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Open mind Wrote:
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> From what I read about Herodotus, I didn't get the
> impression he'd have any idea about the
> distinction between original inhabitants and
> occupiers. It sounded more like he inquired and
> reported. Its even less likely that a recently
> conquered people might go out on a limb for an
> inquiring representative of the conquering press
> to expose the possibility that as well as being a
> conquered people, they also might not actually
> have any claim to being the builders of the
> greatest architectural achievements man had ever
> seen to date, and worse yet, had no idea who it
> was that built those pyramids either. Unless they
> were gluttons for humiliation and self
> deprication.

A murky speculation about motives.

What Herodotus reported is what a literate ancient Egyptian would have inferred from the many inscriptions at Giza which include (with small variations) this sequence:



—indicating the holding of offices in the pyramid complex so named, including priesthood in Khufu’s funerary cult. We also find indications of a familial connection with Khufu.

This one (from the temple or causeway) would have been in better condition at the time:



For a long time it was only from the account of Herodotus that the existence of such reliefs was known—and then its general correctness in this respect was corroborated by the discovery of such fragmentary remains as the above.

Consistency of sources, as I mentioned earlier.

M.

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The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 3083 Dr. Troglodyte 06-Sep-19 22:20
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 486 Open mind 07-Sep-19 02:44
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 510 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Sep-19 16:00
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 447 Open mind 08-Sep-19 03:56
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 407 Dr. Troglodyte 09-Sep-19 14:57
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 424 Open mind 10-Sep-19 11:54
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 385 Trevorjjj 16-Sep-19 13:48
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 351 Trevorjjj 17-Sep-19 10:16
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 338 Trevorjjj 17-Sep-19 12:51
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 342 Open mind 17-Sep-19 22:40
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 312 Trevorjjj 08-Oct-19 19:40
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 372 Trevorjjj 17-Sep-19 11:42
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 338 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Sep-19 15:29
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 343 Trevorjjj 17-Sep-19 18:57
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 367 Apap 17-Sep-19 16:33
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 325 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Sep-19 20:14
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 352 thinkitover 18-Sep-19 19:42
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 347 Dr. Troglodyte 18-Sep-19 22:27
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 362 Trevorjjj 19-Sep-19 02:40
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 341 thinkitover 20-Sep-19 17:18
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 313 Dr. Troglodyte 20-Sep-19 21:10
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 388 Trevorjjj 20-Sep-19 23:53
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 333 Trevorjjj 08-Oct-19 08:28
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 328 Open mind 08-Oct-19 22:24
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 316 Trevorjjj 09-Oct-19 04:08
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 321 Open mind 10-Oct-19 03:12
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 318 Trevorjjj 10-Oct-19 10:20
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 308 Trevorjjj 10-Oct-19 10:49
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 295 Trevorjjj 10-Oct-19 11:44
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 306 Trevorjjj 10-Oct-19 15:57
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 302 Dr. Troglodyte 10-Oct-19 16:21
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 302 Trevorjjj 10-Oct-19 16:27
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 305 Dr. Troglodyte 10-Oct-19 17:02
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 326 Trevorjjj 10-Oct-19 17:48
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 314 Warwick 10-Oct-19 18:08
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 344 LonelyAngel 12-Oct-19 09:33
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 307 Warwick 12-Oct-19 17:13
Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 339 LonelyAngel 12-Oct-19 17:29
Khufu and the Great Pyramid 356 Merrell 12-Oct-19 18:02
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 342 Open mind 13-Oct-19 01:23
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 381 Martin Stower 13-Oct-19 08:59
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 343 LonelyAngel 13-Oct-19 14:00
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Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 341 Merrell 13-Oct-19 09:26
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 325 LonelyAngel 13-Oct-19 13:52
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 383 Martin Stower 13-Oct-19 15:15
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 310 LonelyAngel 13-Oct-19 19:12
back to my point. 302 Warwick 14-Oct-19 17:01
Re: back to my point. 320 Martin Stower 14-Oct-19 17:15
Re: back to my point. 293 Warwick 14-Oct-19 18:04
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 318 Merrell 13-Oct-19 15:33
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 340 Open mind 13-Oct-19 18:10
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 392 Martin Stower 13-Oct-19 18:38
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 302 Open mind 13-Oct-19 22:31
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 343 Martin Stower 13-Oct-19 22:58
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 322 Thanos5150 14-Oct-19 17:20
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 309 Open mind 14-Oct-19 17:43
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 291 Warwick 14-Oct-19 18:02
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 377 Martin Stower 14-Oct-19 18:21
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 318 Warwick 14-Oct-19 18:41
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 333 Martin Stower 15-Oct-19 15:49
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 335 Thanos5150 15-Oct-19 00:49
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 301 Open mind 15-Oct-19 15:27
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 332 Martin Stower 15-Oct-19 15:53
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 300 Open mind 15-Oct-19 16:48
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 346 Martin Stower 15-Oct-19 17:54
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 299 Open mind 16-Oct-19 00:09
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 315 Martin Stower 16-Oct-19 10:37
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 295 Open mind 16-Oct-19 14:18
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 310 Warwick 16-Oct-19 17:08
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 304 Merrell 14-Oct-19 22:37
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 321 LonelyAngel 13-Oct-19 19:09
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 348 Martin Stower 14-Oct-19 14:26
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 318 Trevorjjj 16-Oct-19 04:09
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 423 Merrell 16-Oct-19 08:12
Re: Khufu and the Great Pyramid 332 Martin Stower 16-Oct-19 10:40
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Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 325 Trevorjjj 11-Oct-19 02:47
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Re: The Grand Gallery Relieving Chambers[?] 349 Dr. Troglodyte 11-Oct-19 18:27
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