The Flash presentation below presents a possible way of achieving this quite extraordinary feat. (BTW - I am not sure if anyone anywhere has already proposed a method like this so if you have seen such elsewhere, please let me know):
Raising the Roof (Flash Presentation - 5.2 MB). (Note: there is a small control panel at the bottom left of the Flash presentation to allow you to pause, skip back or forward--to go at your own pace).
There are some highly intriguing consequences of the above 'raising-the-roof- method that I propose. First of all it explains the whitewash/slurry marks we observe on the underside of these blocks in Campbell's Chamber. The ancient Egyptians used such a slurry mix to lubricate very heavy blocks to reduce friction and assist in moving them. We see the same slurry/lubricant in the Ascending Passage of the Great Pyramid where small pieces of granite were found (apparently broken off the granite plugging stones) 'cemented' to the passage floor, having been left there as the slurry/lubricant dried.
As the gabled blocks were slid over the 'sand pit' they would pick up small granules which, as the slurry dried on the underside of the gabled block, would likewise become 'cemented' onto the block. These 'granules' may be what myself and others (Audrey??) noticed in the high-res Khufu cartouche by Patrick Chapuis posted recently.
Of course, this brings us to the most pertinent point of all. If this method (or something similar) was the means by which these very heavy blocks were raised then it stands to reason that any glyphs in Campbell's Chamber were painted in-situ and NOT at the quarry as Egyptologists insist. If they had been painted at the quarries then, as the block was being raised, every single set of glyphs in Campbell's Chamber would have been smeared with the slurry to the point of rendering it incomprehensible. At the very least the glyphs would be very difficult to make out as they would be UNDER the slurry.
But they are not. The hieroglyphs in Campbell's Chamber are ABOVE the slurry, ergo they were created once the slurry had dried and, crucially, when the block was UPRIGHT i.e. VERTICAL.
Now this vertical or uprightness of the block isn't such an issue for many of the glyphs found in this chamber. But it most certainly IS a problem for the Khufu Cartouche. If this cartouche was drawn vertically on a vertically aligned roofing block then there is simply no way on Earth that the AEs would rotate the glyphs within the cartouche 90 degrees--these glyphs would ALSO have been vertically aligned. That they are not, once more, raises serious questions as to their authenticity.
Of course, I could be completely wrong with this proposed method of raising the roof of Campbell's Chamber. What I feel pretty certain of, however, is that however it was done, prior to the block being raised upright it was lying face down and most likely in some slurry/lubricant to reduce friction and ease its movement. If that is so for all and any methods of raising these blocks then we have to ask, why aren't the glyphs that would have been lying face down in the slurry/lubricant not smeared with the stuff?
Post Edited (09-Nov-14 18:19)