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Old November 4th, 2017, 07:28 AM   #551
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My sentiments exactly Todd. We are on the verge of the Egyptological discovery of the ages.
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Old November 4th, 2017, 07:33 AM   #552

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Just idle speculation on my part.
If it was seen by the builders that though a lot of work had gone into the King's chamber, it was not perfect and they may have realized that it may not hold, beams cracked during construction and we see their efforts to understand what movement may be taking place by applying plaster over the cracks, which is what we do today. If they thought the King's Chamber was unsafe then they may have constructed a second set of chambers at a higher level. The King's Chamber, with it's sarcophagus already in situ before problems occurred, was just left there and the chamber never used for a burial, maybe grave goods, but not the King's mummy.
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Just idle speculation on my part.
If it was seen by the builders that though a lot of work had gone into the King's chamber, it was not perfect and they may have realized that it may not hold, beams cracked during construction and we see their efforts to understand what movement may be taking place by applying plaster over the cracks, which is what we do today. If they thought the King's Chamber was unsafe then they may have constructed a second set of chambers at a higher level. The King's Chamber, with it's sarcophagus already in situ before problems occurred, was just left there and the chamber never used for a burial, maybe grave goods, but not the King's mummy.
That is certainly possible we'll have to wait ans see.
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Old November 4th, 2017, 08:34 AM   #554

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That is certainly possible we'll have to wait ans see.
Yes, that is certainly an interesting idea!
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Just idle speculation on my part.
If it was seen by the builders that though a lot of work had gone into the King's chamber, it was not perfect and they may have realized that it may not hold, beams cracked during construction and we see their efforts to understand what movement may be taking place by applying plaster over the cracks, which is what we do today. If they thought the King's Chamber was unsafe then they may have constructed a second set of chambers at a higher level. The King's Chamber, with it's sarcophagus already in situ before problems occurred, was just left there and the chamber never used for a burial, maybe grave goods, but not the King's mummy.
That is an interesting possibility. But I suspect the Egyptians knew what they were doing from the beginning, and everything pertaining to the Great Pyramid complex was part of original design. The Egyptians invented monumental stone architecture, this is where they truly excelled. I am leaning towards the possibility that Khufu and his architect has managed to outsmart both ancient grave robbers and modern archaeologists.
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A speculation on what the voids might lead to:

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Yes, that certainly looks like it could be a duplicate grand gallery.
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Yes, that certainly looks like it could be a duplicate grand gallery.
Well that would fit my old theory - that Khufu was a complete nutter.
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Well that would fit my old theory - that Khufu was a complete nutter.
If Herodotus is to be believed...
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Mechanics of Ancient Egyptian Magical Practices PDF

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