Essential investigations introduction
In this work, starting from the basic analysis through to the master design section, there are several important pieces of
information that have been uncovered which require further immediate investigation. This section of the work is aimed primarily at the people
and institutions that are in a position to undertake that work and comprises of details of what to investigate and also advice.
As part of the introduction the general subject of 'damage' to the monuments needs to be addressed.
Damaged sections of the pyramids
It is clearly apparent from the design of the Great Pyramid that sections of the building that appear to be damage are in fact
important items that have been included in the building by the architects that help with the analysis of the design, and are
also used to conceal features of the architecture. The items in question, which have previously been though to be damaged
sections of the pyramid are
- The entrance tunnel known as "Al-Mamun's" tunnel is an original part of the pyramid and was designed specifically to
incorporate the forced perspective optical illusion in the plug blocks which forces the surveying of the internal passages
of the building to become offset.
- The damage to the groove in the gallery on the west side which marks off the start of the geometric line from which the
gallery is formed.
- The damaged section of the west side of the bench in the gallery which allows the correct interpretation of the geometry that forms
- The small tunnel that is found in the antechamber passage which cuts the upper northern shaft into two discreet sections
is an original part of the building, and was not cut out by Howard Vyse as is currently assumed. The documentation of the
digging out of this tunnel in the work of Vyse can be shown to be non factual.
- The tunnel which leads from the top of the gallery through to the relieving chambers of the main chamber is also an original
part of the building and was also not tunneled out by Vyse.
- The damage to the roof, floor and walls in the main chamber is part of the original design of the building and assists in
determining the manner in which the plans need to be 'unfolded' onto the master cross section drawing from the east
- The salt water damage to the lower chamber which is remarked upon by the early explorers of the 1800s is most likely
an original feature of the pyramid, rather amusingly on the part of the architects indicating the sea level marker points in the chamber.
It is therefore essential that any 'repairs' to parts of the pyramids, or alterations to sections of the buildings that are
assumed not to be original such as the entrance tunnel which currently has a large amount of concrete alterations done to it,
are fully documented by whoever undertakes the work. The original state of the building before the alterations needs to be
documented, and better still the 'repair' work should not be carried out at all.
Last edited: 3rd July 2019
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