The Mortuary Temple floors
In the case of Khafre's Mortuary Temple, I can only offer a hint of evidence which struck me as interesting because I had not seen it before: A granite floor. This lays at your feet when you come out east towards the causeway and the Valley Temple.
Does this mean the temple floor was once covered with granite? Of course I have no idea. However, looking at the surface of the floor, it is difficult to imagine this, this, and this, was meant to be the final product. In the case of the Sphinx Temple a similar situation is observed. The underfloor was finished but the floor was not laid (what a miserable life for a floor to live). That's because Khafre likely died and the workers left the site.
In the case of Menkaure the evidence is even stronger that he said hello to the imperishable star zone before his sun Blvd was made. See page 304. As with any precious flooring, a flat and strong underfloor is necessary to float the floor. Otherwise, the tiles break.
In the case of Khufu, we have a largely reconstructed basalt floor. I let you guys decide what is old and what is new. I think Dune asked for these photos:
The Pile of Debris north of the Causeway
I speculate that this may have been debris from centuries of stone pilfering. However, some sections in that photo look like orderly rows of blocks even stacked. Was this ever a structure. If it was, then it rested on the trial passages in which case it may have been Khufu's Ka pyramid or the beginning of it and it was cleared away. I find that hard to believe, but this is the Mysteries Forum: Leave your Preconceptions at the Door!
If you notice the area north of a causeway tends to be devoid of structures. This brings up an interesting topic which relates back to astronomy and the Pyramid Texts. Cladking already alluded to this in an earlier post here. The "Mr-N-Kh3" was the winding water way the king had to cross to reach the imperishable star zone. Rolf Krauss made a convincing argument that this was the ecliptic. Planets and the Moon can be observed to cross, which is probably why there were several Horus forms...and of course the ferryman Moon-Thoth.
So if the causeway was meant to be an earthly representation of the path of the sun across the sky and if only kings could pass to the north where the "jkhemw skjw" dwelled, then this nicely explains why buildings were off-limits in the north....except a building dedicated to the King's Ka. This I would offer as soft evidence that the out-cropping was not a foundation but a path from what once was meant to be a pyramid separate from all the zoo of pyramids and mastabas east south and west of the Great Pyramid. And when the paradigm changed, the Ka pyramid was instead squeezed into the southeast corner. Was a north-placed Ka pyramid a new form leaning on the northern serdab of Djoser? Whatever it was meant to be, it was abandoned....or it, and the path to it like the hill on which G1 rests, was there long before Khufu.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 26-Sep-18 07:08 by Manu.