> Where are these?
They now exist primarily in the historic record. Herodotus described cladding stones with surface areas of 300 ft ^ 2. This implies that he couldn't see the seams even on close inspection. We are left to presume that the cladding atop G2 was damaged by earthquake.
Even if you don't accept a first hand account by an ancient historian the fact still exists that the cladding stones surviving on G1 have "exact" tolerances and are in their original positions. There are cut stones of exacting dimensions visible everywhere and it's not impossible that many more exist that aren't visible other than only those in the air shafts stones. They cut basalt, limestone, granite, and probably sandstone to build G1. They cut it very precisely.
People seem to forget that all we see are the ruins. They forget that what we see is just the fill that went on each step to hold up the cladding stone. This fill (core stones on the steps) was never intended to be seen at all. We don't know what the rest of the inside looks like or how the step sides were constructed. I wouldn't be surprised if there's a lot more tura limestone inside the pyramid and a little more granite. There might be nearly as much inside as there had been outside.
Post Edited (16-Jan-13 21:34)