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Hello MDaines; you wrote: ”The three oblong boat pits that lie to the east of the Great Pyramid don’t appear to be of the same manufacture as the others, possibly with a different time frame...?

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Has anyone looked into the importance that those pits and their position might have had - perhaps from the point of view of measurement - in relation to the pyramid(s)? Has anyone attempted to relate, decode, understand them, or know if there any writings that include mention of them?”

This Topic is far more complex than it may appear; where to begin?

There are approximately 70-80 [?] known pits (mud-brick and/or stone) associated with burials; fifteen (15), or sixteen (16) of these are located at the Giza Complex. The orientations of the various finds fluctuate from the cardinal points to numerous relative bearings.



Khasekhemwy (Shunet el Zebib) Boat Pits - Umm El Qa'ab/Abydos




Boat Grave Section



Boat and human burial associations, related to ‘proto-pyramid’ mastabas, are known from the First Dynasty. Initially, the “pits” were fashioned from mud bricks following the profile of the vessel, which were filled with bricks and sand, then mounded over.

There are five (5) “oblong boat pits that lie to the east of the Great Pyramid”, plus the two (2) rectangular pits to the south. As to their age, likely [?] contemporary with G1’s construction given their relationships to the Causeway, Khufu’s Pyramid and Mortuary Temple, Queen Hetepheres I’s Pyramid (G1a), and the Ka Pyramid (G1d); the two (2) southern pits would reasonably have been sealed shortly after Khufu’s internment.

Additionally, Khafre’s Giza complex also has seven rock cut pits, Queen Khentkaus I's complex contains one (1), possibly two (2) pits. No boat pits are known to be associated with Menkaure; however, Djedefre has one (1) at Abu Rawash.

Images Source: ”Boat Graves and Pyramid Origins”, David O’Connor, Expedition Magazine 33.3, 1991



