> Hi Lee, Over time, it became prime real
> estate....Giza eventually became a very crowded
> cemetery, and we have trouble making sense of it
> all due to the remodeling, (re)building directly
> on top of existing, etc.
Of course. I was reffering to the planning stages of G1 which if Khufu were planning out where his funerary boats would be the best and most logical spot would have been to the east in front of his pyramid which is exactly what someone did.
> Great point on boat 'ownership'....I've always
> assumed that (at least) one of the boats buried
> right next to his Pyramid belong to him, (Khufu)
> but we just don't know for sure. The 'pointing
> East' idea does make sense, but the boat pit
> layouts and orientations may simply be the result
> of a lack of space, (or original purpose).
Theoretically, the Giza plateau would have been a "blank canvas" at that point so when planning it out there is no "lack of space", but also the boat pits would not have been an afterthought forcing them to look for space where they could find it after the fact, but rather part of this master plan and their positions in the greater layout afforded accordingly.
> A puzzling gap in the Tradition, no doubt.....my
> little Theory is that each Pyramid has at least
> one Boat Pit, (w/ boat), but current evidence
> doesn't support this to well. (Maybe we haven't
> found them yet.) And relates to above.
I need to research this further, but you would think this would have been the norm. If in fact this gap does exist, I find it very interesting as to what it meant to return to the "old ways" as it were. I have some other thoughts on this if it pans out.
> I do believe each pyramid was built for one
> pharaoh, (respectfully disagree).
Apparently Sneferu had multiple personalities :)