> Remember this is Femano, and the games he plays,
> and his nonsense about 3ḫt Ḫwfw being
> the whole Memphite area.
> He has before now cited Stadelmann on this
> (certainly misrepresenting him). He gave the
> impression that he could wheel out other Big
> Names, while being noticably evasive when called
> on to support his claim.
He is taking what I said out of context no different than he has with Maraouard and others to try and twist it into some kind of credible support for his beliefs when in reality nothing could be farther from the truth. One can infer whatever, but it is by no means an endorsement. To note the inherent ambiguity of the Merer diary is not to support one belief or the other, just stating the facts, which this lot would be much better sticking to instead of stumbling and bumbling all over themselves from one nonsensical naysaying to the next.
> As in the remainder of what I wrote, I’m
> following the determinatives and the inscriptional
> context, so it is about the hieroglyphs. I want
> what Femano pretends to want: to understand the
> evidential basis of what is clearly the current
> informed consensus.
> The invariable presence of the pyramid
> determinative suggests that whatever is named is
> at least centred on the pyramid. In Merer
> we find 3ḫt Ḫwfw with the pyramid only,
> while the references suggest that more than just
> the pyramid is named. Possibly the pyramid
> complex: pyramid plus temples plus causeway plus
> harbour? What should be excluded is crazy stuff
> about 3ḫt Ḫwfw being the whole Memphite
> Possibly in later times (and with the right
> determinatives) the whole Giza necropolis. Some
> reading to do.
Though he suggest this was the original meaning, Giulio Magli has some interesting thoughts on this:
Akhet Khufu: archaeo-astronomical hints at a common project of the two main pyramids of Giza, Egypt.
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