> 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
> As I have mentioned before, those granite stones at the base of
> Kafre look to be additions and not original. How could they
> dovetail in with the remaining integrated blocks at the top?
> This could be an aborted attempt attempt to reclad Kafre a la
To kick it around again, I would disagree. Other than being granite, even more difficult, the casing stones at the base are no different than G1.
As can be seen by the one above still in situ. The others were chopped up presumably by the Arabs. You can see on that block where they started and gave up.
The finished product:
The were picked out of the rubble and placed back there in modern times.
As I argued in your Pyramid puzzle thread, the casing stones at the top of G2 are in line with the unfinished stones with the bottom 2/3.
The indented section directly below the top casing stones suggest the top 1/3 was prepped then built back up from the top down shaving them flat as they went, but for whatever reason work was never finished. WE can clearly see the indented area is not only indented, but is considerably more uniform than the bottom 2/3.
Cladding placed by the mantle method at the bottom would have been considerably wider the core casing method seen at the top. I suggest the intention was to do this the whole way down and get rid of the granite altogether so it would be flush, but it was never completed. The work of later restorers.
> Senefru supposedly constructed three pyramids. Why didn't he
> choose Giza? Maybe Giza was already occupied.
I think there were older core structures at those pyramids as well, another story. But to say Sneferu did convert these to pyramids, it appears he had a choice to make between Dashur and Giza and he chose the former.
> Kafre appears to
> have been purposefully built at that exact location. If simply
> funereal there would have been no reason to excavate to the
> extent they did, prior to construction. Khufu didn't build
> beside Senefru because of some father/son bond.
> I had another look at that thread, "The Pyramid Puzzle." Pretty
> well sums up my thoughts. And.....it heralded the arrival of
> the fresh thinkers.There have been a lot of wasted neurons and
> gigabytes since then.
But thank you for indulging this thread. Hopefully others will find it equally as worthwhile as those other threads. Some of the best IMO.
See what you did?
My neurons are so fried by all this fresh thinking they have been reclassified as morons.
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