It is factually correct that scholars advanced in the study of Egyptology are not necessarily in agreement on the idea that the Re/Horus concept was original to the Old Kingdom. If you hunt around, you will find scholars who are of the view that the Re/Horus concept had been inherited by the Old Kingdom. Therefore, the glyphs relevant to these concepts would also have been inherited by the Old Kingdom.
The Fabulous Flying Snefru's : )
wiki: Foreign Relations
To enable Sneferu to undertake such massive building projects, he would have to secure an extensive store of resources. According to Guillemette Andreu, this is where the king’s foreign policy played a large part. Sneferu’s conquests into Libya and Nubia served a twofold nature; the first goal was to establish an extensive labour force, and the second goal was to gain access to the raw materials and special products that were available in these countries. This is alluded to in the Palermo Stone:
“[Reign of] Sneferu. Year ...
The building of Tuataua ships of mer wood
of a hundred capacity, and 60 royal boats of sixteen capacity.
Raid in the Land of the Blacks, and the bringing in of seven thousand
prisoners, men and women, and twenty thousand cattle, sheep, and
The bringing of forty ships of cedar wood (or perhaps "laden with cedar
According to this inscription, Sneferu was able to capture large numbers of people from other nations, make them his prisoners and then integrate them into his labour force. During his raids into Nubia and Libya, he also captured their cattle for the sustenance of his massive labour force. Such incursions must have been incredibly devastating to the populations of the raided countries, and it is suggested that the campaigns into Nubia may have contributed to the dissemination of the A group culture of that region. Sneferu's military efforts in Libya led to the capture of 11,000 prisoners and 13,100 head of cattle. Aside from the extensive import of cedar (most likely from Lebanon) described above, there is evidence of activity in the turquoise mines on the Sinai Peninsula. There would also have been large-scale quarrying projects to provide Sneferu with the stone he needed for his pyramids.[end]
So then,....this guy is like Saddam Hussein looting Kuwait,....except bigger.
He builds 3 pyramids in like 24 years?
Has a shock invasion army,
Has a merchant navy to haul timber from Lebanon?
The more I see of this guy,
the more I think ,
He too adopted ancient extant pyramids !
Tura limestone was used as casing stone to cover the pyramid. Though some casing still remains, most has been removed. However, about every twentieth casing stone discovered had inscriptions on the back sides. Some were inscribed with the cartouche of Snefru while others had inscriptions in red paint naming the various work crews, such as the "Green Gang" or the "Western Gang". **Snefru's cartouche was an important discovery, particularly .....**since there are no identifying inscriptions within the pyramid. **
I'm thinking these great wonders were extant for long time into arcadia,
and were ravaged by the Global flood,
Various Pharoahs/Kings undertook renovations,
they re-cased the damaged pyramids.