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Great Pyramid: Schematics and Photos


Dead End of Passageway

Lesser Subterranean Chamber and Subterranean Chamber passage (Northern part)

Subterranean Chamber showing contour round the Pit and entrance doorway

The Pit in the Subterranean Chamber

The western half of the Subterranean Chamber


Schematic of Interior


The Pyramid contains two interior chambers and a number of interior shafts. The interior shafts all generally lie in a north-south vertical plane section of the pyramid, displaced a little east of the center of the pyramid:

The Entrance shaft starts at an entrance on the north face, a little above ground level, and descends at an angle of about 26 degrees. Since the latitude of Giza is about 30 degrees North, if you go into the entrance shaft and look back, you will see a part of the sky centered about 4 degrees from the North Pole in the sky. If you could see through the ground and the Earth as you looked forward going down the Entrance shaft, you would see an area near the South Pole in the sky.


The Grand Gallery has 7-step corbeled side walls. Some parts of the Grand Gallery walls contain salt deposits, but not as much as in the Mid Chamber. The length of the Grand Gallery is 1881.5985600+ PI, and its width just above the ramp stones is 82.41 PI. The Grand Gallery is 28 feet high by 1881-1/3 PI long.

The length of the horizontal passage to the Queen's Chamber is 1521.31136 PI. The name "Queen's Chamber" is considered a misnomer by Egyptologists since no queens have ever been found in pharaoh's pyramids. The volume of the Queen's Chamber is 9,963,200 cubic PI. The Grand Gallery contains two grooves, one in the east wall and one in the west wall. They are 7 inches high, 1 inch deep, and 5 inches up from the 3rd overlapping corbel. They run the entire length of the gallery. The Queen's Chamber has a gabled roof.


Above the roof of the Upper Chamber are 5 Ceiling Chambers.

They are formed by 5 granite slabs and a 6th top roof of gabled limestone. They were opened by excavations by Vyse in the 1800s. The lowest of the 5 Ceiling Chambers was found to contain a black dust, possibly the remains of insects entombed in construction. The limestone gable of the highest chamber is the only place (other than the Mid Chamber and some parts of the Grand Gallery) that contains salt deposits.

Dimensions of the King's Chamber in PI: 412.132 x x 230.243 H 
Dimensions of the King's Chamber in PI: 413 L x 206 W x 228 H
{conflicts with [36:266]} 

Height of King's Chamber is 230.388 PI. 
The lowest course of blocks in the King's Chamber appears 5 PI shorter than 
the rest because the floor is raised above the base of the walls. The height 
of the walls is then 235.243 PI. There are 100 blocks making up the walls 
of the King's Chamber in 5 courses. 

Antechamber to King's Chamber: 116.26471 PI length (103.03292 PI is granite), 
149.44644 PI high.  Coffer measurements: volume = 71250 cubic PI, interior 
length =77.8141353+ PI, 
interior width = 26.6836336+ PI, 
interior depth = 34.3147946+PI, 
exterior length (at top) = 89.94438003 PI, 
exterior length (at bottom)89.6578860 PI, 
exterior width = 38.67063162 PI, 
exterior height = 41.21316892,
side and end thickness = 5.99349900 PI, 
bottom thickness = 6.89837429 PI. 

The granite coffer in the King's Chamber is too big to fit through the passages and so it must have been put in place during construction. Microscopic analysis of the coffer reveals that it was made with a fixed point drill that used hard jewel bits and a drilling force of 2 tons. The coffer was sawed out of a block of solid granite. Although the walls of the Queen's Chamber are of finished stone, the floor is rough and unfinished.

Many believe the room to have been abandoned as the intended Pharaoh's burial room as the King's Chamber was completed. The horizontal passage to the Queen's Chamber still bears faint red ocher construction lines along its entire 150 foot length. The horizontal passage is also rough and unfinished.

The King's Chamber has a flat roof.




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