> DUNE wrote:
> > I think we would all agree that G1 is showing a level of
> > sophistication in its internal structure far above any other
> > pyramid built in Egypt,
> Actually, no. There's pyramids with underground chambers and
> tunnels that form a complex over a mile in length, such as the
> pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara. G1 is pretty simple compared to
I'm with Skatha on this.
The Great Pyramid of Giza's interior is actually very simple in design.
Essentially, there are two sloping passages (the Descending and the Ascending - I'm combining the AP and Grand Gallery), four horizontal passages (the Subterranean, the Blind, the Queen’s Chamber and the Antechamber horizontals), three rectangular chambers (one with a gabled roof) and a narrow vertical shaft (the Well Shaft).
Skatha has mentioned already Djoser’s very complex pyramid, and I add Menkaure’s slightly less complex pyramid.
I should perhaps mention that it has been suggested that some of the tunnels under Djoser’s pyramid are the handiwork of tomb robbers.
So few answers - and not one of them mine.