Adams, Walter M.  
The house of the hidden places: a clue to the creed of early Egypt from Egyptian sources — London, 1895

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I.] The Chamber of the Splendour.

ladder of Earth," slopes downward to the
Hidden Lintel, the entrance of the upward
path. Upwards to the South, but with a very
slightly different inclination, runs the ascend-
ing passage, called by some writers " the
Grand Gallery," forming the upper portion of
the Hall of Truth, the Grand Lodge, or
Luminous Chamber of the Orbit. This
remarkable structure, consists of a corridor,
about one hundred and fifty-seven feet long,
and twenty feet high, built entirely on a slope,
floor, walls, and roof, except a small portion at
the Southern or upper end. On either side of
the sloping floor, are twenty-eight ramps, each
with a hole in it, a reference to which in the
Ritual has been already noticed. And at the
upper end the slope of the floor-line is closed
abruptly, just above the Queen's Chamber by
a block three feet high, forming a dais, or
throne of judgment. From hence along the
top of the block, or seat of the throne, the
passage runs level for about sixty-one inches,
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