> objects inside the tomb near the royal mummy?
> Why are some boat pits lined with blocks while others are simply recesses into bedrock?
> Why is the southern boat pit on the east side so big -- 51.5m long, 7m wide at midpoint, and 8m deep? Are there any
> signs of column footings in the base of the pit? If not, it doesn't seem likely that it was once covered by such long
> beams of limestone over such a wide cavity.
> Some of the wooden planks exhibit what looks like signs of having been used before being entombed.
The majority of questions are "Why". Why bury. One answer to consider is, that these "Boats" were instrumental in the building of the Pyramid. Why so many pits. Why some rectangle , and other are not?
If you wanted to be the greatest Pharaoh of all, and your Pyramid currently was the largest of all, you would want to maintain that. You need to hide, and destroy the means by which you built your monument. Obviously, you would recognize that an expanding population of labor, would work against your desire to obtain that objective. So what do you do? You can't destroy the knowledge, or can you?
1. Forbid any painting of construction methods you developed.
2. Bury your methods and the tools associated. Including your barges and/or boats.
3. Execute your engineers once completed.
4. Burn all other evidence.
There is no evidence the Pharaoh helped his Son(s), out build him. How many Pyramids were started by a Son, before
the passing of their Father? Did the reigning Son open the pits, and remove the contents, to gain knowledge? He is likely the only one, with the labor force and ability, too remove those large stones covering the pits. A farmer and his donkey, is not able to do it.
Why, are the pits with the Fathers boat(s) intact, while the other Barge pits are all empty? What was in them, that was so important, they needed to reclaim them?