posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 11:10 AM
reply to post by Scott Creighton
"Upon first entering the apartment, a black sediment was found, of the consistence of a hoar-frost, equally distributed over the floor, so
that footsetps could be distinctly seen impressed on it, and it had accumulated to some depth in the interstices of the blocks. Some of the sediment,
which was sent to the French establishment near Cairo, was said to contain igneous particles. When analysed in England, it was supposed to consist of
the exuviae of insects; but as the seposition was equally diffused over the floor, and extremely like the substance on the 25th instant at the second
pyramid, it was most probably composed of particles of decayed stone. If it had been the remains of rotten wood, or of a quantity of insects that had
penetrated through the masonry, it would scarcely have beens so equally distributed; and, if caused by the latter, it is difficult to imagine why some
of them should not have been found alive when the place was opened evidently for the first time since the pyramid was built." Col R. W.
Howard-Vyse, Operations at Gizeh, p. 206-7
SC: It seems that, even today, there is some questions as to what exactly this "...equally distributed... black sediment..." was.
Having discussed this issue with a local fire master, he advised that burnt grain dust would appear as a black, charcoal like sediment and that it is
entirely possible that the sediment found by the early explorers of these upper chambers may in fact have been the burnt remains of grain dust from a
grain dust explosion. If this is so then it seems that whilst the chambers within the Great Pyramid were either being filled or emptied with sacks of
grain, during this process a build-up of grain dust in the confined Grand Gallery occurred and that this was accidentally ignited, causing a primary
explosion in this chamber, resulting in the main explosion occurring in the King's Chamber. Black, burnt grain dust would have then permeated
throughout the structure.
Might this explain this mystery, black sediment?