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EXPLORING THE GREAT PYRAMID - At one end of the King’s Chamber sits a huge, lidless, solid granite “sarcophagus” or “coffer” - - so this proves, many a traditional Egyptologist has claimed, that this is where the pharaoh was interred. Problem is, no riches or funeral trappings were ever found in the Great Pyramid. Tourists meditate and chant in the King’s Chamber, and given the opportunity, will take turns lying in the granite coffer. It is an experience that is difficult to describe. I felt this was more a place of rebirth than death, and the granite box was more closely related to a baptismal font than a sarcophagus.
On the north and south walls of the King’s Chamber are small openings that lead to narrow channels that run up and out to the exterior of the pyramid. Sometimes referred to as airshafts or ventilation shafts, it was long thought that they were simply functional, bringing fresh air to the chamber. But if it was a tomb, why would the deceased need all this fresh air? Was this room actually used by living persons - - perhaps for initiation or religious rituals? But what of the exactness and perfection of the shafts, pointing directly into the northern and southern sky? Four thousand five hundred years ago the northern shaft pointed to the star Thuban in the constellation Draco while the southern shaft pointed to the belt of Orion (associated with Osiris by the ancient Egyptians).
Sometimes referred to as airshafts or ventilation shafts, it was long thought that they were simply functional, bringing fresh air to the chamber. But if it was a tomb, why would the deceased need all this fresh air?
This brings us to the supposed "Air Shafts" I highly doubt that's what their main or original purpose was for or the other purpose as channels for the pharaohs soul. Being plugged seems like a lousy way to provide "Air or a smooth passage for a soul"
The tomb was covered and construction had moved on. The "Supposed Tomb" was finished and there were no hieroglyphs, so why the need for air?