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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. 2296 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 21:06
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 317 Sirfiroth 16-Nov-17 22:08
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 319 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:01
Irrelevant 280 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Nov-17 00:26
Re: Irrelevant 301 Jon Ellison 17-Nov-17 09:01
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 244 Origyptian 16-Nov-17 23:10
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 279 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:18
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 298 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:27
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 209 cladking 17-Nov-17 15:35
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 292 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 09:43
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 230 cladking 18-Nov-17 14:58
Re: Wave form systems 234 Thunderbird 18-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Wave form systems 173 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 18:41
Re: Wave form systems 296 Thunderbird 18-Nov-17 23:00
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 135 John B 12-Jan-18 23:57
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 195 Jon Ellison 13-Jan-18 00:02
W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 340 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Nov-17 00:24
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 287 Origyptian 17-Nov-17 04:32
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 247 Apap 17-Nov-17 23:01
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 214 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 09:35
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 210 Apap 21-Nov-17 00:55
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 228 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 06:08
on the other hand.... 212 Warwick 18-Nov-17 18:51
Re: on the other hand.... 254 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 19:41
Re: on the other hand.... 265 Origyptian 19-Nov-17 15:59
Re: on the other hand.... 232 Jon Ellison 20-Nov-17 19:13
Re: on the other hand.... 215 Origyptian 20-Nov-17 20:08
Re: on the other hand.... 173 DUNE 20-Nov-17 21:13
Re: on the other hand.... 169 Origyptian 20-Nov-17 22:39
Re: on the other hand.... 123 M. J. Thomas 20-Nov-17 23:53
Re: on the other hand.... 202 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 08:43
Re: on the other hand.... 185 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 09:48
Re: on the other hand.... 177 DUNE 21-Nov-17 10:29
Re: on the other hand.... 260 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 10:50
Re: on the other hand.... 200 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 11:19
Re: on the other hand.... 197 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 11:29
Re: on the other hand.... 200 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 13:38
Re: on the other hand.... 207 DUNE 21-Nov-17 15:54
Re: on the other hand.... 162 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 16:22
Re: on the other hand.... 165 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 16:30
Re: on the other hand.... 222 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 16:38
Re: on the other hand.... 125 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 17:48
Re: on the other hand.... 195 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 17:04
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 168 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 17:26
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 136 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 17:50
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 136 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 17:58
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 151 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 18:30
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 140 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 18:52
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 180 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:00
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 192 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 19:23
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 146 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:44
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 212 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:52
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 132 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 19:32
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 139 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 19:25
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 157 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 22:26
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 131 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 22:48
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 179 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 23:01
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 119 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 23:06
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 177 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 23:28
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 151 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 23:49
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 260 Jon Ellison 22-Nov-17 01:01
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 212 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 18:51
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 188 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 19:08
Re: on the other hand.... 144 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 17:43
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 185 Apap 22-Nov-17 18:14
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 242 Origyptian 22-Nov-17 19:13
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 298 Jon Ellison 22-Nov-17 22:02
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 276 Spiros 17-Nov-17 12:07
Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 291 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-17 02:31
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 151 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-17 11:26
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 148 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 18:24
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 146 Origyptian 25-Nov-17 19:02
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 163 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 20:08
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 146 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 20:32
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 169 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 01:17
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 230 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 01:57
Block Kings Chamber 357 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 10:38
Re: Block Kings Chamber 170 Open mind 12-Jan-18 06:32
Re: Block Kings Chamber 132 Jon Ellison 12-Jan-18 13:48
Re: Block Kings Chamber 118 Open mind 12-Jan-18 17:07
Re: Block Kings Chamber 114 Origyptian 12-Jan-18 18:31
Re: Block Kings Chamber 104 Open mind 12-Jan-18 18:39
Re: Block Kings Chamber 99 Origyptian 12-Jan-18 18:47
Re: Block Kings Chamber 114 Open mind 12-Jan-18 19:36
Re: Block Kings Chamber 160 Open mind 12-Jan-18 17:50
Re: Block Kings Chamber 131 Open mind 12-Jan-18 19:29
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 142 John B 12-Jan-18 21:57
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 116 Jon Ellison 12-Jan-18 23:25


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