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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IV.] The Chamber of the Orbit.

of the roof are formed thirty-six rays or
indentations, marking the thirty-six decades
of the luni-solar orbit. The Southern wall,
impending about one degree North, points
to the Northern boundary of the zodiacal
belt; the lower line of overlapping wall to
its Southern boundary, and between are the
seven planetary spaces, with the groove of the
luni-solar orbit running down the space corre-
sponding to that of the earth.

Still further illustrations of the relations
between our planet and her luminous assis-
tant, as together they describe the doubly-
ruled Orbit of Light, are to be found in this
extraordinary Chamber of the Splendour. As
the wall points secretly to the Northern, and
the inclined floor to the Southern boundary
of the Burning Circle of the Zodiac (about
89° and 152° of North Polar Distance) re-
spectively ; so does the inclination of the
roof to the level passage (about 28° 30')
secretly define the limiting inclination of the
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