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Giza, inside Great Pyramid, the relieving chambers

Giza, inside Great Pyramid, the relieving chambers

Campbell Chamber. Weight-relieving chambers above the king's chamber distribute the weight of the overlying rock and prevent the king's chamber from collapsing. One of the most contested aspects of the architecture of the Great Pyramid is the function of the relieving compartments (or chambers) stacked above the King's Chamber. Do they serve a strictly symbolic purpose? Do they represent, as has been suggested, the Djed Pillar, or some other sacred configuration? Or do they serve a structural
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December 01, 2008
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