Loveritas: Perhaps, G1 and G2 were constructed contemporaneously.
Thanos5150: I agree in principle and have suggested these were national projects and not those of individual pharaohs for individual pharaohs. I would extend this further to Dahshur and Meidum.
The following extract is from ‘The Pyramid Builder. Cheops, the Man behind the Great Pyramid’ by the Egyptologist Christine El Mardy, published in 2003. (Note: I broached this subject earlier in this thread)
‘There was a pyramid-building industry, permanently employed on several sites at once, each at a different stage of construction. Men and equipment could be moved from site to site as needed. If a new pyramid was laid out, more men would be drafted on to the site from one nearing completion.’
IMO, Christine’s book is essential reading for anybody interested in the pyramids in general and the Great Pyramid in particular.
Strangely, there are a number of errors in this book (for example: ‘the real entrance . . . is still blocked with ancient stone, and impassable’; ‘Where the Descending Passage struck through the limestone it was lined with granite slabs brought from Aswan’; ‘The walls here [the Grand Gallery - MJT] are polished granite. . .’).
However, these and other minor (as I see them) errors do not, IMO, undermine her hypothesis as a whole.
Sadly, Christine is no longer with us (she died in 2008), so it is not possible to query these errors with her (I recently discovered that she lived only a few miles from me).
I don’t know what current mainstream Egyptology thinks of Christine’s hypothesis, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it rejected it entirely.
Please see Jon’s response to my previous post on this – he, too, mentions the orthodox Egyptologists ‘royal succession’ hypothesis; something I plan to touch on later.
Regards to all,
So few answers - and not one of them mine.