Posted by d on October 09, 2002 at 08:49:47:
In Reply to: Re: Sakkara posted by Per Corell on October 07, 2002 at 14:47:16:
The "dot line" is known, I believe, as the "descending passage"; it is a more crudely executed , narrow opening, so it could represent an unfinished or proposed canal.
The little arrows (which may not have survived translation to elewctronic form) are , in the pyramid, gravity loads on the king's chamber; on the map, they represent political, military, or some other conjectural pressure from the east...
As to the chambers as geographic symbols; they were found completely empty, and I believe it is felt that they were therefore never plundered; thus, they could represent places, for example, on the Delta where kings were buried, where divine aspects were worshiped, or any of a number of attributes...
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