I continue to think the following is quite possible:
- 1. The builders needed to meet the challenge of finding a construction site that provided proper foundation including the following criteria:
- a. the perimeter of the pyramid’s foundation must be as level as possible.
b. foundation must have enough area to allow prestaging outside the construction perimeter.
c. certain residual bedrock at the perimeter could be acceptable if it could be embedded as part of courses of construction.
d. a shallow mound within the construction perimeter could be used as additional resource for mass and stability.
e. the location must provide a path for a linear causeway at a 4.6 degree incline.
f. the location should be as close to the river as possible.
g. regarding the water supply, cladking could be right about siting pyramids at geyser locations along the Nile. (added as edit)
2. At the time of G1 construction, the river level was up at the edge of the plateau. A small part of the cliff may have broken off at the end of the causeway, but not that much or else we'd see a shelf in the valley representing that collapse.
3. Any segment of causeway found in the valley is the result of subsequent adaption cultures applying their own belief system.
4. The surrounding "cemeteries", etc.,on the plateau around the pyramid were largely created after G1 was completed as part of the subsequent funerary belief system.
5. There were plenty of access routes during the construction of G1 and before the cemeteries were constructed. In fact, the cemeteries may have incorporated such previous infrastructure as part of their own design.
6. when the megalithic pyramids were built, Nile inundation wasn’t a problem in the lower Nile since the ancients used the Fayum as a flow regulator and reservoir that was controlled by canals and valves at the Fayum’s hilum adjacent to the Nile.
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 14-Jan-17 03:28 by Origyptian.