Cheops Pyramid; Electrical?
May 13th, 1996 - Comments to Tony Smith by Stephen Goodfellow
A quick thought on the red granite layers above the Kings Tomb; I remember reading (Tompkins, "Secrets of the Great Pyramid" Harper & Row 1971)
"...The new chamber had a strange effect on those who entered; it turned them black. Instead of bat dung, the floor was covered with a thin powder which when analyzed turned out to be exuviae, or the cast off shells and skins of insects. Of living insects there were none to be found...."
I wonder if, upon closer inspection of that dust, it
turned out to be a residual of the Lac Beetle (as in
shellac), which was used by the Ancient Egyptians as
their source a lacquer.
I do not know if this has occurred to anyone else. It
probably has. I'd be curious to read something about it.