In my reply to Thanos I posted Hassan's appraisal of the Mortuary Temple and that it is unlike any temple pre or post Khufu which gives me pause as to its origin. One reason for G1a not respecting the Temple is that it may have already been reduced to rubble prior to the construction of G1a. This reasoning could also include the Northern and Southern Boat Pits.
Is Herodotus correct in his report of the Causeway being 60 feet wide or is Hassan correct in his assessment that it was only 30 feet? Both could be correct. Herodotus was possibly an eyewitness and his report carries weight. Hassan has physical evidence to support his assertion, however the Causeway had been severely degraded upon his rediscovery.
If Herodotus was correct, it really constrains the Causeway into a narrow band.
There are a few seeming contradictions in a cohesive building plan here and I am still wrestling with them. The whole effort to build the Causeway only to position the Eastern Boat Pit virtually in it seems odd, however this boat pit does run parallel with the Causeway and is not at 90 degrees to any of the structures.
Thanks also for your contribution regarding Hetepheres and her relationship to Khufu and possible burial sequence which again raises the question of, if the temple was sacrosanct, why build G1a 60 feet across the front when it could just as easily have been constructed further to the south?