> Origyptian Wrote:
> > No document or
> > artifact from any designer, mason, architect, or
> > public official attesting to the original
> > construction of any pyramid.
> Yes, there is, as pointed out
> here by Dr.Troglodyte, citingTallet, p. 10.
I don't consider that compelling evidence. The comment by Tallet is pure speculation. Greg Marouard made it very clear to me that this was pure speculation. There is no evidence about the volume of stones, the size of stones, the size of the workforce, or any specific construction project. Tallet even uses the word "probably" without substantiating that contention. The "Horizon of Khufu" may simply be a reference to a project anywhere on the Giza plateau. And "construction" does not mean an original project to build a pyramid from bedrock. It could far more easily be referring to restoration projects, the construction of ancillary structures, etc.
> You objected to this
> on the grounds that, in your view, the term
> "Horizon of Khufu" did not apply to the Great
Well, I said it did not necessarily refer to the Great Pyramid. But yes, I agree with that principle. And it's not just my view, your own quote of Stadelmann seems to indicate he agrees with me (see below).
> Tallet illustrates the relevant extract from the papyrus
> here (1022-3) with the details of the text
> including "Horizon of Khufu."
The papyrus was found in the rubble OUTSIDE of the galleries. It could have been placed there at any time over the past few millennia. This is not evidence of the construction of G1 no matter how you slice it. Tallet's leap to presumption is a bit too grandiose for me (especially in light of Marouard's attempt to temper Tallet's zealous approach). Sorry, but Tallet's evidence is too weak to cross the threshold of veracity.
> The link between Akhet-Khufu and the GP is discussed
> here (105-6) by
Die Pyramidenanlage mit der dazugehörigen
> Stadt und Königsresidenz erhielt den Namen
> Achet-Chufu, „Horizont des Cheops" , wobei wohl
> an den westlichen Horizont, den Ort des
> Unterganges des Sonnengottes, gedacht ist, mit dem
> der König sich noch direkt identifizierte.
> (The pyramid complex, with the city and royal
> residences, was named after the "horizon of the
> Cheops", probably the western horizon, the place
> where the sun was dying, with which the king was
> still directly identified.)
Yes, that's Stadelmann's interpretation. And he openly acknowledges that "Horizon of Khufu" does not specifically refer to G1 itself. Rather, the term encompasses the entire infrastructure up there on the plateau which is exactly my point. Any "construction" project going on at the "Horizon of Khuf" could be adding another layer to the city, new roads to accommodate new expansion, restoring older buildings, adding a wing onto the home of a new official, building a new mastaba, etc. And let's be careful about how literally we want to accept such translations lest we are led off-road by such notions as "the place where the sun was dying".
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04-Jan-17 15:28 by Origyptian.