Dr. Troglodyte


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The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 3498 MDaines 22-Feb-19 09:52
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 495 Thanos5150 22-Feb-19 16:15
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 365 MDaines 23-Feb-19 18:01
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 330 Thanos5150 24-Feb-19 03:06
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 343 Eddie Larry 22-Feb-19 18:39
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 330 cladking 22-Feb-19 20:12
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 320 MDaines 23-Feb-19 07:40
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 286 cladking 23-Feb-19 14:28
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 291 MDaines 23-Feb-19 15:23
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 244 cladking 02-Mar-19 16:31
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 282 Eddie Larry 23-Feb-19 16:24
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 286 Spiros 25-Feb-19 00:41
On the subject of Zechariah Sitchin 325 MDaines 25-Feb-19 14:49
Re: On the subject of Zechariah Sitchin 258 Spiros 04-Mar-19 01:11
The Exalted Sumero-Greek EN 257 MDaines 04-Mar-19 18:24
A Big Ask 321 Dr. Troglodyte 26-Feb-19 01:27
Re: A Big Ask 255 MDaines 26-Feb-19 14:25
Re: A Big Ask 321 Dr. Troglodyte 26-Feb-19 17:14
Re: A Big Ask 228 MDaines 26-Feb-19 19:30
Re: A Big Ask 244 Barbelo 26-Feb-19 20:23
Re: A Big Ask 253 MDaines 27-Feb-19 12:13
Re: A Big Ask 203 Barbelo 27-Feb-19 20:28
Re: A Big Ask 205 MDaines 28-Feb-19 14:05
Re: A Big Ask 234 Barbelo 28-Feb-19 19:59
Re: A Big Ask 255 Thanos5150 01-Mar-19 00:46
Re: A Big Ask 254 Barbelo 01-Mar-19 01:19
Re: A Big Ask 271 Thanos5150 01-Mar-19 05:20
Re: A Weird Ask 254 Barbelo 01-Mar-19 11:13
Re: A Weird Ask 237 Thanos5150 02-Mar-19 05:12
Re: A Weird Ask 240 Barbelo 02-Mar-19 07:06
Re: A Big Ask 226 MDaines 01-Mar-19 18:35
Re: A Big Ask 224 Barbelo 01-Mar-19 21:42
Re: A Big Ask 247 Thanos5150 28-Feb-19 03:33
Re: A Big Ask 221 Thanos5150 28-Feb-19 17:11
Re: A Big Ask 224 MDaines 28-Feb-19 18:08
Heliopolis 241 Barbelo 28-Feb-19 20:18
Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 288 Dr. Troglodyte 04-Mar-19 23:56
Re: Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 246 MDaines 10-Mar-19 14:41
Re: Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 252 Dr. Troglodyte 12-Mar-19 00:17
Re: Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 219 MDaines 15-Mar-19 07:17
Re: Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 264 Dr. Troglodyte 15-Mar-19 16:41
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 282 molder 26-Feb-19 21:23
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 261 MDaines 27-Feb-19 12:06
Three Wise Men 223 MDaines 02-Mar-19 15:31
Re: Three Wise Men 229 Thanos5150 02-Mar-19 17:05
Harran and the Sabians 246 MDaines 03-Mar-19 08:33
Re: Harran and the Sabians 260 Thanos5150 03-Mar-19 16:40
Re: Harran and the Sabians 245 MDaines 03-Mar-19 19:24
Re: Harran and the Sabians 207 Thanos5150 06-Mar-19 01:50
Re: Harran and the Sabians 215 MDaines 06-Mar-19 08:22
Re: Harran and the Sabians 203 Thanos5150 07-Mar-19 02:09
Re: Harran and the Sabians 227 MDaines 07-Mar-19 08:20
On the subject of Ebla and the Feather of Truth 224 MDaines 08-Mar-19 08:57
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 261 Broker 14-Mar-19 03:25
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 213 MDaines 17-Mar-19 09:11
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 225 SandyJesse 18-Apr-19 04:33
Celestial navigation and the ship 196 MDaines 23-Apr-19 07:21
Re: Celestial navigation and the ship 200 SandyJesse 25-Apr-19 01:50
Re: Celestial navigation and the ship 200 SandyJesse 30-Apr-19 05:16
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 181 seasmith 03-May-19 22:24
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 173 MDaines 04-May-19 08:28
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 168 seasmith 05-May-19 01:39
BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 187 MDaines 09-May-19 09:46
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 176 SandyJesse 12-May-19 09:58
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 162 MDaines 12-May-19 10:22
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 154 SandyJesse 14-May-19 05:21
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 151 MDaines 14-May-19 07:46
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 164 SandyJesse 16-May-19 03:19
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 149 drew 15-May-19 01:21
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 139 Barbelo 15-May-19 10:48
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 170 drew 15-May-19 23:59
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 150 Barbelo 16-May-19 01:45
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 116 drew 18-Jun-19 02:15
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 114 Barbelo 18-Jun-19 02:43
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 154 hendrik dirker 18-Jun-19 06:59
movement of Sun along horizon 125 hendrik dirker 19-Jun-19 16:23
Solstice & the epoch1250 BC 229 hendrik dirker 20-Jun-19 07:02
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 149 MDaines 15-May-19 11:00
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 163 Horatech 15-May-19 12:10
To Easter Island? 156 MDaines 15-May-19 18:10
Re: To Easter Island? 152 Horatech 16-May-19 06:56
Re: To Easter Island? 148 Horatech 16-May-19 23:48
Re: To Easter Island? 163 Horatech 17-May-19 06:25
Re: To Easter Island? 129 Barbelo 17-May-19 10:53
Re: To Easter Island? 166 MDaines 17-May-19 11:41
What A Shame 144 Barbelo 17-May-19 21:14
Re: What A Shame 161 MDaines 18-May-19 07:57
Great Circles and Small Circles 149 Dr. Troglodyte 18-May-19 17:34
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 177 MDaines 18-May-19 19:09
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 149 Dr. Troglodyte 19-May-19 17:07
Going Round in Circles and then to Easter Island? 175 MDaines 19-May-19 18:10
Re: Going Round in Circles and then to Easter Island? 162 Horatech 25-May-19 10:53
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 166 Horatech 20-May-19 07:33
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 148 Horatech 21-May-19 09:52
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 165 Dr. Troglodyte 21-May-19 18:30
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 190 MDaines 23-May-19 07:51
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 168 Horatech 23-May-19 10:48
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 152 MDaines 23-May-19 17:07
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 172 Horatech 24-May-19 08:12
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 195 Dr. Troglodyte 23-May-19 16:05
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 166 MDaines 23-May-19 17:05
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 170 Dr. Troglodyte 23-May-19 17:31
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 190 Horatech 27-May-19 10:30
Re: What A Shame 147 Barbelo 19-May-19 20:48
Re: To Easter Island? 146 Horatech 18-May-19 09:28
Re: To Easter Island? 130 Eddie Larry 17-May-19 15:11
Re: To Easter Island? 137 Horatech 18-May-19 14:58
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 160 drew 15-May-19 23:57
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 155 MDaines 16-May-19 06:14
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 144 drew 16-May-19 06:42
ps 136 drew 16-May-19 07:22
Re: ps 130 Barbelo 16-May-19 11:11
Re: ps 149 MDaines 16-May-19 12:10
Re: ps 170 Thanos5150 16-May-19 16:06
Re: ps 168 Barbelo 16-May-19 21:00
Sometimes I go the long way round… 185 drew 17-May-19 00:59


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