There is so much that can be said about your OP but......
PLEASE ALLOW ME TO... perhaps?...RELIEVE SOME OF YOUR AND lOVERITAS (AND ORIGYPTIAN)
AND OTHERS FRUSTRATION BY ASKING ALL INTERESTED TO READ THE MUCH EARLIER 2013 THREAD
WHICH YOU KINDLY LINK!
It is well worth reading it ALL first.
>> What we can see is that G2's mortuary temple is no different
> than the Valley and Sphinx Temples, as a group unique unto
> themselves, and was built on a section of the plateau that was
> leveled for at least the construction of the foundation stepped
> platform of G2 and the temple itself, ergo they must all date
> to the same time. If, as I believe among many others, the
> Sphinx and associated temples are the oldest structures on the
> plateau, clearly older than the granite facing that covers some
> of them, then by extension this must also include the stepped
> platform base of G2. This all suggest to me three cultures
> separated in time with 1) the Sphinx Culture 2) the granite
> pyramid building culture (which included Dynastic Egyptians as
> a work force) 3) Old Kingdom Egyptians.
I do not understand why you say "then by extension this must also include the stepped platform base of G2"
Do you mean to say the size and style of the blocks are similar? I think not, because you state earlier that you think
it was left as a remnant of levelling the site? The opposite corner apparently was needed to be raised.
I think you (Thanos) and Lover, and T'Bird, in particular in the other thread quoted make extremely valid cases for a very staged
The pyramids themselves with perhaps the exception of G1? show they likely were originally a smaller
construction and much later development followed in stages.
At this stage all I can offer is anything to do with Old Kingdom Egyptians read eg 3rd and 4th Dynasty
(that is if even the names we associate with that period eg Khufu were even accurately dated which I think is debateable)
were renovators, inheritors, and had nothing to do with building any of it!
The case in point is something you have disguised in this thread (perhaps to check who is reading and following?)
is the ridiculous conundrum re G3 Temple.
Those granite renovations, followed by mud brick renovations, on what Graham Hancock notes in Fingerprints
of the Gods.... was an already eroded structure!
So yes I agree contemporary with likely the Sphinx and the so called "temples"
> "His [Reisner] excavation reveals granite blocks which have
> been contoured to fit around an already existing, badly eroded
> limestone wall."
AND NO ABSOLUTELY NOT ... NO WAY!...did they or would anyone ... cut the granite to match the limestone backing!!!
Either the limestone was cut (most likely) .... or it was limestone concrete/mortar ;-)
Thanos, I have read a lot of what you (and Lover) have posted here over the years.
Critically and as objectively as I can.
You have convinced me of the absolute Mesopotamian influence at some stage in Egypt
but I am far too dumb and lacking knowledge/research to declare whether that came
before or after the Great Pyramids.. the ones with corbelled vaults... were built.
However the technology in evidence indicates to me, done to death re stonework etc
indicates the builders were nothing like the "Antiquarians " describe in culture and likely
are pre catastrophe or catastrophe survivors likely near end of last ice age.
I hope that kicks off some discussion of your most deserving thread and post.
I might have more to say but there is a heck of a lot to think through first.
Sorry about the quarry stuff, I'll read your info, thanks!
However I found that interesting too
Sorry Edit : to add a few clarifying comments
Post Edited (15-Jun-15 20:58)