41
Re: Wave form systems 360 Thunderbird 18-Nov-17 23:00
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 190 John B 12-Jan-18 23:57
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 263 Jon Ellison 13-Jan-18 00:02
W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 432 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Nov-17 00:24
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 353 Origyptian 17-Nov-17 04:32
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 341 Apap 17-Nov-17 23:01
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 270 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 09:35
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 295 Apap 21-Nov-17 00:55
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 290 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 06:08
on the other hand.... 273 Warwick 18-Nov-17 18:51
Re: on the other hand.... 311 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 19:41
Re: on the other hand.... 333 Origyptian 19-Nov-17 15:59
Re: on the other hand.... 289 Jon Ellison 20-Nov-17 19:13
Re: on the other hand.... 274 Origyptian 20-Nov-17 20:08
Re: on the other hand.... 219 DUNE 20-Nov-17 21:13
Re: on the other hand.... 220 Origyptian 20-Nov-17 22:39
Re: on the other hand.... 173 M. J. Thomas 20-Nov-17 23:53
Re: on the other hand.... 254 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 08:43
Re: on the other hand.... 237 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 09:48
Re: on the other hand.... 236 DUNE 21-Nov-17 10:29
Re: on the other hand.... 331 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 10:50
Re: on the other hand.... 252 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 11:19
Re: on the other hand.... 262 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 11:29
Re: on the other hand.... 260 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 13:38
Re: on the other hand.... 267 DUNE 21-Nov-17 15:54
Re: on the other hand.... 209 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 16:22
Re: on the other hand.... 220 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 16:30
Re: on the other hand.... 323 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 16:38
Re: on the other hand.... 172 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 17:48
Re: on the other hand.... 255 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 17:04
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 216 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 17:26
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 192 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 17:50
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 189 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 17:58
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 200 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 18:30
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 214 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 18:52
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 231 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:00
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 246 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 19:23
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 204 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:44
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 268 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:52
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 190 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 19:32
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 185 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 19:25
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 211 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 22:26
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 183 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 22:48
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 233 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 23:01
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 166 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 23:06
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 231 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 23:28
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 201 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 23:49
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 319 Jon Ellison 22-Nov-17 01:01
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 280 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 18:51
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 235 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 19:08
Re: on the other hand.... 190 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 17:43
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 295 Apap 22-Nov-17 18:14
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 308 Origyptian 22-Nov-17 19:13
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 384 Jon Ellison 22-Nov-17 22:02
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 335 Spiros 17-Nov-17 12:07
Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 351 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-17 02:31
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 216 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-17 11:26
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 208 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 18:24
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 206 Origyptian 25-Nov-17 19:02
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 228 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 20:08
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 191 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 20:32
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 225 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 01:17
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 307 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 01:57
Block Kings Chamber 495 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 10:38
Re: Block Kings Chamber 222 Open mind 12-Jan-18 06:32
Re: Block Kings Chamber 188 Jon Ellison 12-Jan-18 13:48
Re: Block Kings Chamber 159 Open mind 12-Jan-18 17:07
Re: Block Kings Chamber 165 Origyptian 12-Jan-18 18:31
Re: Block Kings Chamber 149 Open mind 12-Jan-18 18:39
Re: Block Kings Chamber 155 Origyptian 12-Jan-18 18:47
Re: Block Kings Chamber 165 Open mind 12-Jan-18 19:36
Re: Block Kings Chamber 205 Open mind 12-Jan-18 17:50
Re: Block Kings Chamber 189 Open mind 12-Jan-18 19:29
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 200 John B 12-Jan-18 21:57
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 180 Jon Ellison 12-Jan-18 23:25


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