> Hi John,
> Yea G3 is a bit of a puzzle , they even changed
> their minds on how to build the so called Queens
> Two of them get built in a step like fashion, then
> the third seems to have been built in the same
> manner as the main pyramids.
> I dont know if this is significant, but you see
> how neat and blocky those two Queens pyramids are,
> then take a look at how the internal block work
> looks from inside that gash on G3's North side,
> kinda similar dont you think. its thought this
> internal stonework is indicative of a change in
> the size of G3, now im not so sure about that,
> were they just building in the same fashion as
> those two Queens pyramids.but then again the
> double descending passage says a change of sorts
> took place, hmm its all speculation.
> Getting back to their crazy use of masonry , now
> if you going to build yourself a Mortuary temple,
> you would normaly get your masons and labourers to
> work with manageble weights , say two ton blocks,
> but no not those crazy guys, they decided to use
> blocks weighing over 200 tons, yes thats not a
> typo, a block weighing over 200 tons was used in
> G3's mortuary temple, according to Lehner. Why
> would you want to ?
I've always though that those satellite pyramids simply could have originally been built as prototypes for the purpose of testing various engineering processes before the builders embarked on the real thing. Same thing goes for G1. The satellites seem to progress from very crude and crumbly, to greater precision and durability. In a sense, "trial pyramids".
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06-Mar-17 21:39 by Origyptian.