> Edgar was very clear in commenting about the
> unique nature of those blocks. It took an enormous
> amount of time from him to document that. On
> several occasions he wanted to quit, but he
> carried on, carefully documenting the shape of
> every joint along the AP, and M&R obviously
> respected that same layout.
For a more accurate picture of the Edgar brothers take on the Girdle Stones, see John and Morton Edgar 'The Great Pyramid Passages and Chambers. Vol. 1: Letter XVII. The First Ascending Passage. The "Girdles" and Symmetric Masonry. Pages 281-285' 1923.
As for M&R, they were more concerned with the measurements of the AP, and drew heavily on Petrie 1883.
> And we can be pretty sure Edgar was faithful to
> those joints since he didn't assert that any other
> passage had that same complex character.
I don't understand this.
> meanwhile, I'd love to hear an interpretation of
> the "symbolism" that has been suggested for that
As I see it generally, if an object serves no practical purpose then it can be seen as being symbolic.
The Girdle Stones have no practical purpose, and so I see them as symbolic.
As for what the symbolism of the Girdle Stones is is something we shall probably never know.