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You have stated that you believe Khufu to be buried elsewhere in the GP. This then implies that the KC was not the burial chamber. As such then there is no need for an elaborate portcullis system (i.e. with the wooden beams, ropes and Granite Leaf counter-weight) before the KC. Simply lower blocking stones into place (from the open roof of the Ante Chamber) during the construction, including right up to the face of the Grand Gallery entrance passage. If the KC was merely a 'decoy chamber' (which your theory implies) then there is no need whatsoever for the portcullis system - the blocking stones are simply lowered into their final position at the point of construction.

Indeed, the very fact that the Ante Chamber effectively invites people (including robbers) into the chamber (with its counter-weight system ready for use) would make any self-respecting tomb robber go "Wait a minute - this isn't right. It's supposed to be difficult to get in here! He must be buried somewhere else." This is the only conclusion any robber facing the 'decoy' King's Chamber and Ante Chamber could come to and would force them to start looking elsewhere for some other hidden chamber. If you want to create the KC as a decoy chamber, you don't make it so easy for robbers to access; you don't make it look so obviously a 'decoy' chamber. You make it look like the real deal. You place blocking stones right up to the face of the GG thus preventing immediate access to the Ante Chamber and thus preventing immediate attack of the portcullis slabs. And you might even place a Ka statue with some pieces of gold in the sarc for good measure to fool the initial robbers into thinking they had hit the jackpot and won't go looking elsewhere (for the real sarc). When the next robbers come along all they find are the debris of the guys that beat them to the prize and won't bother looking elsewhere.

But in the FIRST PLACE you simply do not make it so easy for the (initial) robbers since they would immediately smell a rat. But that is precisely what the architect of this scheme in the Ante Chamber did. It would have fooled no one, least of all a seasoned tomb robber.

So why go to all this bother with the Portcullis System that would never work as a decoy. Because it wasn't intended as a decoy and was designed in such a way as to be (relatively) easily breached. Such as would be the scenario with the Recovery Vault Theory (RVT).


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Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 1150 Scott Creighton 20-Jun-12 15:42
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 280 Archae Solenhofen 20-Jun-12 16:36
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 460 LonelyAngel 25-Jun-12 19:58
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 366 Archae Solenhofen 25-Jun-12 20:36
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 402 Scott Creighton 25-Jun-12 21:15
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 453 Archae Solenhofen 26-Jun-12 17:42
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 518 Scott Creighton 26-Jun-12 18:24
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 445 Archae Solenhofen 26-Jun-12 18:53
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 485 Scott Creighton 26-Jun-12 19:03
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 439 Archae Solenhofen 26-Jun-12 19:15
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 456 Scott Creighton 26-Jun-12 22:37
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 466 cladking 25-Jun-12 22:36
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 473 LonelyAngel 26-Jun-12 20:37
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 434 Archae Solenhofen 26-Jun-12 21:15
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 439 LonelyAngel 26-Jun-12 22:04
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 495 Archae Solenhofen 26-Jun-12 22:10
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 472 LonelyAngel 26-Jun-12 22:32
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 424 Scott Creighton 26-Jun-12 22:41
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 484 LonelyAngel 26-Jun-12 23:23
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 470 Archae Solenhofen 27-Jun-12 04:24
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 434 Scott Creighton 27-Jun-12 10:08
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 448 Archae Solenhofen 27-Jun-12 12:27
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 485 Scott Creighton 27-Jun-12 13:10
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 458 Archae Solenhofen 27-Jun-12 14:03
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 474 Scott Creighton 27-Jun-12 15:02
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 441 cladking 26-Jun-12 22:51
Did you have a direct question? 471 Warwick 09-Jul-12 23:13
Re: Did you have a direct question? 472 LonelyAngel 10-Jul-12 20:40
Re: Did you have a direct question? 378 cladking 11-Jul-12 00:15
