I am assuming most of the stone came out of the main quarry just south of G1 and the Sphinx Quarry just to the east of that. These are the quarries identified but never studied by Egyptologists.
The bottom of the quarry slopes slightly upwards to the north toward what would later become the Khafre causeway. Massive amounts of limestone, sand, tafla (desert clay), and gypsum debris now fill the center of the quarry. Lehner speculates this material might be remnants of the pyramid construction ramps, which the workers removed and dumped back into the quarry to fill it at the end of the project.
Steve, the word for ramp is st3 which is three coiled ropes. This word is also used for dragging. Cladking is ill-informed.
Clearly ramps were used up to a certain course level. The archaeological evidence is solid. Heck you can see a ramp out of the quarry so obviously stones were dragged up on it.
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