The three objects mistery

 

 

 

I want to remember the Queen's Chamber ducts have been discovered by chance, following a quick acoustic check on the walls, because they never had had any outlet inside the Chamber:

The stone screen have been removed shortly by hammer and chisel.

The ducts, coming from upstairs, have an horizontal section, closed at the end by a limestone thin screen and this could be enough just to rise some questions.

After the screens have been broken, three objects have been found beyond one of them, the only handmade articles ever found inside the Great Pyramid: a wooden one with particular marks, a copper double hook like a small anchor and a hard, diorite I suppose, stone ball.

 

 

 

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The objects have been sent to England, but the wooden one disappeared.

That is really a pity, because the organic stuff could be dated by  Carbon 14 test, to fix definitely the questionable construction period of  the Great Pyramid.

Only two remaining now.

The hard stone ball had to be widely used as a tool to rectify the granite surfaces, removing small stone slivers by percussion, approaching to the final smoothing, which was made by abrasive powder.

There are, inside the Pyramid, many granite monoliths, perfectly smooth. Obviously to find a ball stone like that was very easy.

The second one may be a little strange but, for sea people, it looks familiar. Lets imagine to install it at one end of a wooden long stick by a couple of copper rivets (still attached to the hook). We have a tool allowing us, during mooring operation, to catch a rope laying in the water or to keep a boat tight to the next.

I’m talking about the “boat hook" still having the same shape through the millenniums.

Lets go back to the ducts.

If we know just a little of the inferior section, we have more information about the superior one, having found their external outlet. The upper section has been built in  very accurate way, inserting shaped stones in a complicate manner: that means the duct have had priority during the construction.

Now lets try an explanation of this.

Imagine severe instructions have been given to avoid any foreign object left in the duct; imagine the duct construction has been supervised by an architect checking the correct stone placing due to the particular duct slope; imagine the architect had a wooden screed to check the stones position and the angles; imagine the work instructions have been disappointed for once and the wooden device accidentally fell down inside the duct when the pyramid is too high to allow its recovering just using a wooden stick.

The accident responsible for sure kept the secret, but I think he tried to recover it (in night time, maybe) and the harbour, at Nilus river, was not so far.

An exceptional attempt was carried out to recover the measure device: if it should have been possible to drop down the “boat hook “ like a small anchor, tied to a tiny rope, just behind the wooden device, it could have a chance to “ fish “ the object up. But the small anchor is not heavy enough to jump the obstacle and drop down the rope at the same time. Something heavier is necessary, helping the hook going, in the horizontal section, beyond the screed. What’s better than a stone ball properly tied to the rope, below the hook?

I can imagine the architect carrying out his desperate fishing and the moment the tiny rope broke disappointing his attempt…….

 

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Just recently I have known the wooden piece recovered by Wynmann Dixon inside the north duct of the Queen's Chamber, is just a part of a longer one (maybe a measure stick) which has been broken during an incautious inspection by a small steel pipe by Dixon himself. He said nothing about (the pipe is still inside), perhaps to avoid any accusation about treasure looking for. A piece of the wooden screed is  inside the duct jet, just beyond a bend, but the doctor Zahi Hawass didn’t give any permission to recover it.

Now it seems something is moving on: maybe Hawass will change his mind.

We will see……

 

 

 

 

 

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