Jean-Paul Bauval is a retired architect, who studies numbers and their relationship to the Great Pyramid. He has recently published an article
THE LOCATION OF THE KING’S CHAMBER IN THE GREAT PYRAMID (Version 2)
By Jean-Paul Bauval Article submitted on 20 April 2016 © Jean-Paul Bauval 2016
The Great Pyramid of Giza has spawned many theories as to how, when and why it has been constructed. Its immense size, it location near the 30th parallel, its angle of slope and square perimeter that the (almost precise) mathematical constant Pi, its intriguing unit of measurement and various dimensions, most of all its mysterious internal system of tunnels and chambers, has puzzled generations of researchers. From scientists to historians, from experts to laypersons, from engineers and architects to armchair amateurs, from geniuses to cranks, all have had a go at solving the ‘mystery of the pyramids’ .
In this brief and preliminary paper architect Jean-Paul Bauval looks at the most intriguing component of the Great Pyramid: the non-central location
of the King’s Chamber, and provides a possible answer to why it is offset to the central axes of the Pyramid. Note: All measurements
for the shafts of the King’s Chamber are taken from the 1992-3 survey and calculations of M. Rudolf Gantenbrink . All measurements for the plan and
location of the King’s Chamber are taken from Flinder Petrie . Dimensions are given in meters (m) unless otherwise stated. Measurements denoted by RC are in royal cubits, where 1 RC = 0.5236 m.