> You just doubted the mortuary temples were used in
> a mortuary function. I describe an example of how
> we know they were, and you move the posts again to
> some other angle.
No. Not at all.
What you actually said in response to the question about there being any evidence that the mason's shop on the east side of the great pyramids was actually a "mortuary temple" was;
Sneferu's mortuary cult continued into the Middle Kingdom and is very well recorded.
This couldn't be less relevant. First of all it's anachronistic and simply assumes that this practice was continuous. It also doesn't establish that the mason's shop was ever used for anything other than cutting stones as the physical evidence and the actual cultural evidence suggests.
Perhaps my response was a little flippant and could be interpreted as being rude but all your statement really establishes is that Snefuru is probably dead and events took place around this fact a thousand years later. It has no bearing on the pyramid being a tomb or in understanding its function or the reasons and means it was built.
It's not even clear evidence that Snefuru was buried anywhere at all. Merely that he was still honored after his disappearance.
I'm well aware that there are reasons Egyptologists believe what they do but many people look at all the same evidence and see that it fits together in other ways. I can certainly imagine the great pyramid builders having a good chuckle at infrastructure being mistaken for holy sites and Egyptologists mistaking ideas from thousands of years later as the beliefs of the builders.
As I've asked many times "Where were the stones cut if not in the building east of the pyramid?". And, "If the Great Saw Palace wasn't east of the great pyramids then where was it?".
Egyptologists should be answering these questions but instead they are parsing the PT and doing anything but actual science. Even though I "know" these structures were the mason's shops the first thing I'd do is prove it. I wouldn't look in later literature and then just assume that nothing ever changed.
To my knowledge there is no direct evidence any "mortuary temple" on any great pyramid was used for funerary purposes. I seem to recall some good circumstantial evidence but this might have been one of the later little tiny imitation pyramids. Egyptology suggests they have a mountain of evidence but the reality is that it's a mountain of assumption and opinion. The reality is likely that these were mason's shops.