I was drawing a parallel between that early dynastic tree garden and this one at the BP which I am speculating might be the mrt temple mentioned in the Fifth Dynasty attributed to Sneferu apparently predating the VT. Sneferu built pyramids at Hwt estate sites. You are familiar with this.
Unless I missed something this compound had palms Sycamores and Cypress trees...can't recheck your citation from where I am right now.
The Sycamore was the Hathor tree. That was my cue.
What this may indicate is that the BP was placed there because of a preexisting mrt estate dedicated to a supply deity, Hathor eg as also seen on the Menkaure Triads in his VT. So yes, not Horus at the BP...but maybe Hwt-hor.
So was the BP built to commemorate Snederu's Heb-Sed and the CW was the needed Boulevard for the celebration?
Barbelo points out not all pyramids have a CW questioning it's role in building the Pyramid. This is one possible way to begin to approach the question. Another is solar astronomy..ie Barbelo's query. Khafre CW eg points to sunrise on 1 Tybie...that's Robert Bauval's insight in Origins. That's the date of Horus' defeat of Seth...121 days after the solstice.
So you have three models
Barbelo is right. RP rules out stone ramp, doesn't it?
Let me just throw in one other
Was the CW there long before Giza was developed? Lehner and Lacovara think the CW would not have been allowed to drain into the Sphinx ditch and pegs the Spinx after the CW. Let's just accept this pro forma for a minute.. did he convincingly anchor the whole sequence MT-CW-VT-ST-S to Khafre?
If that doesn't hold the CW purpose blows wide open. Why would Khufu build two CWs, right?
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