Re: Did you have a direct question? 460 Warwick 14-Aug-12 19:08
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 506 billbaty 20-Jun-12 17:39
The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 438 cladking 20-Jun-12 19:18
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 471 Scott Creighton 20-Jun-12 23:50
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 478 Thanos5150 21-Jun-12 01:07
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 485 billbaty 21-Jun-12 03:24
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 453 Thanos5150 21-Jun-12 03:44
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 515 billbaty 21-Jun-12 04:43
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 435 Thanos5150 22-Jun-12 06:56
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 454 MJT 22-Jun-12 08:15
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 475 paxton 22-Jun-12 10:18
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 326 MJT 23-Jun-12 03:29
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 442 Chris Jordan 23-Jun-12 09:12
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 457 MJT 23-Jun-12 10:41
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 390 paxton 24-Jun-12 15:22
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the water king. 430 Chris Jordan 24-Jun-12 18:01
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the water king. 452 MJT 24-Jun-12 18:59
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the water king. 386 Chris Jordan 24-Jun-12 19:47
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the water king. 468 MJT 25-Jun-12 00:21
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the water king. 479 Chris Jordan 26-Jun-12 14:48
Re: The tomb theory is NOT dead; long live the spirit of the king. 394 MJT 26-Jun-12 18:00
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the water king. 447 paxton 26-Jun-12 21:58
Re: The dumb theory is dead; long live the water king. 423 Nejc 26-Jun-12 22:46
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the water king. 503 Chris Jordan 27-Jun-12 10:28
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the water king. 457 paxton 27-Jun-12 22:02
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the water king. 487 Chris Jordan 28-Jun-12 09:32
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the water king. 513 paxton 29-Jun-12 10:46
Re: The tomb theory is dead; long live the king. 490 Thanos5150 22-Jun-12 17:54
Re: The tomb theory is not dead - some folk just wish it was... 408 MJT 22-Jun-12 19:01
Re: The tomb theory is not dead - some folk just wish it was... 490 Thanos5150 22-Jun-12 20:00
Re: The tomb theory is not dead - some folk just wish it was... 403 MJT 23-Jun-12 02:57
Re: The tomb theory is not dead - some folk just wish it was... 524 Thanos5150 23-Jun-12 22:45
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 453 Audrey 20-Jun-12 20:06
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 366 Chris Jordan 20-Jun-12 20:19
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 449 MJT 20-Jun-12 22:04
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 439 Scott Creighton 20-Jun-12 22:22
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 438 MJT 20-Jun-12 22:27
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 435 Scott Creighton 20-Jun-12 22:52
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 453 MJT 21-Jun-12 00:09
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 432 Sirfiroth 21-Jun-12 00:40
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 450 MJT 21-Jun-12 01:09
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 356 Sirfiroth 21-Jun-12 04:31
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 459 MJT 21-Jun-12 08:33
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 465 lobo-hotei 28-Jun-12 17:34
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 273 MJT 28-Jun-12 18:52
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 423 Scott Creighton 28-Jun-12 22:30
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 352 MJT 29-Jun-12 00:38
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 479 Scott Creighton 29-Jun-12 01:13
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 437 MJT 29-Jun-12 11:14
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 447 Scott Creighton 29-Jun-12 11:57
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 399 MJT 29-Jun-12 13:09
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 477 Scott Creighton 29-Jun-12 13:33
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 464 MJT 29-Jun-12 18:15
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 441 Scott Creighton 29-Jun-12 19:15
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 468 lobo-hotei 29-Jun-12 20:37
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 490 MJT 29-Jun-12 21:59
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 487 Scott Creighton 29-Jun-12 22:30
Re: Ante Chamber Fails To Disprove Tomb Theory 418 MJT 30-Jun-12 14:25
Re: Ante Chamber Fails To Disprove Tomb Theory 494 Scott Creighton 30-Jun-12 16:38
