> Hi Thanos 5150,
> Kafre only exhibits similarities in casing stones at the base.
> I could say, not at the top of Khufu, but as there are no
> casing stones extant, it is mere speculation that the limestone
> casing stones at the base of Khufu were extended to the apex.
> But, if so, any correlation in casing stone methods is
Some rambling thoughts . . .
Diodorus Siculus described the Giza pyramids’ casing stones as, ‘complete and without the least decay’.
On G1 he wrote, ‘… it is built entirely of solid stone, of a different workmanship, but eternal duration; for in the thousands of years said to have elapsed since their construction . . . the stones have not moved from their original position, but the whole remains uninjured.’
Herodotus wrote of G1, ‘It is composed of polished stones and jointed with the greatest exactness.’*
Now, if G1 was missing a substantial number of its casing stones at the times Diodorus Siculus and Herodotus were in Egypt (1st Century B. C. and 5th Century B. C. respectively) wouldn’t these Greek historians have said so?
Then, Herodotus mentions that the GP was built using machines made from planks of wood; machines that in effect lifted stones up one course or step at a time.*
I’m wondering; could it be that Herodotus believed this to be true because he could see some core blocks – the steps for the machines, so to speak - in G1?
*Source: ‘The Complete Pyramid Sourcebook’ by John DeSalvo. Ph.D. 2003.
So few answers - and not one of them mine.