Hi all ...
According to my thinking the angle of the second shaft should be and is ... 39.47 degrees
This makes the angle of seperation EXACTLY 7 degrees. Pretty neat actually.
Here are some figures from John Legon's site:
... This angle agrees closely with Gantenbrink's finding of 39° 36' 28" for the southern shaft, given a reported uncertainty of 1/5°; while the stated angle of 39° 7' 28" for the northern shaft is said to be uncertain within 2° at present, since only a short fractured section at the lower end could be measured.12 In view, however, of the axial position of the Queen's Chamber, the probability that the two shafts were intended to emerge at the same level on the north and south sides of the pyramid, and the fact that the horizontal sections at the lower ends are the same length, there is no reason to doubt that the northern shaft was constructed with the same angle of slope as the southern shaft, (
Don Barone's inserted note: I have it at 39.47)
in close agreement with the theoretical requirement. ...
Shafts from Queen's Chamber North South Mean
Angle of Slope, Petrie 37° 28' 38° 28' 37° 58'
Shafts from Queen's Chamber North South Mean
Angle of Slope, Gantenbrink 39° 7' 28" 39° 36' 28" 39° 22'
... While the King's Chamber was placed at the exact level in the Great Pyramid at which the diagonals of the horizontal cross-section measure 440 cubits, and equal the sides of base, the level of 131.5 cubits for the outlets of the shafts from the Queen's Chamber is that at which the diagonals of the cross-section measure exactly 330 cubits or 3/4 of the sides of base. Again, at the level of 154 cubits now obtained for the outlets of the shafts from the King's Chamber, the diagonals measure just 280 cubits, and equal the height of the Great Pyramid. It should be more obvious than ever, therefore, that the design of these shafts was determined by considerations of geometry, symmetry, and the desire for a coherent dimensional design, and had nothing to do with the conjectured astronomical alignments.
Shafts from King's Chamber North South Mean
Angle of Slope, Petrie 31° 33' 45° 14' 38° 23'
Shafts from King's Chamber North South Mean
Angle of Slope, Gantenbrink
32° 36' 45° 00' 38° 48'
I have it at 32.47 or
32 degrees 28.2 minutes. Within 7.8 minutes. Pretty accurate I should think.
Best
Don Barone
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