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Hi Drewski,

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Drewski: The Grand Gallery especially, is a completely illogical shape to ever be used as storage (basically a long narrow passage with 2 side ramps and a ditch in between- and if you were expecting a catastrophy, why would you place objects on a fairly steep slope, where they were prone to rolling to the bottom and breaking?), and if the Grand Gallery is just a connecting passage, why the grandeur and uneccessary height? And what's with the mysterious regular side slots, that no-ones ever reasonably explained?

SC: If the Grand Gallery had been perfectly horizontal then the sheer weight of the pyramid above bearing down on such a large chamber would likely have resulted in a collapse. By constructing the Grand Gallery on a slope of 26.5 degrees allows the vault to be large (more storage capacity) since much of the pyramid weight above is deflected. The slots and grooves in this chamber would, in our opinion, have been used to construct a racking system to store goods in the chamber (so that they don't roll away and break). To minimise airflow (which carries moisture that would destroy any seeds), the Gallery was sealed at the top and bottom. There is some good evidence to suggest that the Grand Gallery was sealed at the bottom during construction which is entirely consistent with the Recovery Vault Theory but presents a significant problem for other theories.

Of course the builders could not risk the massive gable blocks of the King's Chamber roof slipping sideways, breaching the air-lock (Ante Chamber) and allowing air to pass (from the open shafts of the King's Chamber) into the hermetically sealed Grand Gallery chamber. To avoid this scenario, the gabled blocks of the King's Chamber roof were elevated much higher by a series of 'relieving chambers'.

Best,

Scott



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