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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. 2738 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 21:06
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 428 Sirfiroth 16-Nov-17 22:08
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 506 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:01
Irrelevant 394 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Nov-17 00:26
Re: Irrelevant 421 Jon Ellison 17-Nov-17 09:01
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 369 Origyptian 16-Nov-17 23:10
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 395 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:18
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 424 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:27
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 323 cladking 17-Nov-17 15:35
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 433 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 09:43
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 331 cladking 18-Nov-17 14:58
Re: Wave form systems 339 Thunderbird 18-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Wave form systems 273 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 18:41
Re: Wave form systems 432 Thunderbird 18-Nov-17 23:00
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 237 John B 12-Jan-18 23:57
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 324 Jon Ellison 13-Jan-18 00:02
W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 495 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Nov-17 00:24
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 415 Origyptian 17-Nov-17 04:32
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 425 Apap 17-Nov-17 23:01
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 312 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 09:35
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 389 Apap 21-Nov-17 00:55
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 348 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 06:08
on the other hand.... 323 Warwick 18-Nov-17 18:51
Re: on the other hand.... 352 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 19:41
Re: on the other hand.... 400 Origyptian 19-Nov-17 15:59
Re: on the other hand.... 354 Jon Ellison 20-Nov-17 19:13
Re: on the other hand.... 329 Origyptian 20-Nov-17 20:08
Re: on the other hand.... 273 DUNE 20-Nov-17 21:13
Re: on the other hand.... 275 Origyptian 20-Nov-17 22:39
Re: on the other hand.... 245 M. J. Thomas 20-Nov-17 23:53
Re: on the other hand.... 294 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 08:43
Re: on the other hand.... 279 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 09:48
Re: on the other hand.... 284 DUNE 21-Nov-17 10:29
Re: on the other hand.... 373 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 10:50
Re: on the other hand.... 293 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 11:19
Re: on the other hand.... 332 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 11:29
Re: on the other hand.... 304 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 13:38
Re: on the other hand.... 313 DUNE 21-Nov-17 15:54
Re: on the other hand.... 253 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 16:22
Re: on the other hand.... 258 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 16:30
Re: on the other hand.... 377 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 16:38
Re: on the other hand.... 216 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 17:48
Re: on the other hand.... 296 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 17:04
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 261 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 17:26
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 231 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 17:50
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 227 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 17:58
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 259 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 18:30
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 258 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 18:52
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 310 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:00
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 288 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 19:23
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 249 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:44
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 325 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:52
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 234 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 19:32
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 245 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 19:25
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 261 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 22:26
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 235 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 22:48
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 283 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 23:01
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 215 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 23:06
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 275 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 23:28
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 259 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 23:49
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 375 Jon Ellison 22-Nov-17 01:01
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 346 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 18:51
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 282 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 19:08
Re: on the other hand.... 241 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 17:43
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 368 Apap 22-Nov-17 18:14
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 372 Origyptian 22-Nov-17 19:13
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 473 Jon Ellison 22-Nov-17 22:02
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 385 Spiros 17-Nov-17 12:07
Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 389 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-17 02:31
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 282 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-17 11:26
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 265 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 18:24
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 251 Origyptian 25-Nov-17 19:02
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 271 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 20:08
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 249 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 20:32
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 288 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 01:17
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 390 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 01:57
Block Kings Chamber 672 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 10:38
Re: Block Kings Chamber 277 Open mind 12-Jan-18 06:32
Re: Block Kings Chamber 237 Jon Ellison 12-Jan-18 13:48
Re: Block Kings Chamber 198 Open mind 12-Jan-18 17:07
Re: Block Kings Chamber 223 Origyptian 12-Jan-18 18:31
Re: Block Kings Chamber 202 Open mind 12-Jan-18 18:39
Re: Block Kings Chamber 218 Origyptian 12-Jan-18 18:47
Re: Block Kings Chamber 205 Open mind 12-Jan-18 19:36
Re: Block Kings Chamber 243 Open mind 12-Jan-18 17:50
Re: Block Kings Chamber 247 Open mind 12-Jan-18 19:29
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 253 John B 12-Jan-18 21:57
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 241 Jon Ellison 12-Jan-18 23:25


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