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Thank you for the info. I read some articles on that, with both interpretations as well as the actual documented notes from Al Mamun and others first hand conjecture from early explorations. Although it was my impression that there was a considerable amount of conjecture and presumption that I don't recall thinking was ever confirmed, or for that matter confirmable. And it was actually precisely this reason I posted this original request for information.

For one, there was no first hand evidence of other limestone plugs above. I believe I recall that was a presumption for the rough surfaces and debris in the tunnel. Also, the story of the prism stone is very suspect considering the men who were digging the tunnel supposedly heard something drop after blasting, and it was reported they thought it was from that general direction. But this account was supposed to have happened when they were still several feet of stone away from even breaching the DP. So it sounded very unreliable and 'creative' I suspect.

As for these two details, my suspicion of plug removal throughout time I had presumed hypothetically, would do quite a bit of damage to the lower section of the AP and upon each removal, I presumed there might be some patch work done. It goes along with that presumption that these patches might not adhere permanently and might detach and collect at the bottom. Its not possible for them to have had this perspective at the time of discovery, so its reasonable to comprehend their suggestion of the reason, but the final take away was just that. A suggestion.

The prism stone story was even less linked to actual observation, so I thought it more possible, considering this new exploration into the real purpose of the pyramid, that what ever they heard could just as easily have been a special stone assembly specifically meant for plug jacking that could have become dislodged, fallen down the DP and broken up. There was no evidence of stone remnant of either this possible mechanism or the Prism stone so its all conjecture at this point.

I wonder if the tunnel ironically leading to the exact place where the plugs ends is possibly as a result of original robbers, (the ones who first saw the AP in a virgin state), might have originally scrambled up the tunnel leading to the grotto and queens chamber, scrambled down the AP and made rough measurements as to where to lead their excavation tunnel, more than likely for the purpose of removal of items in the pyramid. Because if this were a possible explanation for this coincidental tunnel connection, it confirms the vacant AP. Just a thought.

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Removable plugs on purpose 2717 Open mind 21-Nov-15 17:11
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 765 Dr. Troglodyte 22-Nov-15 00:53
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 847 Corpuscles 22-Nov-15 11:32
Pragmatic Semantics 904 Dr. Troglodyte 22-Nov-15 18:18
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 703 Dr. Troglodyte 22-Nov-15 18:45
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 673 Origyptian 23-Nov-15 21:32
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 709 Origyptian 23-Nov-15 22:39
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 656 Dr. Troglodyte 24-Nov-15 16:25
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 702 Jon Ellison 24-Nov-15 21:31
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 611 cladking 24-Nov-15 22:33
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 721 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 20:36
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 660 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 21:02
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 671 Jon Ellison 24-Nov-15 20:51
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 675 cladking 22-Nov-15 20:58
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 725 Origyptian 22-Nov-15 16:58
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 672 Brian Patterson 24-Nov-15 18:38
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 586 cladking 24-Nov-15 19:54
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 648 Brian Patterson 24-Nov-15 20:59
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 657 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 21:38
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 661 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 22:22
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 622 Jon Ellison 24-Nov-15 21:43
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 759 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 22:15
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 666 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-15 18:29
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 718 Brian Patterson 24-Nov-15 22:22
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 693 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 22:47
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 661 cladking 25-Nov-15 00:01
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 786 Martin Stower 27-Nov-15 16:25
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 566 cladking 28-Nov-15 00:04
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 697 Martin Stower 28-Nov-15 00:43
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 624 cladking 28-Nov-15 01:13
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 719 Martin Stower 28-Nov-15 02:03
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 811 Martin Stower 28-Nov-15 13:40
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 655 cladking 28-Nov-15 15:16
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 753 Brian Patterson 28-Nov-15 15:45
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 617 Martin Stower 28-Nov-15 20:47
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 640 Merrell 28-Nov-15 21:39
According to Archae... 640 Ratcho 28-Nov-15 22:09
Re: According to Archae... 630 Merrell 28-Nov-15 22:54
Re: According to Archae... 646 Ratcho 28-Nov-15 22:58
Re: According to Archae... 662 Martin Stower 28-Nov-15 23:11
Mindset 678 Ratcho 28-Nov-15 23:36
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Re: According to Archae... 720 Martin Stower 28-Nov-15 23:28
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 608 cladking 28-Nov-15 23:13
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 668 Brian Patterson 24-Nov-15 22:57
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 708 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-15 01:14
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 693 Open mind 25-Nov-15 04:05
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 770 Origyptian 25-Nov-15 03:58
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 756 Dr. Troglodyte 25-Nov-15 16:25
Why the Plugs were covered by dirt 746 Howard West 29-Nov-15 16:48
Re: Why the Plugs were covered by dirt 708 Origyptian 30-Nov-15 04:57
Re: Why the Plugs were covered by dirt 575 Howard West 30-Nov-15 16:07
Old Posters seem to act like the Caliph Omar 692 Howard West 30-Nov-15 17:11
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 651 Brian Patterson 30-Nov-15 17:17
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 619 Howard West 30-Nov-15 18:07
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 628 Origyptian 01-Dec-15 04:56
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 719 Brian Patterson 01-Dec-15 17:10
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 658 Brian Patterson 30-Nov-15 21:54
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 634 Brian Patterson 30-Nov-15 22:14
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 701 Howard West 30-Nov-15 23:01
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 632 Brian Patterson 30-Nov-15 23:15
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 686 Howard West 01-Dec-15 02:34
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 758 Howard West 01-Dec-15 22:36
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 737 Dr. Troglodyte 02-Dec-15 00:48
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 627 Brian Patterson 02-Dec-15 00:29
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 732 Howard West 02-Dec-15 03:46
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 666 Dr. Troglodyte 02-Dec-15 21:04
some people just need lots of pictures 964 Howard West 03-Dec-15 02:12


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