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September 28, 2020, 6:30 am UTC    
February 08, 2020 10:26PM
keeperzz Wrote:
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> To summarize the last post:
>
> 1. Gantenbrink's theoretical elevation of KCS
> outlet above the pavement (154c = 80,63m) well
> correspond to average angle of 45° for KCS
> proposed by him.
>
> 2. The difference in the elevation of KCS outlet
> to the surface of the pyramid by Gantenbrink
> (101st layer) and by Petrie (102nd layer) can be
> explained by possible removing of block from 102nd
> layer at the time passed between Petrie's and
> Gantenbrink's measurements.
>
> 3. The elevation of KCS outlet to the restored
> casing plane differ by about 1 meter according to
> these authors (Gantenbrink: 80,63m; Petrie:
> 79,75m). Petrie provide the drawing where
> horizontal distance from present casing to
> restored casing could be calculated. Gantenbrink
> only reported about 101st layer without any
> details and offer 7*11 cubit theory which require
> 45 angle for KCS shaft.
>
> 4. The average angle of inclination for KCS shaft
> by Petrie's data is calculated as 43.95°
>
> 5. It is premature to say that one of authors is
> wrong, but I am inclined to the correctness of the
> Petrie data, since the meticulousness of his
> calculations was confirmed many times.

Gantenbrink is wrong in the numbering of the courses - Petrie's data on the numbering and elevation of the courses is of course correct - but apart from that, Gantenbrink is right about the overall geometry of the shafts, being based on whole palm sekeds. This system is, however, theoretical. In this system, both upper shafts exit at the same elevation, 154 cubits above the base. This happens to be at the top of course 104.

In actuality, the KCS shaft exits, roughly (for the middle of the shaft), at the top of course 103, 9 palms below, while the KCN shaft exits, accurately (for the bottom of the shaft), at the top of course 102, 10 palms below this.

In searching for an explanation for these shifts from the "perfect" level of 154c above the base, it will be discovered that the top of course 103, which the KCS shaft (middle) seemingly targets, has a horizontal length of 200 cubits. I encourage everyone to do the maths on this.
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