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Re-evaluating The Portcullis Security System of the Ante-Chamber within the Great Pyramid © Scott Creighton 2012.

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1 Re-evaluating The Portcullis Security System of the Ante-Chamber within the Great Pyramid © Scott Creighton 2012

2 Ante Chamber Portcullis System (in cross-section) N

3 Ante Chamber Portcullis System Orthodox Proposal

4 Ante Chamber Portcullis System Orthodox Proposal Wooden Beams

5 Ante Chamber Portcullis System Orthodox Proposal Wooden Beams Ropes

6 Ante Chamber Portcullis System Orthodox Proposal Wooden Beams Ropes Portcullis Slabs

7 Ante Chamber Portcullis System Orthodox Proposal Granite Leaf Counter-weight Wooden Beams Ropes Portcullis Slabs

8 This mechanical arrangement seems overly complex.

9 This mechanical arrangement seems overly complex. Simple wooden chocks placed under the Portcullis Slabs would hold the slabs in the raised position.

10 This mechanical arrangement seems overly complex. Simple wooden chocks placed under the Portcullis Slabs would hold the slabs in the raised position. The chocks are simply removed to allow the slabs to close under the force of gravity.

11 Chock Support

12 Chock Support

13 Chock Support

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15 The only plausible reason for including the so-called ‘Granite Leaf’ counter-weight, the wooden beams and ropes is to allow the Portcullis Slabs to be easily RAISED after being closed.

16 The only plausible reason for including the so-called ‘Granite Leaf’ counter-weight, the wooden beams and ropes is to allow the Portcullis Slabs to be easily RAISED after being closed. Here’s how…..

17 Ante Chamber Portcullis System Orthodox Proposal Granite Leaf Wooden Beams Ropes Portcullis Slabs

18 Granite Leaf of Ante Chamber Raised Boss

19 Granite Leaf of Ante Chamber Force Wooden Beam

20 Force Wooden Beam Granite Leaf Boss

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22 Chock Support

23 Chock Support

24 Chock Support ‘Granite Leaf’ Levered Up

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36 Affix Rope to Granite Leaf

37 Affix Rope to Granite Leaf

38 Chock Support Removed

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52 Chock Support

53 Repeat Process by Attaching Ropes from next Portcullis Slab to Granite Leaf Counter-Weight

54 Chock Support

55 Repeat Process by Attaching Ropes from final Portcullis Slab to Granite Leaf Counter-Weight

56 Chock Support

57 It seems that the features of the Ante Chamber Portcullis System are easier and better explained by adopting the view that the mechanism was designed not to lower the Portcullis Slabs but to RAISE them.

58 It seems that the features of the Ante Chamber Portcullis System are easier and better explained by adopting the view that the mechanism was designed not to lower the Portcullis Slabs but to RAISE them. We must question then that a system supposedly designed to protect a tomb should have a system in place designed to make access to the tomb as simple as possible.

59 It seems that the features of the Ante Chamber Portcullis System are easier and better explained by adopting the view that the mechanism was designed not to lower the Portcullis Slabs but to RAISE them. We must question then that a system supposedly designed to protect a tomb should have a system in place designed to make access to the tomb as simple as possible. We have to conclude that the Portcullis system of the Ante Chamber was not intended as a security system but as something else.

60 The End © Scott Creighton 2012


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