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Hello Open mind; you wrote: ”I've been trying to find more about the plugs in the ascending passage, GP...I'm lead to believe that the ascending passage and plugs were designed on purpose to be removable. And were in fact removed and replace on many occasions along the life of the pyramids functional life.”

Addressing the practicality of ‘removing and replacing’ the “Granite Plugs”, please consider the following image from Lehner’s The Complete Pyramids, page 40. This sketch of “Al-Mamun’s Breach” and “Robbers’ tunnel” has been modified to indicate the approximate location (Red X and Arrow) of the viewpoint from which the next two images, as published from John and Morton Edgar’s early 20th-century explorations, were taken.





In the image below, what remains of the topmost Granite Plug (GP) [some two feet missing, per Petrie] is visible just to the left of the climber, in situ within the Ascending Passage (AP).





The second image shows John Edgar crouching inside of the AP. Note how tightly nested the middle stone is relative to the roof of the passageway.





Given that prior to the excavated Tunnel and the collapse of the “prismatic stone” [see Tompkins, page 9], there was no visible, working, access to the nearly 7 ton Granite Plugs except for an approximately 100 foot sloping shaft (from one report, also filled with an unknown number of limestone plugs) [Tompkins, page 10], some 3 feet wide by 4 feet high. The possibility of traversing within the confinement of this space and moving anything of consequence is, at best, problematic.