Proof the pyramid was not a tomb. 489 cladking 29-Jun-12 22:05
Re: Proof the pyramid was not a tomb. 427 Scott Creighton 29-Jun-12 22:33
Re: Proof the pyramid was not a tomb. 451 cladking 30-Jun-12 02:00
Re: Proof the pyramid was not a tomb. 455 MJT 29-Jun-12 22:37
Re: Proof the pyramid was not a tomb. 415 cladking 30-Jun-12 01:59
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 420 LonelyAngel 30-Jun-12 00:11
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 437 MJT 30-Jun-12 13:23
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 534 Scott Creighton 30-Jun-12 16:33
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 499 paxton 30-Jun-12 18:07
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 484 Scott Creighton 30-Jun-12 18:38
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 503 paxton 02-Jul-12 10:41
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 471 Scott Creighton 02-Jul-12 11:49
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 443 lobo-hotei 30-Jun-12 21:30
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 455 MJT 01-Jul-12 00:07
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 465 MJT 30-Jun-12 23:42
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 421 Scott Creighton 01-Jul-12 15:05
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 408 lobo-hotei 03-Jul-12 19:52
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 434 LonelyAngel 10-Jul-12 22:54
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 495 lobo-hotei 28-Jun-12 17:31
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 466 Scott Creighton 21-Jun-12 10:55
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 457 MJT 21-Jun-12 12:12
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 477 MJT 23-Jun-12 12:06
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 389 Nejc 24-Jun-12 13:48
Further Thoughts.... 403 Scott Creighton 22-Jun-12 10:37
Re: Further Thoughts.... 488 cladking 22-Jun-12 16:16
Re: Further Thoughts.... 413 Scott Creighton 22-Jun-12 16:29
Re: Further Thoughts.... 490 eyeofhorus33 22-Jun-12 16:19
Re: Further Thoughts.... 428 Scott Creighton 22-Jun-12 16:32
Re: Further Thoughts.... 380 MJT 22-Jun-12 19:35
Re: Further Thoughts.... 474 Scott Creighton 22-Jun-12 20:18
Re: Further Thoughts.... 429 MJT 22-Jun-12 23:30
Re: Further Thoughts.... 449 eohpyratech 23-Jun-12 02:13
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 443 Archae Solenhofen 22-Jun-12 17:17
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 430 Scott Creighton 22-Jun-12 17:35
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 334 Archae Solenhofen 22-Jun-12 17:47
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 309 Scott Creighton 22-Jun-12 17:49
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 304 Archae Solenhofen 22-Jun-12 18:08
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 453 Scott Creighton 22-Jun-12 18:14
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 404 Archae Solenhofen 22-Jun-12 18:28
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 462 Scott Creighton 22-Jun-12 18:37
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 477 Archae Solenhofen 22-Jun-12 18:54
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 412 Scott Creighton 22-Jun-12 19:13
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 447 Archae Solenhofen 22-Jun-12 19:40
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 496 Scott Creighton 22-Jun-12 20:02
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 448 MJT 23-Jun-12 03:12
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 453 Scott Creighton 23-Jun-12 11:58
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 417 MJT 23-Jun-12 12:41
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 441 Scott Creighton 23-Jun-12 13:26
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 426 cladking 23-Jun-12 15:55
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 414 Archae Solenhofen 23-Jun-12 15:40
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 331 eohpyratech 23-Jun-12 12:31
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 419 cladking 23-Jun-12 15:59
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 379 eohpyratech 24-Jun-12 16:01
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 415 cladking 22-Jun-12 19:59
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 421 drew 23-Jun-12 00:30
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 463 Scott Creighton 23-Jun-12 12:19
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 434 MJT 23-Jun-12 12:57
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 416 Scott Creighton 23-Jun-12 13:52
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 308 drew 23-Jun-12 14:45
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 437 Scott Creighton 23-Jun-12 17:08
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 334 Archae Solenhofen 23-Jun-12 17:43
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 400 Scott Creighton 23-Jun-12 17:57
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 436 Archae Solenhofen 23-Jun-12 18:13
