> Hi Thanos5150,
> That's right. When Greaves came to Giza, at least 20+ courses
> of Menkaure were covered by sand.
And if these blocks were known to the Arabs they wouldn't be there anymore. Easy pickins.
> The job of stone removal was a difficult one (Menkaure
> abandoned because it was just too hard.)
Was it too hard? Whoever it was didn't have any problem facing and pillaring the Valley Temple with 60 tons slabs of perfectly cut granite. Other speculations are, if Menkaure, he died/ran out of money leaving the work incomplete. Not so sure....
> That granite at the base of Kafre. Maybe some courses against
> the bedrock and higher were faced with granite.
The casing stones are there, question is how high did they go.