> Hi Willie.
> DScribr Wrote:
> > Hi Lee, Over time, it became prime real
> > estate....Giza eventually became a very crowded
> > cemetery, and we have trouble making sense of
> > all due to the remodeling, (re)building
> > on top of existing, etc.
> Of course. I was reffering to the planning stages
> of G1 which if Khufu were planning out where his
> funerary boats would be the best and most logical
> spot would have been to the east in front of his
> pyramid which is exactly what someone did.
> > Great point on boat 'ownership'....I've always
> > assumed that (at least) one of the boats buried
> > right next to his Pyramid belong to him,
> > but we just don't know for sure. The 'pointing
> > East' idea does make sense, but the boat pit
> > layouts and orientations may simply be the
> > of a lack of space, (or original purpose).
> Theoretically, the Giza plateau would have been a
> "blank canvas" at that point so when planning it
> out there is no "lack of space", but also the boat
> pits would not have been an afterthought forcing
> them to look for space where they could find it
> after the fact, but rather part of this master
> plan and their positions in the greater layout
> afforded accordingly.
> > A puzzling gap in the Tradition, no
> > little Theory is that each Pyramid has at least
> > one Boat Pit, (w/ boat), but current evidence
> > doesn't support this to well. (Maybe we haven't
> > found them yet.) And relates to above.
> I need to research this further, but you would
> think this would have been the norm. If in fact
> this gap does exist, I find it very interesting as
> to what it meant to return to the "old ways" as it
> were. I have some other thoughts on this if it
> pans out.
> > I do believe each pyramid was built for one
> > pharaoh, (respectfully disagree).
> Apparently Sneferu had multiple personalities :)
Yes, it all depends on how much open space you have to work with. Just looking at the Giza map, and few discernible patterns, if any to Boat Pit locations, and no pits shown at Menkaure's Pyramid. (Possibly, some were added after a Pharaoh's rule ended.)
FYI: M. Verner, (1992) gives a extensive commented list of all royal and non-royal boat graves from the period of Khufu to the Sixth dynasty, trying to find it............
Thanks to Morten's link, I did get one answer to the enclosure wall(s) question.
From linked article: "....... Both [boat] graves of the southern row [at G1] were situated under a huge wall, which in the late Old Kingdom was built in order to separate the royal from the private cemetery...."
EDIT to add: From linked article, "....Pyramid of Khafra, Giza: As with the Khufu pyramid, five boat graves have been brought to light: two to the south and two to the north of the pyramid
temple, both rows being oriented east to west. A further single grave lies on the east side of the pyramid. The orientation is north-south...."
Possibly, (for a Royal) 2 boats for 'day journey', 2 boats for 'night journey', and one Ceremonial, or??? The debate continues on this. (Unsuccessful on the Verner list......)
Campbell's Chamber roof blocks are Tura Limestone until proven otherwise.
THE Cartouche in Campbell's Chamber IS Authentic, as are ALL other RC's Glyphs, until proven otherwise.
"This Forgery 'theory' has more holes than a sieve basket."
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 13-Sep-16 19:18 by DScribr.