> when the people awoke each day as the sun rose in
> the east, they could look to the west and see the
> a glimmer of light, like a star, that was the
> sun's rays striking the pyramidon atop Ahket
> "see there...the King !"
> It really is THAT simple imho.
Several OK pyramidions have been found, yet to my knowledge, with the exception of one, none show any signs of being gilded with metal. The evidence of them being gilded with metal seems to come from inscription on Sahure's temple which says:"...bringing the pyramidion covered with fine gold [electrum] to the pyramid", yet real world examples suggest this was one of the exceptions not necessarily the rule.
Regardless, if the pyramidion was reflect the rays of the sun the MK did not get the memo as their pyramidions are as a rule made of black polished granite often with writing:
Pyramidion of the Red Pyramid, the size of one block:
Platform top of G1 today that is missing 10 meters from its peak which is not to mean this missing area was the pyramidion:
Compare to G2:
Pyramidion from one of G1's satellite pyramids made of multiple blocks which is probably what the peak of G1 would have looked like if it had a pyramidion:
In G1's case, it would have supposedly been covered in bone white polished casing stones which whatever reflection the pyramidion offered it stands to reason would be washed out. Personally, I find it highly unlikely it could be seen at all, assuming it was gilded, beyond the occasional "glint" if one was standing far enough away to see it let alone "shine like a star".
Regardless, the pyramidion was a representation of the Ben Ben stone and, among other reasons, not a way of saying "see there...the king".
And "Akhet Khufu" does not necessarily refer to G1, but rather the G1 necropolis as a whole.
Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 26-Nov-17 19:57 by Thanos5150.