<i>Actually, their position on the time line of pyramid evolution is an anomoly. The Giza Three have geometric properties foreign to /\'s before and after. So, I don't agree with them being included in a natural evolution, however I do agree of the time they were built in relation to others. (Evidence: C14 dating; King Lists [multiple]; accounts by later scholars [Greek and other]).</i>
The Bent Pyramid has many anomolies but nobody in the alternative camp singles it out and isolates it from the pack. Why? I agree, each pyramid is a little different then the next but the features included in the GP sit in perfect line with pyramid evolution.
That's from the Bent, not the GP. Look familiar?
<i>Not the best argument to explain why his 'mother' is at Giza, but a nice try. This is purely a guess. Plus, oh what folly it would be to usurp the deeds of robbers by moving a mother's burial place right next to the LARGEST darn monuments on earth. *lol* Yup... "Shhh... no one will notice there's a tomb here!"</i>
It was safer at Giza, at least during Khufu's reign, then it was at Dashour. The tomb of his mother situated beside Khufu's pyramid certainly adds to the contextual evidence attributing the pyramid to Khufu.
<i>True. This - I believe - was reported by Lehner (?). What would really help Ian's understanding (plus mine, yours, and everyone wanting to learn the answers) is if photo's of these could be shown instead of 'well this guy said'. I think that's all we're asking for.</i>
Zahi Hawass, Interview in KMT, Vol. 8, No. 2, Summer 1997, pp. 19-20
<i>I think you made an honest typo there, Peter.:) If his name was plastered all over the inside I'm pretty sure there'd be no argument about who the sole owner was.</i>
No, if his name was plastered all over the inside of the pyramid it would remove it from the evolutionary context in which it sits.
<i>As for context, I can say that the ancient Egyptians were adamant about adding some kind of ornament to their burial sites and centers - indeed, they wrote names in early mastabas, and in practically every ground-based tomb in Egypt before, during, and after Giza - right up to the present. Why leave these few void? Did tomb robbers cut out the walls too, subsequently polishing them to machine-perfect glosses [Eg. KC]? Fine, there could have been plenty of time for every iota tokens removed, but inscriptions are another matter all together. That's being honest about the situation, Peter, and it's easier to admit we're all baffled instead of certain Egyptological historians pronouncing their version as the one and only true rendition.</i>
As I said, the text and reliefs would have been found in the mortuary temple. Not the pyramid.