> It is dated by the name "Menkaure" being present,
> yes? No other means are used to date it. So the
> dating rests solely on a name.
> The whole of the Debehen inscription turns on the
> meaning of the words r gs hr (det.,pramid). This
> expression has received generally the obvious
> translation "beside the Her-pyramid" and the
> Her-pyramid has been variously identified with
> that of Mycerinus, one of the small pyramids south
> of the Third Pyramid, and even with that of
> Dedefra at Abu Roash.
Are you purposefully misrepresenting what Reisner said by taking it out of context or did you just not read and/or understand the rest? A rhetorical question at this point. And this is the same Resiner you now rely on that tried to "defraud the world" with his "Hetepheres Hoax"?
Anyways. So the readers can follow along:The Debhen Inscription and the Her-Pyramid
The "whole" of the Debhen inscription he is reffering to has nothing to do with a Menkaure provenance, which Reisner has no doubt, but rather the geographical logistics of the "Her-pyramid", i.e. what exactly is it referring to, in relation to Menkaure's pyramid. The Debhen inscription is reffering to two pyramids, the "Her-pyramid" and Menkaure's pyramid.
The inscription clearly says that Menkaure was on the road beside the Her-pyramid to inspect the work on the pyramid "Menkaure is Divine" (G3). If needed, Hawass sums up the problem:
The text also mentions that the king stood on the road by the Hr pyramid inspecting the other pyramid. The name "Hr" was also found written in the tomb of Urkhuu at Giza, who was the keeper of a place belonging to the Hr pyramid. It is not clear what the Hr pyramid is. Is it a name of a subsidiary pyramid, or the name of the plateau?
Now the Debhen inscription makes it clear that Mycerinus was going to the site of the Third Pyramid. The word g's seems to mean the centreal working administration, almsot the modern expresion of "works"; hr, simply "the pyramid-cemetery" which included at the time the large pyramid and the three small pyramids. The word hr is probably related to hry-t "cemetery", "tomb".
So according to Reisner he believes the "Her-pyramid" that Menkaure stops on the road next to to view the work going on at G3 is actually the pyramid cemetery. Therefore, the "whole of the Debhen" translation Reisner speaks has nothing to do with whether or not it dates to the time of Menkaure or if Menkaure was working on G3, quite clearly the opposite, but rather what the construction named the "Her-pyramid" actually was.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 21-Dec-16 21:15 by Thanos5150.