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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. 2616 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 21:06
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 396 Sirfiroth 16-Nov-17 22:08
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 443 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:01
Irrelevant 358 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Nov-17 00:26
Re: Irrelevant 376 Jon Ellison 17-Nov-17 09:01
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 328 Origyptian 16-Nov-17 23:10
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 359 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:18
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 373 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:27
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 285 cladking 17-Nov-17 15:35
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 390 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 09:43
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 297 cladking 18-Nov-17 14:58
Re: Wave form systems 304 Thunderbird 18-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Wave form systems 240 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 18:41
Re: Wave form systems 385 Thunderbird 18-Nov-17 23:00
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 202 John B 12-Jan-18 23:57
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 286 Jon Ellison 13-Jan-18 00:02
W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 448 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Nov-17 00:24
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 373 Origyptian 17-Nov-17 04:32
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 381 Apap 17-Nov-17 23:01
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 279 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 09:35
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 335 Apap 21-Nov-17 00:55
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 306 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 06:08
on the other hand.... 290 Warwick 18-Nov-17 18:51
Re: on the other hand.... 320 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 19:41
Re: on the other hand.... 349 Origyptian 19-Nov-17 15:59
Re: on the other hand.... 310 Jon Ellison 20-Nov-17 19:13
Re: on the other hand.... 295 Origyptian 20-Nov-17 20:08
Re: on the other hand.... 235 DUNE 20-Nov-17 21:13
Re: on the other hand.... 238 Origyptian 20-Nov-17 22:39
Re: on the other hand.... 199 M. J. Thomas 20-Nov-17 23:53
Re: on the other hand.... 265 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 08:43
Re: on the other hand.... 247 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 09:48
Re: on the other hand.... 246 DUNE 21-Nov-17 10:29
Re: on the other hand.... 341 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 10:50
Re: on the other hand.... 263 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 11:19
Re: on the other hand.... 285 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 11:29
Re: on the other hand.... 272 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 13:38
Re: on the other hand.... 276 DUNE 21-Nov-17 15:54
Re: on the other hand.... 219 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 16:22
Re: on the other hand.... 229 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 16:30
Re: on the other hand.... 343 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 16:38
Re: on the other hand.... 186 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 17:48
Re: on the other hand.... 265 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 17:04
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 228 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 17:26
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 202 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 17:50
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 197 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 17:58
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 221 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 18:30
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 225 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 18:52
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 247 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:00
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 261 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 19:23
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 219 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:44
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 292 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:52
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 201 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 19:32
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 211 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 19:25
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 230 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 22:26
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 197 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 22:48
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 243 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 23:01
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 180 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 23:06
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 246 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 23:28
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 222 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 23:49
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 330 Jon Ellison 22-Nov-17 01:01
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 305 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 18:51
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 250 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 19:08
Re: on the other hand.... 210 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 17:43
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 316 Apap 22-Nov-17 18:14
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 324 Origyptian 22-Nov-17 19:13
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 413 Jon Ellison 22-Nov-17 22:02
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 351 Spiros 17-Nov-17 12:07
Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 360 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-17 02:31
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 230 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-17 11:26
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 221 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 18:24
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 217 Origyptian 25-Nov-17 19:02
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 236 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 20:08
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 215 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 20:32
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 253 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 01:17
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 337 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 01:57
Block Kings Chamber 548 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 10:38
Re: Block Kings Chamber 239 Open mind 12-Jan-18 06:32
Re: Block Kings Chamber 205 Jon Ellison 12-Jan-18 13:48
Re: Block Kings Chamber 169 Open mind 12-Jan-18 17:07
Re: Block Kings Chamber 177 Origyptian 12-Jan-18 18:31
Re: Block Kings Chamber 166 Open mind 12-Jan-18 18:39
Re: Block Kings Chamber 184 Origyptian 12-Jan-18 18:47
Re: Block Kings Chamber 174 Open mind 12-Jan-18 19:36
Re: Block Kings Chamber 215 Open mind 12-Jan-18 17:50
Re: Block Kings Chamber 212 Open mind 12-Jan-18 19:29
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 221 John B 12-Jan-18 21:57
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 205 Jon Ellison 12-Jan-18 23:25


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