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I. E. S. Edwards The Pyramids of Egyptp.114. 'North and south of the temple outside of the eastern enclousure wall of the pyramid, are two boat-shaped pits hewn in the rock; a third pit of the same kind lies on the north side of the causeway near the temple. All these pits were cleared by Reisner, but with small reward. The first two yielded nothing and the third only fragments of gilded wood and some rope. A fourth pit, however, provided one of the outstanding Egyptological surprises of this century (last century).

Situated at the south side of the pyramid and near the enclousure wall, this pit was found by Kamal el-Mallakh in May 1954. It is 103 feet in length and 17 1/2 feet in depth. Unlike the other pits it is rectangular.'

"On the south wall of the pit, and on most of the roofing blocks there were masons graffiti, which included as the name of one of the gangs 'Djedefre is the ruler'. Djedefre, whose name occurs several times on the blocks, was Cheops son and successor, who must have been responsible for seeing his fathers burial was properly carried out.

According to Edwards the restoration of the boat itself was carried out by Hag Ahmed Yusuf, a skilled restorer and it took him 14 years. "The result of his work, is a boat in almost perfect condition, 143 feet long (40 feet longe than the top of the pit) , which is estimated to have a displacement of about 40 tons'

Interestingly Edwards reports 'Its main timbers which are about 5 1/2 inches thick, bear special marks to assist the ancient builder to put them in the right order when assembling the boat'. Here we can see a parralell with blocks placed in the pyramid itself marked by masons..

'These marks are of two kinds; general, of which there were four, to indicate the main divisions of the boat, and particular, which were usually placed on neighbouring timbers.

Now aa to measures you ask well it is hard to say if any great meaning should be given. Three close approximations come to mind.

The depth of the pit 17 1/2 feet is very close to 10 Royal cubits 10 x 20.625 = 206.25 inches 17.1875 feet.

The length of the pit 103 feet 1236 inches 93.63636 Indus feet x 16 = 1498.18 digits. Here then is a clue very close to 1500 digits = 60 royal cubits x 20.625 / 12 = 103.125 imperial feet.

The length of the boat 143 feet 1716 inches 130 Indus feet (13.2 inches) and looks good but I have a feeling it is actually a little bit shorter and was intended to be 129.6 Indus feet 2073.6 digits 82.944 royal cubits 86.4 standard cubits.

This last 86.4 is significant as the number 864 is found again and again in pyramid design.

Anyway some thoughts for you.

Best

Jim



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 27-Feb-19 03:21 by molder.

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