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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



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The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 3641 MDaines 22-Feb-19 09:52
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 561 Thanos5150 22-Feb-19 16:15
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 426 MDaines 23-Feb-19 18:01
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 421 Thanos5150 24-Feb-19 03:06
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 391 Eddie Larry 22-Feb-19 18:39
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 391 cladking 22-Feb-19 20:12
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 399 MDaines 23-Feb-19 07:40
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 346 cladking 23-Feb-19 14:28
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 356 MDaines 23-Feb-19 15:23
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 294 cladking 02-Mar-19 16:31
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 338 Eddie Larry 23-Feb-19 16:24
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 342 Spiros 25-Feb-19 00:41
On the subject of Zechariah Sitchin 399 MDaines 25-Feb-19 14:49
Re: On the subject of Zechariah Sitchin 310 Spiros 04-Mar-19 01:11
The Exalted Sumero-Greek EN 320 MDaines 04-Mar-19 18:24
A Big Ask 384 Dr. Troglodyte 26-Feb-19 01:27
Re: A Big Ask 308 MDaines 26-Feb-19 14:25
Re: A Big Ask 376 Dr. Troglodyte 26-Feb-19 17:14
Re: A Big Ask 281 MDaines 26-Feb-19 19:30
Re: A Big Ask 301 Barbelo 26-Feb-19 20:23
Re: A Big Ask 307 MDaines 27-Feb-19 12:13
Re: A Big Ask 255 Barbelo 27-Feb-19 20:28
Re: A Big Ask 260 MDaines 28-Feb-19 14:05
Re: A Big Ask 284 Barbelo 28-Feb-19 19:59
Re: A Big Ask 320 Thanos5150 01-Mar-19 00:46
Re: A Big Ask 304 Barbelo 01-Mar-19 01:19
Re: A Big Ask 337 Thanos5150 01-Mar-19 05:20
Re: A Weird Ask 323 Barbelo 01-Mar-19 11:13
Re: A Weird Ask 321 Thanos5150 02-Mar-19 05:12
Re: A Weird Ask 322 Barbelo 02-Mar-19 07:06
Re: A Big Ask 279 MDaines 01-Mar-19 18:35
Re: A Big Ask 278 Barbelo 01-Mar-19 21:42
Re: A Big Ask 303 Thanos5150 28-Feb-19 03:33
Re: A Big Ask 297 Thanos5150 28-Feb-19 17:11
Re: A Big Ask 279 MDaines 28-Feb-19 18:08
Heliopolis 295 Barbelo 28-Feb-19 20:18
Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 369 Dr. Troglodyte 04-Mar-19 23:56
Re: Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 318 MDaines 10-Mar-19 14:41
Re: Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 309 Dr. Troglodyte 12-Mar-19 00:17
Re: Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 272 MDaines 15-Mar-19 07:17
Re: Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 354 Dr. Troglodyte 15-Mar-19 16:41
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 331 molder 26-Feb-19 21:23
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 319 MDaines 27-Feb-19 12:06
Three Wise Men 273 MDaines 02-Mar-19 15:31
Re: Three Wise Men 271 Thanos5150 02-Mar-19 17:05
Harran and the Sabians 331 MDaines 03-Mar-19 08:33
Re: Harran and the Sabians 346 Thanos5150 03-Mar-19 16:40
Re: Harran and the Sabians 308 MDaines 03-Mar-19 19:24
Re: Harran and the Sabians 262 Thanos5150 06-Mar-19 01:50
Re: Harran and the Sabians 267 MDaines 06-Mar-19 08:22
Re: Harran and the Sabians 250 Thanos5150 07-Mar-19 02:09
Re: Harran and the Sabians 283 MDaines 07-Mar-19 08:20
On the subject of Ebla and the Feather of Truth 275 MDaines 08-Mar-19 08:57
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 328 Broker 14-Mar-19 03:25
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 268 MDaines 17-Mar-19 09:11
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 282 SandyJesse 18-Apr-19 04:33
Celestial navigation and the ship 256 MDaines 23-Apr-19 07:21
Re: Celestial navigation and the ship 255 SandyJesse 25-Apr-19 01:50
Re: Celestial navigation and the ship 257 SandyJesse 30-Apr-19 05:16
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 228 seasmith 03-May-19 22:24
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 222 MDaines 04-May-19 08:28
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 217 seasmith 05-May-19 01:39
BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 253 MDaines 09-May-19 09:46
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 251 SandyJesse 12-May-19 09:58
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 214 MDaines 12-May-19 10:22
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 215 SandyJesse 14-May-19 05:21
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 198 MDaines 14-May-19 07:46
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 224 SandyJesse 16-May-19 03:19
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 190 drew 15-May-19 01:21
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 179 Barbelo 15-May-19 10:48
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 224 drew 15-May-19 23:59
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 192 Barbelo 16-May-19 01:45
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 161 drew 18-Jun-19 02:15
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 160 Barbelo 18-Jun-19 02:43
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 205 hendrik dirker 18-Jun-19 06:59
movement of Sun along horizon 168 hendrik dirker 19-Jun-19 16:23
Solstice & the epoch1250 BC 328 hendrik dirker 20-Jun-19 07:02
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 192 MDaines 15-May-19 11:00
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 208 Horatech 15-May-19 12:10
To Easter Island? 204 MDaines 15-May-19 18:10
Re: To Easter Island? 199 Horatech 16-May-19 06:56
Re: To Easter Island? 190 Horatech 16-May-19 23:48
Re: To Easter Island? 227 Horatech 17-May-19 06:25
Re: To Easter Island? 176 Barbelo 17-May-19 10:53
Re: To Easter Island? 212 MDaines 17-May-19 11:41
What A Shame 194 Barbelo 17-May-19 21:14
Re: What A Shame 210 MDaines 18-May-19 07:57
Great Circles and Small Circles 210 Dr. Troglodyte 18-May-19 17:34
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 222 MDaines 18-May-19 19:09
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 194 Dr. Troglodyte 19-May-19 17:07
Going Round in Circles and then to Easter Island? 239 MDaines 19-May-19 18:10
Re: Going Round in Circles and then to Easter Island? 217 Horatech 25-May-19 10:53
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 211 Horatech 20-May-19 07:33
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 192 Horatech 21-May-19 09:52
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 240 Dr. Troglodyte 21-May-19 18:30
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 250 MDaines 23-May-19 07:51
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 217 Horatech 23-May-19 10:48
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 208 MDaines 23-May-19 17:07
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 220 Horatech 24-May-19 08:12
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 241 Dr. Troglodyte 23-May-19 16:05
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 221 MDaines 23-May-19 17:05
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 246 Dr. Troglodyte 23-May-19 17:31
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 260 Horatech 27-May-19 10:30
Re: What A Shame 196 Barbelo 19-May-19 20:48
Re: To Easter Island? 188 Horatech 18-May-19 09:28
Re: To Easter Island? 174 Eddie Larry 17-May-19 15:11
Re: To Easter Island? 181 Horatech 18-May-19 14:58
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 206 drew 15-May-19 23:57
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 205 MDaines 16-May-19 06:14
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 192 drew 16-May-19 06:42
ps 178 drew 16-May-19 07:22
Re: ps 178 Barbelo 16-May-19 11:11
Re: ps 198 MDaines 16-May-19 12:10
Re: ps 222 Thanos5150 16-May-19 16:06
Re: ps 216 Barbelo 16-May-19 21:00
Sometimes I go the long way round… 236 drew 17-May-19 00:59


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