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 381 Scott Creighton 23-Jun-12 18:23
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 315 Archae Solenhofen 23-Jun-12 18:42
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 404 Scott Creighton 23-Jun-12 19:08
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 457 eyeofhorus33 24-Jun-12 18:21
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 435 Scott Creighton 24-Jun-12 19:07
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 397 eyeofhorus33 24-Jun-12 19:28
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 423 eyeofhorus33 24-Jun-12 19:51
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 413 Scott Creighton 24-Jun-12 23:08
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 445 Sirfiroth 24-Jun-12 23:24
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? - NO! 362 MJT 25-Jun-12 00:05
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 441 Scott Creighton 25-Jun-12 00:26
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 415 Archae Solenhofen 25-Jun-12 18:23
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 396 Scott Creighton 25-Jun-12 00:15
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 349 drew 25-Jun-12 11:37
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 420 Scott Creighton 25-Jun-12 15:01
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 422 drew 25-Jun-12 22:32
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 416 Scott Creighton 25-Jun-12 22:53
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 420 drew 25-Jun-12 23:27
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 428 Scott Creighton 26-Jun-12 00:27
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 416 Sirfiroth 25-Jun-12 14:34
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 374 Scott Creighton 25-Jun-12 18:32
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 449 drew 23-Jun-12 20:28
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 439 Sirfiroth 23-Jun-12 21:50
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 448 cladking 23-Jun-12 21:59
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 297 Scott Creighton 24-Jun-12 01:34
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 402 drew 06-Jul-12 17:14
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 414 MJT 06-Jul-12 22:27
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 415 drew 06-Jul-12 23:57
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 420 MJT 07-Jul-12 01:27
Some Recorded Floods of Antiquity! 410 Sirfiroth 07-Jul-12 06:54
Re: Some Recorded Floods of Antiquity! 464 MJT 07-Jul-12 10:44
Re: Some Recorded Floods of Antiquity! 394 Sirfiroth 07-Jul-12 17:52
Re: Some Recorded Floods of Antiquity! 429 MJT 07-Jul-12 18:40
Re: Some Recorded Floods of Antiquity! 428 Sirfiroth 07-Jul-12 23:17
Re: Some Recorded Floods of Antiquity! 379 MJT 08-Jul-12 00:45
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 414 drew 07-Jul-12 14:31
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 401 MJT 07-Jul-12 18:32
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 428 drew 07-Jul-12 21:41
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 437 MJT 08-Jul-12 00:36
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 248 drew 08-Jul-12 14:18
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 416 MJT 09-Jul-12 23:54
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 398 cladking 10-Jul-12 00:35
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 392 Audrey 10-Jul-12 04:20
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 429 Sirfiroth 10-Jul-12 04:32
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 424 Audrey 10-Jul-12 04:57
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 441 cladking 10-Jul-12 04:54
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 402 Audrey 10-Jul-12 05:06
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 458 cladking 10-Jul-12 05:32
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 378 MJT 10-Jul-12 11:27
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 434 cladking 10-Jul-12 15:08
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 310 MJT 10-Jul-12 18:15
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 426 cladking 10-Jul-12 18:54
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 413 MJT 10-Jul-12 22:42
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 406 Audrey 11-Jul-12 02:28
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 417 drew 10-Jul-12 15:49
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 404 Audrey 11-Jul-12 02:37
Re: Sothic cycle 419 drew 11-Jul-12 17:53
Re: Sothic cycle 453 Scott Creighton 11-Jul-12 23:42
Re: Sothic cycle 413 drew 12-Jul-12 01:38
Re: Sothic cycle 371 drew 12-Jul-12 05:29
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 399 Scott Creighton 09-Jul-12 14:04
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 392 Freelancer62 27-Jun-12 13:19
Re: Ante Chamber Disproves Tomb Theory? 750 Scott Creighton 29-Jun-12 11:49
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