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Yet although the several parts come together rather cohesively, there is a very serious flaw in this hypothesis - a missing piece of the puzzle - which contradicts the supposed validity of the theory. For while the semi-hollows supposed to have received the wooden rollers are indeed present at the top of the west wainscot, they are missing on the east wainscot. The ledge of this east wainscot is entirely flat and therefore could not have received the edges of the rollers said to have spanned the width of the chamber. Not only this, but the west wainscot is nearly 9 inches higher than the ledge of the east wainscot.
These facts seem to negate the only logical theory for the interaction of the various components of this strange little compartment. For how could rollers be used when one side of those rollers would have had no semi-hollows within which to be set and they would furthermore be tilted to such a degree as to make the manipulation of the portcullis slabs a quite impossible task? Why the master architects designed the elements of this chamber in such a contradictory manner presents a unique and puzzling problem for all serious pyramid scholars. - J. P. Lepre, The Egyptian Pyramids, p.88
Originally posted by mileysubet
Very interesting theory.
Forgive my ignorance on the subject, but I have a question.
I do not see a way to access the area where the ropes used to raise/lower the slabs are attached and detached. How would they go about accessing this area to change which slab the ropes where attached to?
Originally posted by Doodle19815
Very beautiful Power Point presentation. I have no knowledge on Egypt studies at all but, you made it very clear for me.
What if they lifted the doors open to let the "soul" out on a certain day of the year during a ceremony? Didn't they build the pyramids facing directions where the sun traveled down a tunnel on certain days of the years?
Please pardon my lack of understanding on the matter. I think I have found that I now need to go back and read through your threads, as I am becoming fascinated.edit on 20-6-2012 by Doodle19815 because: oops