Great Pyramid of Giza, Section of the Grand Gallery
The Grand Gallery features a corbel haloed design and several cut “sockets” spaced at regular intervals along the length of each side of its raised base with a “trench” running along its center length at floor level. What purpose these sockets served is unknown. An antechamber leads from the Grand Gallery to the King’s Chamber.
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A. Rosengarten, W. Collett-Sandars A Handbook of Architectural Styles (New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1895)