National Geographic : 1913 Sep
Photo and copyright by Underwood & Underwood LOOKING DOWN THE MAIN PASSAGE LEADING TO KHUFU'S SEPULCHER WITHIN THE GREAT PYRAMID Right in the heart of the Great Pyramid was the sepulchral chamber of Khufu (Cheops), approached by this gloomy passage. It is 175 feet long and 28 feet high, but only 7 feet in width. The four natives with candles give some idea of its length and gloom, the last candle showing as a mere spot of light glimmering in the distance. Notice the perfection with which the stones join each other, especially at the right of the picture. Some of these blocks, weighing many tons, are set together with a contact of one five-hundreths of an inch, a refinement of the mason's art which is seldom or never equaled in our own day.