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3 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
Funny how different people are. Last month a new Rembrandt was discovered because the person who did the discovery had a "trained eye" - No-one ever recognized it before as a Rembrandt but he immediately saw it. It's the same with this Giza photo. Many great discoveries are done because aerial photographs show that something is under the sand. Just look again (red is the new causewa
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3 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
And... the causeway? I thank you for your research but I started this thread with the question: Does the causeway have a bend because that's what I see.
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3 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
Right, the red rectangle is the possible second temple. The third is the mastaba of queen Khentkawes, which can clearly be seen in the last picture I posted. According to egyptology, this mastaba grave is part of the original Giza-plan, as Khetkawes was possibly the wife of Menkaure. I think it's possible that this mastaba grave is again one of the many structures at Giza that might be misint
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3 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
I just discovered this: Is there a bend in the Menkaure causeway? All books and pictures describe a straight Menkaure causeway, including the books of Graham and Lehner's standard work The Complete Pyramids. Look carefully. Compare the 2 black and white aerial photographs of Giza: According to the facts so far, the causeway is (or was) straight. But this drawing also shows a dotted
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3 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
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3 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
They are still alive but these guys are old and need to retire. I wish them all the best, hope they enjoy being with their families and grandchildren etc, but please stay away from the pyramids.
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3 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
Quote“This project should be scientific and not a search for hidden passages and chambers to attract public attention and those who like to claim that the pyramids were built by aliens. I used to call some of them ‘pyramidiots,’” said Hawass.
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3 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
How egyptologists will react on this finding: "Khufu built the grand gallery. But he was not satisfied. So he built another one." "It's all trial and error. The pyramid builders were learning. After all, they were not very advanced with their copper tools." "Because we never found the body of Khufu, he must be lying in this unknown chamber. This is proof that the
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4 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
QuoteHow do you think that hardened limestone slurry formed at the bottom of the DP, as reported by Edgar, If not from water flowing down from the main entrance? This again is proof of water flowing through the pyramid. Not of rainstorms having caused this.
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4 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
QuoteIf the shaft was open with an intact casing and the casing was concave. Eight sided pyramid and all. We'd have a huge catchment area and sides that would direct the water flow toward the centre line of the casing. Exactly. It could explain the concave casing, the eight sided pyramid: It's possible that it was built this way to catch water, I always believed this. But if this is true,
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4 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
QuoteAs far as the staining is concerned I think everyone now agrees that it is some kind of stain made by some kind of fluid flowing from the shaft. IMO I don't think it's candle wax for the reasons Romulus gave. The flow pattern. No idea what it is other than it's a stain and it's been photographed on numerous occasions, over numerous decades, by numerous cameras, and numerous formats, and nu
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4 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
I meant two other vertical stripes, between the shaft and the entrance.
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4 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
Not only the drips keep changing, also the two vertical stripes between the shaft and the entrance. It just depends on the circumstances, but the stains are the same. In the second pic there seems to be electrical light shining in the chamber, just like in the antechamber behind the entrance. This light in the KC is much more diffuse than the flash of a camera and shows the stains in a different
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4 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
I see "image not found" in your reply. Are some of my images not visible?
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4 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
Very very good point.
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4 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
QuoteRomulus- you seem to be omitting the above image from your comparison, which is a bit disingenuous don't you think? Not at all. The photo with the lady was made in 1910, the one with the man in the white suit about 10 years later. But the stains are exactly the same. The first pic is taken from a further distance so the smaller stains at the sides are less visible. QuoteIf I'm correc
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4 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
eyeofhorus33 wrote: QuoteAS plausible, if not more so, than your claim of water having caused the stains, especially as there is documentary evidence in the historical record to account for candles being placed in the shaft entrance. So, let’s look at the evidence: QuoteThe history of the investigation of these shafts begins in September 1872, when the British engineer Waynman Dixon disc
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4 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
It isn't bat dung. As I explained in my other posts.
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4 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
This drawing from Le Costume Ancien et Moderne, 1771-1816 by Alessandro Sanquirico, is obviously a fantasy picture of the Great Gallery and the Great Step. So these pictures are not to be trusted. "Great Step V-Shape Depression"? Not really.
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4 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
Thanks Troglodyte, this is great stuff. I don't understand the first picture. What are those figures at the bottom? Triangular shapes? V-shapes? ;-) The second pic shows a seemingly straight block but it could also be a piece of wood or whatever, because there's also a ladder resting on it: If the stone was V-shaped it would be much safer to put something there first as a safe base for the
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4 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
It's not candle wax. Candle wax goes straight down. The pictures show stains that get wider the more they get closer to the floor. This is typical behaviour of water. Candle wax on a wall: Water marks: Waterfall: The fact that people burned candles in the shafts isn't proof at all that candle wax caused these typical stains. Just another theory.
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4 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
> I never said that the "V" is a result of water > erosion. What I tried to show in the picture is > that the "V" is carved by the > pyramidbuilders. That's what's so amazing about > this stoneblock and what I was trying to explain. >The damage is too erratic to be the original design, in my opinion. It's likely why the SCA felt the need to "
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4 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
I'm not ignoring it at all. As I wrote before, there exist many versions of how this was caused, for example by earthquakes. But what is more important: I see those marks on the walls. I want to know what they are. It's not because the King's Chamber is not watertight that those stains on the walls suddenly disappear.
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4 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
QuoteTo be clear, I don't argue against that point. It's quite possible that G1's primary function involved water, and massive quantities of it. Interesting. Massive quantities of water in a tomb? And now, about the pictures I posted: QuoteThat damage is far too eratic to be the result of water erosion. Water drainage from KC would result in a straight V in line with the axis of the
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4 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
Thanks Dr. Troglodyte. QuoteVery likely, the Gantenbrink’s “battering ram" is an artifact among the “Various Instruments” documented in Operations. Or not.
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4 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
QuoteIf what you've outlined in red is water damage, why is it so irregular instead of showing a true "level"? What kind of liquid behavior would be a few inches thick but leave such an irregular mark around the base of the walls and stone box? Especially up there at the level of the KC? I explained this before. The water was not standing still. The "waterfall" marks also
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4 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
Origyption wrote: QuoteIt's just a hardened limestone mud stain confirming that the structure is very old, has an inclined portal to the outside that certainly could have collected rain, condensation,etc. that simply could have drained downward and carried some of the limestone powder dissolved into it. Why is that such a difficult "mystery" for some? Because the stains also appear
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4 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
Great pictures! Good job. The QC northern shaft: (thanks for this picture because now we also see the marks in the Queens Chamber) Thanos5150 Wrote: QuoteLike magic no "water marks" along the bottom of the walls. Yes here they are: Origyptian Wrote: QuoteI think it's highly likely the stain on the north face is due to rain water dragging limestone powder onto the
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4 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
(posted on the wrong place, sorry)
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4 years ago
Romulus the 2nd
QuoteI'm one of those individuals that supports the notion that we have no idea whatsoever of the designed purpose of the great pyramid. Maybe one day there'll be sufficient hard evidence to make an informed decision one way or the other. Until then, everything's no more than speculation. In the meantime, keep looking and keep discussing. This must be best post I've ever read on the GHM
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