> No. G2 I have explained why I think this, but G1 has issues for
> me as well. Every single casing stone is missing from all 4
> sides except for a few at the very base. Earthquake, pillaging,
> or whatever-this is pretty tough to swallow considering how
> difficult they were to be moved. There were supposedly 144,000
> casing stones with an average weight of 15 tons each, with some
> upwards of 20 tons. All perfectly cut and placed to optical
> precision over the entire surface:
I didn't realize they were 15 tons, that affects the overall picture quite a bit. Petrie talked of how they were almost impossible to remove. It's curious that the remaining stones are almost dead center on each side. Considering their position and difficulty in removing, I'm wondering if what remains are the only stones originally there. If there was casing all along the base, it would mean the stones that remain were more difficult to remove. There must be a reason they made these centered stones permanent. See here for a diagram showing location of remaining stones. It's a nice diagram
> And if they fell or were dropped, tens of thousands of 15 ton
> stones, they would literally have the impact of bombs. The
> disaster would be catastrophic yet where is the damage?
That's a good question. Wouldn't they shatter as they hit other stones on their way down? What good would they be broken in pieces.