Dr. Troglodyte


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Removable plugs on purpose 2763 Open mind 21-Nov-15 17:11
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 862 cladking 21-Nov-15 17:39
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 815 Open mind 21-Nov-15 18:33
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 687 cladking 21-Nov-15 18:45
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 917 Open mind 21-Nov-15 19:44
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 799 cladking 21-Nov-15 19:52
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 855 Open mind 21-Nov-15 20:28
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 710 cladking 21-Nov-15 21:04
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 813 Open mind 21-Nov-15 23:26
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 788 Dr. Troglodyte 22-Nov-15 00:53
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 871 Corpuscles 22-Nov-15 11:32
Pragmatic Semantics 926 Dr. Troglodyte 22-Nov-15 18:18
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 721 Open mind 22-Nov-15 17:30
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 727 Dr. Troglodyte 22-Nov-15 18:45
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 805 Open mind 23-Nov-15 21:22
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 697 Origyptian 23-Nov-15 21:32
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 722 Open mind 23-Nov-15 22:27
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 778 Origyptian 23-Nov-15 22:39
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 652 cladking 23-Nov-15 22:39
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 725 Origyptian 23-Nov-15 22:53
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 681 Dr. Troglodyte 24-Nov-15 16:25
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 841 Open mind 24-Nov-15 19:06
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 757 cladking 24-Nov-15 19:47
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 817 Open mind 24-Nov-15 20:30
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 588 cladking 24-Nov-15 20:57
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 728 Jon Ellison 24-Nov-15 21:31
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 631 cladking 24-Nov-15 22:33
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 752 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 20:36
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 743 Open mind 24-Nov-15 20:49
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 686 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 21:02
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 702 Open mind 24-Nov-15 21:14
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 697 Jon Ellison 24-Nov-15 20:51
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 697 cladking 22-Nov-15 20:58
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 757 Origyptian 22-Nov-15 16:58
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 760 Open mind 22-Nov-15 18:14
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 808 Open mind 22-Nov-15 20:36
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 712 cladking 22-Nov-15 21:08
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 726 Brian Patterson 24-Nov-15 18:38
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 613 cladking 24-Nov-15 19:54
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 672 Brian Patterson 24-Nov-15 20:59
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 770 Open mind 24-Nov-15 21:35
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 685 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 21:38
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 735 Open mind 24-Nov-15 21:48
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 687 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 22:22
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 650 Jon Ellison 24-Nov-15 21:43
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 660 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 21:55
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 646 Brian Patterson 24-Nov-15 22:07
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 664 cladking 24-Nov-15 22:15
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 783 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 22:15
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 688 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-15 18:29
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 741 Brian Patterson 24-Nov-15 22:22
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 721 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 22:47
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 691 cladking 25-Nov-15 00:01
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 812 Martin Stower 27-Nov-15 16:25
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 594 cladking 28-Nov-15 00:04
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 723 Martin Stower 28-Nov-15 00:43
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 653 cladking 28-Nov-15 01:13
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 744 Martin Stower 28-Nov-15 02:03
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 653 cladking 28-Nov-15 02:48
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 849 Martin Stower 28-Nov-15 13:40
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 679 cladking 28-Nov-15 15:16
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 778 Brian Patterson 28-Nov-15 15:45
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 645 Martin Stower 28-Nov-15 20:47
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 662 Merrell 28-Nov-15 21:39
According to Archae... 668 Ratcho 28-Nov-15 22:09
Re: According to Archae... 675 Merrell 28-Nov-15 22:54
Re: According to Archae... 669 Ratcho 28-Nov-15 22:58
Re: According to Archae... 688 Martin Stower 28-Nov-15 23:11
Mindset 702 Ratcho 28-Nov-15 23:36
Re: Mindset 703 Martin Stower 28-Nov-15 23:49
Re: Mindset 681 Merrell 29-Nov-15 10:17
Re: Mindset 873 Thanos5150 29-Nov-15 18:33
Re: Mindset 711 Merrell 29-Nov-15 22:49
Re: Mindset 540 cladking 29-Nov-15 23:03
Re: Mindset 707 Origyptian 30-Nov-15 04:47
Re: Mindset 636 cladking 30-Nov-15 05:07
Re: Mindset 666 Martin Stower 29-Nov-15 23:31
Re: Mindset 732 Thanos5150 29-Nov-15 23:46
Re: According to Archae... 745 Martin Stower 28-Nov-15 23:28
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 633 cladking 28-Nov-15 23:13
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 531 cladking 28-Nov-15 01:21
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 698 Brian Patterson 24-Nov-15 22:57
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 794 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 23:19
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 697 cladking 24-Nov-15 23:57
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 685 Martin Stower 25-Nov-15 00:10
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 804 Dr. Troglodyte 25-Nov-15 00:42
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 746 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-15 01:14
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 726 Open mind 25-Nov-15 04:05
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 673 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-15 07:03
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 715 Open mind 25-Nov-15 13:18
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 588 Open mind 25-Nov-15 13:37
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 763 Open mind 25-Nov-15 03:47
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 795 Origyptian 25-Nov-15 03:58
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 789 Dr. Troglodyte 25-Nov-15 16:25
Why the Plugs were covered by dirt 775 Howard West 29-Nov-15 16:48
Re: Why the Plugs were covered by dirt 733 Origyptian 30-Nov-15 04:57
Re: Why the Plugs were covered by dirt 602 Howard West 30-Nov-15 16:07
Old Posters seem to act like the Caliph Omar 747 Howard West 30-Nov-15 17:11
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 678 Brian Patterson 30-Nov-15 17:17
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 721 Howard West 30-Nov-15 18:07
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 620 cladking 30-Nov-15 21:07
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 677 Origyptian 01-Dec-15 04:56
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 747 Brian Patterson 01-Dec-15 17:10
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 680 Brian Patterson 30-Nov-15 21:54
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 663 Brian Patterson 30-Nov-15 22:14
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 730 Howard West 30-Nov-15 23:01
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 657 Brian Patterson 30-Nov-15 23:15
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 715 Howard West 01-Dec-15 02:34
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 787 Howard West 01-Dec-15 22:36
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 761 Dr. Troglodyte 02-Dec-15 00:48
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 651 Brian Patterson 02-Dec-15 00:29
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 756 Howard West 02-Dec-15 03:46
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 689 Dr. Troglodyte 02-Dec-15 21:04
some people just need lots of pictures 994 Howard West 03-Dec-15 02:12


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