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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. 2475 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 21:06
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 374 Sirfiroth 16-Nov-17 22:08
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 392 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:01
Irrelevant 332 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Nov-17 00:26
Re: Irrelevant 351 Jon Ellison 17-Nov-17 09:01
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 292 Origyptian 16-Nov-17 23:10
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 333 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:18
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 344 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:27
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 258 cladking 17-Nov-17 15:35
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 350 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 09:43
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 278 cladking 18-Nov-17 14:58
Re: Wave form systems 284 Thunderbird 18-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Wave form systems 220 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 18:41
Re: Wave form systems 344 Thunderbird 18-Nov-17 23:00
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 180 John B 12-Jan-18 23:57
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 247 Jon Ellison 13-Jan-18 00:02
W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 412 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Nov-17 00:24
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 338 Origyptian 17-Nov-17 04:32
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 319 Apap 17-Nov-17 23:01
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 263 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 09:35
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 273 Apap 21-Nov-17 00:55
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 279 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 06:08
on the other hand.... 256 Warwick 18-Nov-17 18:51
Re: on the other hand.... 303 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 19:41
Re: on the other hand.... 318 Origyptian 19-Nov-17 15:59
Re: on the other hand.... 280 Jon Ellison 20-Nov-17 19:13
Re: on the other hand.... 256 Origyptian 20-Nov-17 20:08
Re: on the other hand.... 211 DUNE 20-Nov-17 21:13
Re: on the other hand.... 213 Origyptian 20-Nov-17 22:39
Re: on the other hand.... 160 M. J. Thomas 20-Nov-17 23:53
Re: on the other hand.... 248 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 08:43
Re: on the other hand.... 231 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 09:48
Re: on the other hand.... 230 DUNE 21-Nov-17 10:29
Re: on the other hand.... 312 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 10:50
Re: on the other hand.... 247 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 11:19
Re: on the other hand.... 245 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 11:29
Re: on the other hand.... 244 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 13:38
Re: on the other hand.... 257 DUNE 21-Nov-17 15:54
Re: on the other hand.... 199 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 16:22
Re: on the other hand.... 208 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 16:30
Re: on the other hand.... 282 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 16:38
Re: on the other hand.... 165 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 17:48
Re: on the other hand.... 242 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 17:04
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 210 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 17:26
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 182 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 17:50
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 176 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 17:58
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 191 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 18:30
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 187 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 18:52
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 223 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:00
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 237 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 19:23
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 188 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:44
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 259 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:52
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 181 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 19:32
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 171 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 19:25
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 196 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 22:26
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 171 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 22:48
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 225 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 23:01
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 157 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 23:06
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 223 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 23:28
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 191 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 23:49
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 307 Jon Ellison 22-Nov-17 01:01
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 268 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 18:51
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 227 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 19:08
Re: on the other hand.... 173 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 17:43
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 269 Apap 22-Nov-17 18:14
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 292 Origyptian 22-Nov-17 19:13
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 363 Jon Ellison 22-Nov-17 22:02
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 327 Spiros 17-Nov-17 12:07
Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 344 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-17 02:31
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 204 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-17 11:26
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 196 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 18:24
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 199 Origyptian 25-Nov-17 19:02
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 219 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 20:08
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 180 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 20:32
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 213 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 01:17
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 293 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 01:57
Block Kings Chamber 458 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 10:38
Re: Block Kings Chamber 215 Open mind 12-Jan-18 06:32
Re: Block Kings Chamber 178 Jon Ellison 12-Jan-18 13:48
Re: Block Kings Chamber 152 Open mind 12-Jan-18 17:07
Re: Block Kings Chamber 151 Origyptian 12-Jan-18 18:31
Re: Block Kings Chamber 141 Open mind 12-Jan-18 18:39
Re: Block Kings Chamber 147 Origyptian 12-Jan-18 18:47
Re: Block Kings Chamber 158 Open mind 12-Jan-18 19:36
Re: Block Kings Chamber 198 Open mind 12-Jan-18 17:50
Re: Block Kings Chamber 183 Open mind 12-Jan-18 19:29
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 185 John B 12-Jan-18 21:57
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 158 Jon Ellison 12-Jan-18 23:25


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