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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. 2494 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 21:06
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 379 Sirfiroth 16-Nov-17 22:08
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 399 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:01
Irrelevant 336 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Nov-17 00:26
Re: Irrelevant 354 Jon Ellison 17-Nov-17 09:01
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 301 Origyptian 16-Nov-17 23:10
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 339 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:18
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 346 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:27
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 261 cladking 17-Nov-17 15:35
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 360 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 09:43
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 282 cladking 18-Nov-17 14:58
Re: Wave form systems 288 Thunderbird 18-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Wave form systems 222 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 18:41
Re: Wave form systems 350 Thunderbird 18-Nov-17 23:00
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 187 John B 12-Jan-18 23:57
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 257 Jon Ellison 13-Jan-18 00:02
W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 419 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Nov-17 00:24
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 348 Origyptian 17-Nov-17 04:32
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 324 Apap 17-Nov-17 23:01
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 265 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 09:35
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 279 Apap 21-Nov-17 00:55
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 284 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 06:08
on the other hand.... 258 Warwick 18-Nov-17 18:51
Re: on the other hand.... 306 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 19:41
Re: on the other hand.... 324 Origyptian 19-Nov-17 15:59
Re: on the other hand.... 282 Jon Ellison 20-Nov-17 19:13
Re: on the other hand.... 259 Origyptian 20-Nov-17 20:08
Re: on the other hand.... 214 DUNE 20-Nov-17 21:13
Re: on the other hand.... 215 Origyptian 20-Nov-17 22:39
Re: on the other hand.... 163 M. J. Thomas 20-Nov-17 23:53
Re: on the other hand.... 250 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 08:43
Re: on the other hand.... 234 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 09:48
Re: on the other hand.... 231 DUNE 21-Nov-17 10:29
Re: on the other hand.... 325 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 10:50
Re: on the other hand.... 248 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 11:19
Re: on the other hand.... 247 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 11:29
Re: on the other hand.... 248 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 13:38
Re: on the other hand.... 264 DUNE 21-Nov-17 15:54
Re: on the other hand.... 205 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 16:22
Re: on the other hand.... 213 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 16:30
Re: on the other hand.... 310 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 16:38
Re: on the other hand.... 168 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 17:48
Re: on the other hand.... 251 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 17:04
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 212 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 17:26
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 186 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 17:50
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 181 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 17:58
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 193 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 18:30
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 200 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 18:52
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 226 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:00
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 239 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 19:23
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 197 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:44
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 262 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:52
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 186 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 19:32
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 180 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 19:25
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 205 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 22:26
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 177 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 22:48
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 229 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 23:01
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 161 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 23:06
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 226 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 23:28
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 196 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 23:49
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 313 Jon Ellison 22-Nov-17 01:01
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 273 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 18:51
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 230 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 19:08
Re: on the other hand.... 184 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 17:43
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 279 Apap 22-Nov-17 18:14
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 297 Origyptian 22-Nov-17 19:13
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 370 Jon Ellison 22-Nov-17 22:02
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 330 Spiros 17-Nov-17 12:07
Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 345 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-17 02:31
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 207 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-17 11:26
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 196 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 18:24
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 203 Origyptian 25-Nov-17 19:02
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 221 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 20:08
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 185 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 20:32
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 220 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 01:17
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 298 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 01:57
Block Kings Chamber 473 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 10:38
Re: Block Kings Chamber 218 Open mind 12-Jan-18 06:32
Re: Block Kings Chamber 183 Jon Ellison 12-Jan-18 13:48
Re: Block Kings Chamber 156 Open mind 12-Jan-18 17:07
Re: Block Kings Chamber 159 Origyptian 12-Jan-18 18:31
Re: Block Kings Chamber 145 Open mind 12-Jan-18 18:39
Re: Block Kings Chamber 151 Origyptian 12-Jan-18 18:47
Re: Block Kings Chamber 160 Open mind 12-Jan-18 19:36
Re: Block Kings Chamber 201 Open mind 12-Jan-18 17:50
Re: Block Kings Chamber 186 Open mind 12-Jan-18 19:29
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 195 John B 12-Jan-18 21:57
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 172 Jon Ellison 12-Jan-18 23:25


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