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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. 2556 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 21:06
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 385 Sirfiroth 16-Nov-17 22:08
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 422 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:01
Irrelevant 343 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Nov-17 00:26
Re: Irrelevant 361 Jon Ellison 17-Nov-17 09:01
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 312 Origyptian 16-Nov-17 23:10
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 349 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:18
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 354 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:27
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 267 cladking 17-Nov-17 15:35
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 373 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 09:43
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 290 cladking 18-Nov-17 14:58
Re: Wave form systems 296 Thunderbird 18-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Wave form systems 231 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 18:41
Re: Wave form systems 375 Thunderbird 18-Nov-17 23:00
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 193 John B 12-Jan-18 23:57
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 268 Jon Ellison 13-Jan-18 00:02
W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 437 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Nov-17 00:24
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 356 Origyptian 17-Nov-17 04:32
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 356 Apap 17-Nov-17 23:01
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 271 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 09:35
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 305 Apap 21-Nov-17 00:55
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 297 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 06:08
on the other hand.... 279 Warwick 18-Nov-17 18:51
Re: on the other hand.... 315 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 19:41
Re: on the other hand.... 337 Origyptian 19-Nov-17 15:59
Re: on the other hand.... 294 Jon Ellison 20-Nov-17 19:13
Re: on the other hand.... 285 Origyptian 20-Nov-17 20:08
Re: on the other hand.... 220 DUNE 20-Nov-17 21:13
Re: on the other hand.... 222 Origyptian 20-Nov-17 22:39
Re: on the other hand.... 176 M. J. Thomas 20-Nov-17 23:53
Re: on the other hand.... 258 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 08:43
Re: on the other hand.... 241 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 09:48
Re: on the other hand.... 238 DUNE 21-Nov-17 10:29
Re: on the other hand.... 333 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 10:50
Re: on the other hand.... 255 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 11:19
Re: on the other hand.... 268 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 11:29
Re: on the other hand.... 265 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 13:38
Re: on the other hand.... 270 DUNE 21-Nov-17 15:54
Re: on the other hand.... 212 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 16:22
Re: on the other hand.... 221 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 16:30
Re: on the other hand.... 327 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 16:38
Re: on the other hand.... 173 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 17:48
Re: on the other hand.... 259 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 17:04
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 220 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 17:26
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 195 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 17:50
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 192 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 17:58
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 207 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 18:30
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 219 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 18:52
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 234 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:00
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 254 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 19:23
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 207 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:44
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 278 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:52
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 192 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 19:32
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 187 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 19:25
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 213 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 22:26
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 189 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 22:48
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 237 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 23:01
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 176 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 23:06
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 233 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 23:28
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 209 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 23:49
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 323 Jon Ellison 22-Nov-17 01:01
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 289 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 18:51
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 237 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 19:08
Re: on the other hand.... 191 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 17:43
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 301 Apap 22-Nov-17 18:14
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 312 Origyptian 22-Nov-17 19:13
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 401 Jon Ellison 22-Nov-17 22:02
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 337 Spiros 17-Nov-17 12:07
Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 354 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-17 02:31
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 220 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-17 11:26
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 215 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 18:24
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 209 Origyptian 25-Nov-17 19:02
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 230 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 20:08
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 194 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 20:32
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 231 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 01:17
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 311 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 01:57
Block Kings Chamber 503 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 10:38
Re: Block Kings Chamber 225 Open mind 12-Jan-18 06:32
Re: Block Kings Chamber 191 Jon Ellison 12-Jan-18 13:48
Re: Block Kings Chamber 162 Open mind 12-Jan-18 17:07
Re: Block Kings Chamber 170 Origyptian 12-Jan-18 18:31
Re: Block Kings Chamber 151 Open mind 12-Jan-18 18:39
Re: Block Kings Chamber 165 Origyptian 12-Jan-18 18:47
Re: Block Kings Chamber 169 Open mind 12-Jan-18 19:36
Re: Block Kings Chamber 206 Open mind 12-Jan-18 17:50
Re: Block Kings Chamber 194 Open mind 12-Jan-18 19:29
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 202 John B 12-Jan-18 21:57
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 184 Jon Ellison 12-Jan-18 23:25


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