> Martin Stower wrote:
> > I am as puzzled by Osburn’s remark as you are.
> Osburn's remark:
> Is it possible that Osburn had in mindQuote
“It is on the stones which form the
> arches of the incline leading down to the inner
> 'domed chamber', which Frank Doernenburg thinks might
> refer to a description of the Grand Gallery?
Amplified, on page 275, Osburn writes:
”Champollion, on his visit to Egypt, in 1828, copied a royal ring from one of the tombs of Ghizeh, which, with his usual sagacity, he detected as the name of Suphis...About four years after this identification, Col. Vyse discovered the same name traced in minium upon the blocks in the interior of the Great Pyramid.”
He then continues on page 279:
”In the Great Pyramid of Ghizeh the name of Noh-Suphis repeatedly occurs, rudely written with rubble, or minium, as the quarry mark of the stones of the building. It is on the stones which form the arches of the incline leading down to the inner chambers. We have already explained that the name of Suphis has also been read as the quarry mark of the other blocks of which the pyramid has been constructed.”
There are four (4) known ”arches of incline” contained within the Great Pyramid: the corbeled arch of the Grand Gallery, and the three (3) triangular arches of the Original Entrance, Queen’s Chamber and Campbell’s Chamber. Of these, the only ’arch of incline’, within the context of quarry marks ”written with rubble, or minium”, is that of Campbell’s Chamber.
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