In September 1872, Waynman Dixon discovered a shaft in the north wall of the Queen's chamber of the Great Pyramid of Khufu.
Unlike the 1993 Wepwawet experiment, Dixon used a crude metal rod to probe the shaft and found three objects tumbling down the shaft: A small bronze hook, a granite ball and a piece of cedar-like wood.
The objects were taken to England and recorded by the Astronomer Royal of Scotland and handed back to Dixon. After which they disappeared only to reappear in the British museum (This is not the first time I have heard artifacts disappearing all over the world only to reappear mysteriously in the British museum, anyway)
Here is a theory which hypothesizes that the objects, known as the Dixon relics, are part of an ancient Egyptian geometrical spherical measuring instrument of surveying and astronomy which may have been used while building the Great Pyramid.
"This working example of a cross type of instrument with a measuring rod set at 45 degrees to the upright , cross bars for sighting and a plumb line shows clearly how linear angles can be found.
An exponential scale of 90 centimeters gives this particular instrument an accuracy of 3 arc minutes, which is a coincidence with the reported inaccuracy of the pyramid alignment."
I guess, while the "What are these objects" question remains unanswered, the second question is, "What were they doing in the shaft?"
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