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Hello MDaines; you wrote: ”The three oblong boat pits that lie to the east of the Great Pyramid don’t appear to be of the same manufacture as the others, possibly with a different time frame...?

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Has anyone looked into the importance that those pits and their position might have had - perhaps from the point of view of measurement - in relation to the pyramid(s)? Has anyone attempted to relate, decode, understand them, or know if there any writings that include mention of them?”

This Topic is far more complex than it may appear; where to begin?

There are approximately 70-80 [?] known pits (mud-brick and/or stone) associated with burials; fifteen (15), or sixteen (16) of these are located at the Giza Complex. The orientations of the various finds fluctuate from the cardinal points to numerous relative bearings.



Khasekhemwy (Shunet el Zebib) Boat Pits - Umm El Qa'ab/Abydos




Boat Grave Section



Boat and human burial associations, related to ‘proto-pyramid’ mastabas, are known from the First Dynasty. Initially, the “pits” were fashioned from mud bricks following the profile of the vessel, which were filled with bricks and sand, then mounded over.

There are five (5) “oblong boat pits that lie to the east of the Great Pyramid”, plus the two (2) rectangular pits to the south. As to their age, likely [?] contemporary with G1’s construction given their relationships to the Causeway, Khufu’s Pyramid and Mortuary Temple, Queen Hetepheres I’s Pyramid (G1a), and the Ka Pyramid (G1d); the two (2) southern pits would reasonably have been sealed shortly after Khufu’s internment.

Additionally, Khafre’s Giza complex also has seven rock cut pits, Queen Khentkaus I's complex contains one (1), possibly two (2) pits. No boat pits are known to be associated with Menkaure; however, Djedefre has one (1) at Abu Rawash.

Images Source: ”Boat Graves and Pyramid Origins”, David O’Connor, Expedition Magazine 33.3, 1991



