> I do wonder if these boat pits are contemporary
> with the same period of the building of G1 , first
> off their differing quality of excavation is
> striking , which implies different time periods
> by whoever put them there.
There are 35 boat pits at Giza in all so it is likely they are not all from the same period which regardless at the very least many probably date to the 5th-6th Dynasties anyways.
> This Pit on the South side is the best in terms of
> quality of excavation and design.
This is also the pit that has by far the largest and most sophisticated boat ever found in the OK or before.
> Then you have these type on G1's East side, very
> crudely hacked out in their excavation .
It is possible these were once faced with blocks or bricks.
> The other thing about those on the East side is
> that if the Basalt paving was covering the full
> length of that side out to its width then the
> Basalt had already been removed when the Pits were
> put in , or they pulled up the basalt paving to
> dig out those pits.
According to Petrie from what I can tell this would not have been the case:HERE
Interesting thought, but also note the proximity of the pavement to one of the satellite pyramids. Cutting it pretty close.
> So can we be so sure these boat pits are all of
> the same time period , or are they later additions
> by others ?
But therein lies the Kobayashi Maru presented in the OP does it not? According to fresh thinking they MUST be "later additions" because wood and metal could not survive the tens of thousands of years required to make the LC disappear. But on the other hand, FT also tells us the AE of the OK could not possibly quarry, cut, move, and carefully place dozens if not hundreds of 15-20 ton blocks. Problem is that the boats and cartouches found of both Djedefre and Khufu clearly from the OK were found hermetically sealed under dozens of such blocks the AE according to FT could not cut and move in the first place. We are left with no other possibility than the AE of the OK could in fact cut and move megalithic blocks which means this would be the standard of the least they were capable of.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04-Sep-16 18:27 by Thanos5150.