> Hi MJT,
> Obviously you do not agree with my position outlined in the OP,
> but if you can step outside your comfort zone and evaluate my
> ideas I would appreciate it. Regardless of who built them or
> when, I think these things warrant explanation and must be
> accounted for regardless.
There is no doubt in my mind that the location of G1 (Khufu?) was determined by the Grotto (which became a part of the Well Shaft).
However, this does not mean that therefore G1 (Khufu?) was the first pyramid to be built on the Giza Plateau.
My take on G2 (Khafre?) is pure speculation; so, too, is my take on G3 (Menkaure?).
I’m not too struck with G2 and sibling ego, but I do like G3 and Orion.
I don’t know whether the stonework can tell us the sequence of the building of these three pyramids, but this is down to my not being very aware of the subject-matter.
I do wonder if these pyramids were constructed in the same order as they were planned.
I seriously doubt that these three pyramids were created completely independent of each other.
I think it possible that as work on pyramid A neared completion work started on pyramid B, and as B neared completion work started on pyramid C.
Re this overlapping, I recommend a reading of the late Christine El Mahdy’s ‘The Pyramid Builder: Cheops , The Man Behind The Great Pyramid’ 2003.
Christine hypothesised a pyramid building industry – an idea I find rather appealing.
A general problem (a hiccup, as I see it) with all these things is Abu Roash (Djedfre?).
If it were left to me, then I would have Abu Roash post-dating G1, G2 and G3.
I doubt all this will be of much help to you (mainly because of my lack of knowledge and understanding of the constructions’ stonework), but working it out has been an interesting exercise for me.
I intend to re-read and hopefully get to understand at least some of your views on the stonework.
So few answers - and not one of them mine.