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The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 3840 MDaines 22-Feb-19 09:52
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 690 Thanos5150 22-Feb-19 16:15
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 534 MDaines 23-Feb-19 18:01
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 525 Thanos5150 24-Feb-19 03:06
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 495 Eddie Larry 22-Feb-19 18:39
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 530 cladking 22-Feb-19 20:12
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 510 MDaines 23-Feb-19 07:40
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 449 cladking 23-Feb-19 14:28
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 476 MDaines 23-Feb-19 15:23
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 399 cladking 02-Mar-19 16:31
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 441 Eddie Larry 23-Feb-19 16:24
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 443 Spiros 25-Feb-19 00:41
On the subject of Zechariah Sitchin 523 MDaines 25-Feb-19 14:49
Re: On the subject of Zechariah Sitchin 413 Spiros 04-Mar-19 01:11
The Exalted Sumero-Greek EN 423 MDaines 04-Mar-19 18:24
A Big Ask 496 Dr. Troglodyte 26-Feb-19 01:27
Re: A Big Ask 414 MDaines 26-Feb-19 14:25
Re: A Big Ask 509 Dr. Troglodyte 26-Feb-19 17:14
Re: A Big Ask 395 MDaines 26-Feb-19 19:30
Re: A Big Ask 401 Barbelo 26-Feb-19 20:23
Re: A Big Ask 415 MDaines 27-Feb-19 12:13
Re: A Big Ask 348 Barbelo 27-Feb-19 20:28
Re: A Big Ask 364 MDaines 28-Feb-19 14:05
Re: A Big Ask 385 Barbelo 28-Feb-19 19:59
Re: A Big Ask 429 Thanos5150 01-Mar-19 00:46
Re: A Big Ask 397 Barbelo 01-Mar-19 01:19
Re: A Big Ask 438 Thanos5150 01-Mar-19 05:20
Re: A Weird Ask 441 Barbelo 01-Mar-19 11:13
Re: A Weird Ask 462 Thanos5150 02-Mar-19 05:12
Re: A Weird Ask 594 Barbelo 02-Mar-19 07:06
Re: A Big Ask 422 MDaines 01-Mar-19 18:35
Re: A Big Ask 384 Barbelo 01-Mar-19 21:42
Re: A Big Ask 417 Thanos5150 28-Feb-19 03:33
Re: A Big Ask 391 Thanos5150 28-Feb-19 17:11
Re: A Big Ask 391 MDaines 28-Feb-19 18:08
Heliopolis 541 Barbelo 28-Feb-19 20:18
Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 479 Dr. Troglodyte 04-Mar-19 23:56
Re: Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 426 MDaines 10-Mar-19 14:41
Re: Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 411 Dr. Troglodyte 12-Mar-19 00:17
Re: Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 375 MDaines 15-Mar-19 07:17
Re: Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 472 Dr. Troglodyte 15-Mar-19 16:41
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 503 molder 26-Feb-19 21:23
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 432 MDaines 27-Feb-19 12:06
Three Wise Men 429 MDaines 02-Mar-19 15:31
Re: Three Wise Men 403 Thanos5150 02-Mar-19 17:05
Harran and the Sabians 496 MDaines 03-Mar-19 08:33
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Re: Harran and the Sabians 363 Thanos5150 07-Mar-19 02:09
Re: Harran and the Sabians 395 MDaines 07-Mar-19 08:20
On the subject of Ebla and the Feather of Truth 388 MDaines 08-Mar-19 08:57
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 455 Broker 14-Mar-19 03:25
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 371 MDaines 17-Mar-19 09:11
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 379 SandyJesse 18-Apr-19 04:33
Celestial navigation and the ship 363 MDaines 23-Apr-19 07:21
Re: Celestial navigation and the ship 367 SandyJesse 25-Apr-19 01:50
Re: Celestial navigation and the ship 420 SandyJesse 30-Apr-19 05:16
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 352 seasmith 03-May-19 22:24
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 322 MDaines 04-May-19 08:28
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 409 seasmith 05-May-19 01:39
BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 395 MDaines 09-May-19 09:46
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 371 SandyJesse 12-May-19 09:58
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 321 MDaines 12-May-19 10:22
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 319 SandyJesse 14-May-19 05:21
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 297 MDaines 14-May-19 07:46
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 327 SandyJesse 16-May-19 03:19
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 292 drew 15-May-19 01:21
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 278 Barbelo 15-May-19 10:48
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 327 drew 15-May-19 23:59
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 287 Barbelo 16-May-19 01:45
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 264 drew 18-Jun-19 02:15
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 258 Barbelo 18-Jun-19 02:43
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 311 hendrik dirker 18-Jun-19 06:59
movement of Sun along horizon 263 hendrik dirker 19-Jun-19 16:23
Solstice & the epoch1250 BC 498 hendrik dirker 20-Jun-19 07:02
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 282 MDaines 15-May-19 11:00
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 340 Horatech 15-May-19 12:10
To Easter Island? 300 MDaines 15-May-19 18:10
Re: To Easter Island? 318 Horatech 16-May-19 06:56
Re: To Easter Island? 319 Horatech 16-May-19 23:48
Re: To Easter Island? 360 Horatech 17-May-19 06:25
Re: To Easter Island? 279 Barbelo 17-May-19 10:53
Re: To Easter Island? 308 MDaines 17-May-19 11:41
What A Shame 299 Barbelo 17-May-19 21:14
Re: What A Shame 309 MDaines 18-May-19 07:57
Great Circles and Small Circles 605 Dr. Troglodyte 18-May-19 17:34
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 330 MDaines 18-May-19 19:09
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 295 Dr. Troglodyte 19-May-19 17:07
Going Round in Circles and then to Easter Island? 337 MDaines 19-May-19 18:10
Re: Going Round in Circles and then to Easter Island? 353 Horatech 25-May-19 10:53
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 330 Horatech 20-May-19 07:33
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 312 Horatech 21-May-19 09:52
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 363 Dr. Troglodyte 21-May-19 18:30
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 345 MDaines 23-May-19 07:51
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 339 Horatech 23-May-19 10:48
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 307 MDaines 23-May-19 17:07
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 345 Horatech 24-May-19 08:12
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 335 Dr. Troglodyte 23-May-19 16:05
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 328 MDaines 23-May-19 17:05
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 350 Dr. Troglodyte 23-May-19 17:31
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 386 Horatech 27-May-19 10:30
Re: What A Shame 295 Barbelo 19-May-19 20:48
Re: To Easter Island? 320 Horatech 18-May-19 09:28
Re: To Easter Island? 272 Eddie Larry 17-May-19 15:11
Re: To Easter Island? 316 Horatech 18-May-19 14:58
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 312 drew 15-May-19 23:57
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 311 MDaines 16-May-19 06:14
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 307 drew 16-May-19 06:42
ps 267 drew 16-May-19 07:22
Re: ps 280 Barbelo 16-May-19 11:11
Re: ps 294 MDaines 16-May-19 12:10
Re: ps 326 Thanos5150 16-May-19 16:06
Re: ps 314 Barbelo 16-May-19 21:00
Sometimes I go the long way round… 336 drew 17-May-19 00:59


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