> Hi Lee .
> I think your right to include the other hieroglyphs into the
> discussion as if one accepts the quarry guys marked the top
> chamber, then surely they would have been around to mark the
> preceding chambers, and it does seem strange that no one can
> find any published interpretations of these other Hieroglyphs,
> as there could only be weeks between constructing one chamber
> to the next.
It is quite strange to me how little attention the rest of the hieroglyphs get. You would have thought in the last 100+ years a project would have been completed by modern Egyptologists to accurately catalogue each of them but they don't seem interested. Even when they were "discovered" there was some controversy over them that doesn't seem to have ever been resolved, just eventually forgotten and accepted.
> But just a little on the use of the cartouche, and as we are
> led to believe those curved cartouches came into use during the
> 4th dynasty, so i was wondering why a third dynasty cartouche
> was used to put Khufus Horus name in.
> 3rd Dynasty Khufu cartouche ?
> Sources contemporary to Khufu's time give three key pieces of
> information: One of them was found at the Dakhla Oasis in the
> Libyan Desert. Khufu's serekh name is carved in a rock
> inscription reporting the "Mefat-travelling in the year after
> the 13th cattle count under Hor-Medjedu".
The use of the cartouche began in the 3rd Dynasty gaining wide use towards the end of the 4th Dynasty. Long before this time and after the serekh was used as well.