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I believe I have found sufficient evidence that points to a block of stone, not necessarily a coffer as stated by Idrisi, being inside the niche in the Queen's Chamber blocking the entrance to the dead-end passage.

I have been attempting to obtain illustrations online from early travelers to examine, so far without success. Does anyone know where I could source such an illustration online, preferably not paywalled?

While on the topic of the pyramids, does anyone have a theory about the insect remains found by Vyse in the relieving chamber? I was struck by it's apparent similarities to our modern-day graphite powder, and wonder if it could have been used in a similar fashion....

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    I revised your title; please correct any errors I made. We are a Q&A site, and it works better if the title asks a question. I'd also advise that asking two questions in the body may not get you the answer s - might be more effective to ask two separate, small, focused questions.
    – MCW
    Jul 26 '20 at 12:31
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    Details and links about the sources you have already consulted would be extremely helpful.
    – Brian Z
    Jul 27 '20 at 0:32

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