> charly wrote:
> > Didn't know there was "water catchment device" around G1.
> > Photograph were it can be seen?
> > But, in order for your theory to work, doesn't every site
> > a "great pyramid" need a "water catchment device"?
> This water catchment device is everywhere in the literature,
> the culture, and even the satellite photos. The one for G1 is
> enormous and known by several names such as "the pavement",
> "the basalt pad", and the various "trenches". In the culture
> the Mehet Weret cow sits on a reed mat. In this particular
> case that "mat" was probably not actually under the mehet weret
> but rather on the east side. The mat is apparently also known
> as the basalt pad. The pavement is nearly level and funnels
> water to the trenches where there are two inlets on the eastern
> trench. The purpose of the second inlet can just be ignored
> for right now. The water was funneled to the cliff face where
> it was used in counterweights that pulled stone up from the
> Sphinx quarry. You can see the route of this counterweight run
> near the middle of the photo. At the bottom you can see the
> basalt pad. Just to the NE of the pyramid you can see a line
> of vegitation probably caused by run off or wastewater from the
> palace area. At the bottom is a large tree. The top of this
> line of vegitation and the large tree almost perfectly define
> the original counterweight run for the western cliff face
The only basalt pavement I can see is the floor of Khufu's mortuary temple, the only trenches I see nearby are boat pits.
If I understand correctly you claim that counterweight devices also brought blocks up from the quarries over the cliffs. Ramps could do the trick also, in fact the remains of a stone structure 130 m west of the GP are quite possibly the remains of such a transport ramp.