> MJT wrote:
> > No.
> According to Petrie: "The broken end of the upper block, and a
> chip of granite still remaining cemented to the floor of the
> passage a little above that, showing that it was probably 24
> inches longer than it is now, judging by marks on the passage".
The following is an extract from John and Morton Edgar's 'The Great Pyramid Passages and Chambers. Vol 2.' 1924 edition. page 6.
'Professor Petrie says he saw a bit of granite still cemented to the floor two feet further up the passage. We, also, saw what for sometime we took to be a piece of granite at the place indicated; but on later more careful examination it proved to be a lump of coarse red plaster. We saw several similar pieces of plaster adhering to the angles of the floor and walls throughout the length of the pasage...'
Despite their being Pyramidology books , Piazzi Smyth's 'Life and Work at the Great Pyramid. 3 vol. 1867., J and M Edgar's 'The Great Pyramid Passages and Chambers. 3 Vol. 1924., and Adam Rutherford's 'Pyramidology. 4 vol. 196*, are between them a veritable mine of useful, practical information on the Great Pyramid, and as such are essential reading for anybody interested in and or wanting to theorise on it - very much along with mainstream Egyptology works on the subject, of course.
So few answers - and not one of them mine.