> Steve, you and Audrey raise some excellent points.
> I continue to think the following is quite
> 1. The builders needed to meet the challenge
> of finding a construction site that provided
> proper foundation including the following
> a. the perimeter of the pyramid’s
> foundation must be as level as possible.
Are you saying the only reason they chose that site was because it had a fairly level foundation of bedrock? But supposedly G1 was built atop a mound, that wouldn't be very level.
> b. foundation must have enough area to allow
> prestaging outside the construction perimeter.
Do you mean staging? An area where materials are stored, made ready for use.
> e. the location must provide a path for a linear
> causeway at a 4.6 degree incline.
Why must it? Why must it be 4.6 deg?
> f. the location should be as close to the river as
If you presume that stone was floated up the river. Without this presumption, being 340' from a river wouldn't be necessary.
> 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.
The "shelf" would have been cleared, bulldozed. There are buildings all the way to the foot of the cliff.
> 3. Any segment of causeway found in the valley is
> the result of subsequent adaption cultures
> applying their own belief system.
Par for the course, I can find no info on what they found that they claim to be part of the causeway. But it's interesting that whatever they found was 33' below a house.
> 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.
A big HERE HERE on that one
> 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.
How do you know? Where are they? I see 3 main access roads leading directly to the building sites, which makes sense. Plenty of roads? Coming in from the desert west of the pyramids? There's a city buried in sand there? Or coming from the north, over the cliff, which would have been the Nile according to you guys. No roads needed from the north then. Or is there a city buried in sand to the south? Just where would these roads have come in from? They would have needed 'main' roads to transport supplies and manpower. Roads that led directly to the sites. If they were floating everything up river, the roads would lead from river to site, eastward. Don't underestimate the amount of traffic on this size of construction. There would have been continuous heavy traffic.
> 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.
Since we don't know when they were built, we can't be sure of the state of the Nile at the time. For all we know the Fayum could have extended to the Giza Plateau.
There is water erosion on the plateau, did that happen before or after the Nile was 50' higher than now?