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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 2764 Open mind 21-Nov-15 17:11
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 791 Dr. Troglodyte 22-Nov-15 00:53
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 873 Corpuscles 22-Nov-15 11:32
Pragmatic Semantics 929 Dr. Troglodyte 22-Nov-15 18:18
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 732 Jon Ellison 24-Nov-15 21:31
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 753 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 20:36
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 759 Origyptian 22-Nov-15 16:58
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 691 Jon Ellison 27-Nov-15 18:29
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 743 Brian Patterson 24-Nov-15 22:22
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 723 Origyptian 24-Nov-15 22:47
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 815 Martin Stower 27-Nov-15 16:25
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 597 cladking 28-Nov-15 00:04
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 725 Martin Stower 28-Nov-15 00:43
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 664 Merrell 28-Nov-15 21:39
According to Archae... 672 Ratcho 28-Nov-15 22:09
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 636 cladking 28-Nov-15 23:13
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 798 Origyptian 25-Nov-15 03:58
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Why the Plugs were covered by dirt 778 Howard West 29-Nov-15 16:48
Re: Why the Plugs were covered by dirt 736 Origyptian 30-Nov-15 04:57
Re: Why the Plugs were covered by dirt 603 Howard West 30-Nov-15 16:07
Old Posters seem to act like the Caliph Omar 754 Howard West 30-Nov-15 17:11
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 684 Origyptian 01-Dec-15 04:56
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Re: Removable plugs on purpose 734 Howard West 30-Nov-15 23:01
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 659 Brian Patterson 30-Nov-15 23:15
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 717 Howard West 01-Dec-15 02:34
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 789 Howard West 01-Dec-15 22:36
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 766 Dr. Troglodyte 02-Dec-15 00:48
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 655 Brian Patterson 02-Dec-15 00:29
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 760 Howard West 02-Dec-15 03:46
Re: Removable plugs on purpose 692 Dr. Troglodyte 02-Dec-15 21:04
some people just need lots of pictures 996 Howard West 03-Dec-15 02:12


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