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Voids in the Great Pyramid confirmed

 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:35 am    Post subject: Voids in the Great Pyramid confirmed Reply with quote

The Scan the Pyramids project has since 2017 conducted further scans to confirm the disputed results of the previous scans in 2016 and 2017 which detected a void behind the chevrons on the north side and a huge void above the Grand Gallery. The new scans put the previous results beyond reasonable dispute. The minimum length of the large void is now put at 40 meters and not the previous 30, and is now thought to be one space, not several. The void behind the chevrons is determined not to angle down, but to be either horizontal or upward sloping. To me, it seems possible that it angles up to meet the large void, thus mirroring, for whatever reason, the ascending passage and Grand Gallery below them.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fascinating stuff and there seems to be some sense to the design of the possible voids if they follow largely the direction of the Grand Gallery. Building a second gallery above the known one that was then completely obscured might indicate a space for further funerary provisions to be put in place prior to the completion of the pyramid.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unrobbed storerooms would be the best outcome, and I'm inclined to think this is more possible than this void serving some structural function like the relieving chambers, or or serving a function in the method of construction. It's been suggested that this void relieves stress on the Grand Gallery, but what then relieves stress on this seemingly equally large void? Besides, the Grand Gallery is corbelled and provides it's own solution to the weight above it, while the King's chamber needs the relieving chambers because it has a flat ceiling. Then there's that square stone on the north side of the King's Chamber inline with the sarcophagus, and just large enough for the sarcophagus to slide through if the block were removed. And behind the north wall of the chamber we seemingly have one end of this void. It was Houdin of course who put forward this as a possibility long before the scans.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My money's on empty spaces, and the puzzle will be trying to figure out why they exist. But we shall see!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Montuhotep88 wrote:
My money's on empty spaces, and the puzzle will be trying to figure out why they exist. But we shall see!

Internal construction ramp?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thought occurs that if this void is not horizontal, but angles down, then it could have been used as a ramp to get the huge relieving chamber blocks into position. The Grand Gallery ends at the level of the King's Chamber and isn't suitable, but this higher space, if a ramp, seems to fit the bill. Then it would be a matter of determining how they got the blocks to this potential inner ramp. Interesting that the scan team say that no voids have been detected higher than the relieving chambers.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David Ian Lightbody : Is the Great Pyramid's 'Big Void' in fact caused by two construction space zones flanking the Grand Gallery? Looking for plausible interpretations of the ScanPyramids data set (2018)

Giulio Magli : A possible explanation of the void discovered in the pyramid of Khufu on the basis of the pyramid texts (2018)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There exist original guides and
internal diagrams for the GPK
if they just look to find them.

Nobody locks rooms in millions of
tons of stone, planned for thousands
of years without leaving keys.

Petrie found one of the keys.
The Khufu statuette held another.

Scans are better than dynamite but still
primative like blindly probing.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

" Team to Re-Scan Great Pyramid of Giza to Pinpoint Hidden Chamber " (The Asahi Shimbun - Shingo Fukushima, 11.01.2010)

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... The team from Kyushu University expects to arrive in Egypt soon to scan the massive structure, built around 2500 B.C. and believed to be the tomb for the pharaoh Khufu.

“The previously discovered cavity is way too large from an archaeological perspective,” said Sakuji Yoshimura, who heads the overall research project involving other universities. “We are very keen to verify the findings.” ...

... some researchers in Egypt are skeptical of the claim, and the Egyptian government asked Yoshimura, president of Higashi Nippon International University in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, to verify the findings as he has long been involved in pyramid research. ...

... The project is due to end by this summer. The findings will be released around autumn.

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