Alan Alford Khufu build mastabas for his Elites in year 5 of his reign,
The Link was not working,
So...used a former post of mine with quote from Alan Alford Giza adoption theory article.
The Google/God view of Giza plateau. ...especially Khufu pyramid with the 2 huge area Mastaba fields.
Is there really room for Causeways or Funicular linked supply Causeways,
And Ramps (Have to mention ramps...as Hawass/Lehner are supposed valid this was the way of it)
Ya...the Google view and pause**...that there is not room to quarry out,...logistic stock,
Cut/prep area,...Causeway, ramps and....Mastabas for Elites,
All going up at the same time.
Not happen'n IMO...
It's Adoption/Adaption of the already Ancient extant constructions. ..
Which are evidence of severe hydraulic water erosion.
Here Antoine Gigal and Sherif el Morsi publication give perspective to the Robert Schoch/John Anthony West publish on Sphinx erosion [www.gigalresearch.com]