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Jon Ellison Wrote:
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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.
>
>



Your ”long held belief” is based on an observation by Petrie who stated:

”The coffer cannot have been put into the Pyramid after the King's Chamber was finished, as it is nearly an inch wider than the beginning of the ascending passage.”

The Pyramids and Temples of Gizeh, Chapter 22, Section 173.



Dr. Troglodyte


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Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 2428 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 21:06
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 355 Sirfiroth 16-Nov-17 22:08
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 372 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:01
Irrelevant 319 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Nov-17 00:26
Re: Irrelevant 339 Jon Ellison 17-Nov-17 09:01
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 277 Origyptian 16-Nov-17 23:10
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 316 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:18
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 329 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:27
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 247 cladking 17-Nov-17 15:35
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 328 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 09:43
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 266 cladking 18-Nov-17 14:58
Re: Wave form systems 273 Thunderbird 18-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Wave form systems 205 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 18:41
Re: Wave form systems 330 Thunderbird 18-Nov-17 23:00
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 168 John B 12-Jan-18 23:57
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 232 Jon Ellison 13-Jan-18 00:02
W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 391 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Nov-17 00:24
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 327 Origyptian 17-Nov-17 04:32
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 294 Apap 17-Nov-17 23:01
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 249 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 09:35
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 246 Apap 21-Nov-17 00:55
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 267 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 06:08
on the other hand.... 243 Warwick 18-Nov-17 18:51
Re: on the other hand.... 290 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 19:41
Re: on the other hand.... 301 Origyptian 19-Nov-17 15:59
Re: on the other hand.... 265 Jon Ellison 20-Nov-17 19:13
Re: on the other hand.... 245 Origyptian 20-Nov-17 20:08
Re: on the other hand.... 197 DUNE 20-Nov-17 21:13
Re: on the other hand.... 200 Origyptian 20-Nov-17 22:39
Re: on the other hand.... 149 M. J. Thomas 20-Nov-17 23:53
Re: on the other hand.... 236 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 08:43
Re: on the other hand.... 221 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 09:48
Re: on the other hand.... 215 DUNE 21-Nov-17 10:29
Re: on the other hand.... 301 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 10:50
Re: on the other hand.... 231 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 11:19
Re: on the other hand.... 232 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 11:29
Re: on the other hand.... 230 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 13:38
Re: on the other hand.... 244 DUNE 21-Nov-17 15:54
Re: on the other hand.... 187 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 16:22
Re: on the other hand.... 197 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 16:30
Re: on the other hand.... 261 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 16:38
Re: on the other hand.... 155 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 17:48
Re: on the other hand.... 229 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 17:04
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 201 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 17:26
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 167 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 17:50
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 166 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 17:58
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 179 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 18:30
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 171 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 18:52
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 212 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:00
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 222 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 19:23
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 173 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:44
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 244 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:52
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 169 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 19:32
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 162 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 19:25
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 185 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 22:26
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 161 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 22:48
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 215 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 23:01
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 147 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 23:06
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 212 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 23:28
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 179 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 23:49
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 295 Jon Ellison 22-Nov-17 01:01
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 252 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 18:51
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 215 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 19:08
Re: on the other hand.... 165 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 17:43
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 235 Apap 22-Nov-17 18:14
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 280 Origyptian 22-Nov-17 19:13
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 342 Jon Ellison 22-Nov-17 22:02
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 316 Spiros 17-Nov-17 12:07
Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 329 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-17 02:31
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 187 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-17 11:26
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 181 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 18:24
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 187 Origyptian 25-Nov-17 19:02
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 203 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 20:08
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 169 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 20:32
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 202 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 01:17
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 277 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 01:57
Block Kings Chamber 427 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 10:38
Re: Block Kings Chamber 200 Open mind 12-Jan-18 06:32
Re: Block Kings Chamber 167 Jon Ellison 12-Jan-18 13:48
Re: Block Kings Chamber 144 Open mind 12-Jan-18 17:07
Re: Block Kings Chamber 140 Origyptian 12-Jan-18 18:31
Re: Block Kings Chamber 133 Open mind 12-Jan-18 18:39
Re: Block Kings Chamber 134 Origyptian 12-Jan-18 18:47
Re: Block Kings Chamber 146 Open mind 12-Jan-18 19:36
Re: Block Kings Chamber 186 Open mind 12-Jan-18 17:50
Re: Block Kings Chamber 170 Open mind 12-Jan-18 19:29
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 173 John B 12-Jan-18 21:57
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 144 Jon Ellison 12-Jan-18 23:25


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