> Gosh thanks Lee. Ace answer!
> I really enjoyed reading about the various
> discoveries by Montet & was interested to read;
> 'The presence of Old Kingdom tombs between the
> Early Dynastic mastabas shows that the cemetery
> was reused at least during Dynasty 4.'
> clearly there was a lot going on.
Yes, very interesting. A lot of pre-4th Dynasty activity at Giza.
> Also a good and telling quote which I think
> hopefully bodes well for your studies;
> 'In short, the cemetery site of Abu Rawash has
> not been fully investigated, it has been ignored
> in modern publications, and for all intents and
> purposes it has been forgotten. This is an
> unacceptable situation when we consider the
> archaeological potential of the site'
> -Hopefully this will be remedied and much more
> will be brought to light?
> '..........the Abu Rawash plateau is still
> generally unknown. '
Djedefe it seems knew quite a bit about it....
> And look at all the various ceramics and
> knick-knacks and what have you, that have been
> found there too!
> The Map of the Memphite region with the main
> Predynastic and Early Dynastic sites (from Jones
> 1996: 252, fig. 1). In the T &S 2011 makes one
> realize how they were all laid out and how
> connected they will have been. Fascinating.
> The topography shows ideal for observatories too.
> Which follows your thoughts.
> thanks again Lee for taking time to answer in
> this substantual manner.
> I shall try keep track and if I can think of
> anything, or more likely ask something, I shall do
You are welcome James. Thank you for your interest and please do.