> Hi Phil.
> you wrote
> Running the risk of exposing my ignorance in traditional
> Egyptology even further, who came up with the concept of the
> "Horus name", and why?
> Well there are some here who could give a much better answer to
> that than i.
> My ignorance far outways yours and most here on that subject .
And I apologize for questioning what I assume is a basic tenet, but after just about every basic tenet regarding the Old Kingdom and G1 seems to be falling like a house of cards, I can't help but double back and challenge much of what had been presumed fact.
The truth is, many traditionally held principles turn out to be simple presumption and mere self-consistent hypothesis with little basis in the physical evidence, engineering or logic. Examples are the massive amount of dynastic masonry (70% of the total erected throughout the dynastic periods, according to Lehner) alleged to have been constructed already by the end of the 4th Dynasty, the lore that the pyramids were designed to be tombs and that the passages housed a royal funerary procession, the illogical story of al Mamoun, and the notion that the granite plugs in G1 were designed as a security mechanism, among many others. Different discussion.