> SC: I am inclined to agree with you. However, IF orthodoxy
> continues to hold onto the single, long ramp theory then
> clearly the most obvious place to extend such a ramp would be
> to the west of G1 since there were natural obstacles on the
> other flanks (the escarpment, the Nile and in the south the
> quarries). But if Khufu instructed the western cemetery to be
> built 7 years into his reign then he would have had to take
> down the ramp long before his pyramid was completed.
> Or perhaps what this actually might indicate is that G1 was
> infact extant BEFORE Khufu?? Why else would Khufu build the
> western cemetery if the GP was still being built? It must have
> already been complete 7 years into his reign because he closed
> off the only logicall place to have placed a long ramp.
> Bottom line - either the long, single ramp theory is wrong or
> Khufu did not construct the Great Pyramid. I don't think the
> Egyptologists can have this one both ways.
I don't have a strong opinion on most points and will observe as times goes by.
I do have a very strong opinion on the possibility of a long straight ramp. A ramp such as this would be at least eight times as much work as the pyramid and then it would have to be torn down. The volume of this couldn't be hidden anywhere. The cultural effects of this couldn't have been hidden. Nothing about this could be hidden yet it's nowhere in evidence.