This is the inner court on the south side. This is a very nice example of a water conduit. I saw a very similar design with catch basin at Sahure's pyramid made from quartz. Of course this does not proof the entire floor was to be made from granite. In the VT for example there is mostly alabaster (I think).
First, here are examples of emplacements which prove another layer was to be placed
Here is an example of a granite "tile" within its emplacement. This is on the temple perimeter, northeast corner
An abandoned granite plate, but since it is not within an emplacement we don't know if it was meant to be a floor tile.
A possible tile, no emplacement to be sure, but close to it is the T-shaped tile at the entree
And here is a great example which shows the floor in various stages of completion from sand to rough limestone to polished and flattened limestone to emplacements.
I think what this all means is that either the floor was stripped or never finished, but its current state cannot be what was intended. I did not find one piece of basalt on this floor. Odds are granite or alabaster was the material wanted.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 26-Sep-18 12:08 by Manu.