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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. 2579 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 21:06
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 390 Sirfiroth 16-Nov-17 22:08
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 428 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:01
Irrelevant 347 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Nov-17 00:26
Re: Irrelevant 363 Jon Ellison 17-Nov-17 09:01
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 316 Origyptian 16-Nov-17 23:10
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 355 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:18
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 359 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:27
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 271 cladking 17-Nov-17 15:35
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 377 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 09:43
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 293 cladking 18-Nov-17 14:58
Re: Wave form systems 301 Thunderbird 18-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Wave form systems 236 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 18:41
Re: Wave form systems 381 Thunderbird 18-Nov-17 23:00
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 198 John B 12-Jan-18 23:57
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 273 Jon Ellison 13-Jan-18 00:02
W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 444 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Nov-17 00:24
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 362 Origyptian 17-Nov-17 04:32
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 376 Apap 17-Nov-17 23:01
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 275 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 09:35
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 316 Apap 21-Nov-17 00:55
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 301 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 06:08
on the other hand.... 285 Warwick 18-Nov-17 18:51
Re: on the other hand.... 318 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 19:41
Re: on the other hand.... 343 Origyptian 19-Nov-17 15:59
Re: on the other hand.... 296 Jon Ellison 20-Nov-17 19:13
Re: on the other hand.... 291 Origyptian 20-Nov-17 20:08
Re: on the other hand.... 224 DUNE 20-Nov-17 21:13
Re: on the other hand.... 225 Origyptian 20-Nov-17 22:39
Re: on the other hand.... 177 M. J. Thomas 20-Nov-17 23:53
Re: on the other hand.... 262 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 08:43
Re: on the other hand.... 243 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 09:48
Re: on the other hand.... 244 DUNE 21-Nov-17 10:29
Re: on the other hand.... 336 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 10:50
Re: on the other hand.... 259 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 11:19
Re: on the other hand.... 272 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 11:29
Re: on the other hand.... 268 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 13:38
Re: on the other hand.... 273 DUNE 21-Nov-17 15:54
Re: on the other hand.... 216 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 16:22
Re: on the other hand.... 224 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 16:30
Re: on the other hand.... 329 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 16:38
Re: on the other hand.... 176 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 17:48
Re: on the other hand.... 263 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 17:04
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 225 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 17:26
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 199 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 17:50
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 194 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 17:58
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 211 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 18:30
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 222 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 18:52
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 244 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:00
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 257 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 19:23
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 209 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:44
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 281 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:52
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 196 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 19:32
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 195 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 19:25
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 219 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 22:26
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 192 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 22:48
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 241 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 23:01
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 177 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 23:06
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 236 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 23:28
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 214 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 23:49
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 326 Jon Ellison 22-Nov-17 01:01
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 292 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 18:51
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 240 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 19:08
Re: on the other hand.... 198 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 17:43
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 311 Apap 22-Nov-17 18:14
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 318 Origyptian 22-Nov-17 19:13
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 408 Jon Ellison 22-Nov-17 22:02
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 341 Spiros 17-Nov-17 12:07
Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 357 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-17 02:31
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 225 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-17 11:26
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 219 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 18:24
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 215 Origyptian 25-Nov-17 19:02
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 233 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 20:08
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 198 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 20:32
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 239 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 01:17
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 317 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 01:57
Block Kings Chamber 514 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 10:38
Re: Block Kings Chamber 228 Open mind 12-Jan-18 06:32
Re: Block Kings Chamber 192 Jon Ellison 12-Jan-18 13:48
Re: Block Kings Chamber 166 Open mind 12-Jan-18 17:07
Re: Block Kings Chamber 173 Origyptian 12-Jan-18 18:31
Re: Block Kings Chamber 153 Open mind 12-Jan-18 18:39
Re: Block Kings Chamber 171 Origyptian 12-Jan-18 18:47
Re: Block Kings Chamber 171 Open mind 12-Jan-18 19:36
Re: Block Kings Chamber 212 Open mind 12-Jan-18 17:50
Re: Block Kings Chamber 199 Open mind 12-Jan-18 19:29
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 209 John B 12-Jan-18 21:57
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 187 Jon Ellison 12-Jan-18 23:25


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