I'm seeing this prior to construction of the satellites, mastabas etc. Therefore, Khufu's planners would have license to build wherever they chose and weren't constrained by existing buildings.
I am also of the opinion that each edifice was finished. It's difficult to reconcile a number of unfinished building programs on the plateau yet new ones are starting. Either, they were pilfered and left, or, were refurbished post construction by different actors.
I guess where commonly accepted thought about why the pyramids were built and my perception diverge, is on the death aspect. And also may explain my differences with Cladking.
The current thread by Dr Troglodyte on the correlations between the SoL and the GP are hugely significant, if correct. So, not only is the GP correlated to the dimensions of the Earth, Moon, Mars etc but to the defining speed of the Universe.
At the SoL a body's mass becomes infinite and time ceases to exist.
No more profound explanation of the laws of physics exists.
If, as has been discussed in that thread, this revelation could only be understood in our time due to technology, yet the AEs already had this knowledge and encoded it in the GP for a future time (ours), then our thought processes must be the same as theirs.
To say that the AEs did not think like us cannot be correct. They and us actually think exactly the same.
The pharaoh was God/King. Partly man and partly divine.
His role was to maintain Ma'at.
He communicated with God by ascending. This ascension was not after death, but while alive.
God is within. God was Horus. Horus is within and can be reached by a journey from the lower realms to the higher realms. But one must be purified before commencing the journey. Hence, the 42 Negative Confessions must be absolutely honestly answered.
If one is not answered honestly, then one has lied to God/Horus. A liar cannot become God. Because of the huge responsibility, and the personal danger, few were chosen to be initiates and become Horus on Earth.
The journey (ascension) involved the death of the old psyche and a renewal (resurrection, phoenix) with a Divine awareness and, perhaps, special powers due to a greater understanding of the sublime law of creation.
Ma'at involved the future, and the future was created through imagination.
Thought can manifest into things or events. Good or bad. That is why the Earthly Horus had to be carefully selected. If he died without a suitable successor or was usurped, Ma'at was in jeopardy and dynasties may have disappeared as a result.
Therefore, I do not not place too much weight on the afterlife aspect of Giza. Once a pharaoh died, it would have been a shock to all and his body would have needed to be treated with respect, and this may have been the reason for the conglomeration of cemeteries over the ages - the association with Horus.
I am still having difficulty with reconciling the GP as a primary repository for burial. The entrance to the KC and to the Ascending Chamber seem inadequate for what has been said to have occurred.
There is a connection between Temples and Causeways but the GP, at least, still does not seem to fit the accepted paradigm.