First, you need to understand, a Water Funicular does not require a lower middle section to work. It has no bearing on it at all.
>Again, you do not seem to understand what you are looking at is largely the product of modern restoration for tourists:
>Again, these "platforms" you think are there are not "platforms". They are walls that were roofed and did not extend the length of the causeway nor did this "lower middle section".
So they fabricated the causeway based on no evidence, for the tourists. The restoration was not based on understanding, the stone which remained.
>They are walls that were roofed and did not extend the length of the causeway nor did this "lower middle section".
So, no Causeway for moving stones? What you are referring to, ( a roof) is work performed after the Causeway, was no longer required for building the Pyramid.
I do not agree with anything you said. Believe what you want.
This makes for better reading...
95 . p 128. The Granite Temple stands near the Sphinx, at the foot of the hill of Gizeh; and is directly connected with the Second Pyramid, by means of a causeway which leads from its entrance, straight up to the entrance of the temple of that Pyramid.
This causeway was a grand work, about 15 feet wide and over quarter of a mile long. The rock has been uniformly cut down to a sloping bed, on which has been laid apparently two layers of fine white limestone. The rock looks at first as if it were all masonry, owing to every stone that was placed on it having been more or less let into its surface, just like the building of the Pyramid courses one on the other. All the paving has been torn up, and only a few blocks are left lying about : these have a shallow drain cut in them, apparently on the upper side of the lower layer of paving. This causeway was only discovered two or three years ago; though Professor Smyth, as far back as 1865, had mentioned that the entrance of the Granite Temple pointed to the Second Pyramid, and had thence argued for a connection between them.
The direction selected for this causeway is not due E. from the temple of the Second Pyramid ; and it is therefore not square with the Pyramids, nor with the Granite Temple, which is similarly oriented. For this divergence from the nearly universal orientation of other constructions here, there seems good reason in the fact of a very suitable ridge of rock running in this direction, with a sharp fall away on each side of it. Hence, unless an enormous mass of masonry had been built up, to fill a valley that runs due E. of the Second Pyramid, there was no means of making the causeway square with the other constructions. This causeway may have been regarded as a Via Sacra ; for on both sides of it the rock is closely perforated with the large shafts of rock tombs, over which chapels were probably built, bordering the causeway.
The two temples which this causeway connects---the upper one, in front of the Second Pyramid, and the lower one, or Granite Temple---are closely alike in their character; and the temple of the Third Pyramid seems to have been similar to them. Both of them were built with a core of megalithic blocks of limestone, ranging in their weight to over a hundred tons each; and these p 129 were cased over by massive blocks of granite or of alabaster. The upper temple has been far more destroyed than the lower; only a few blocks of its polished granite remain, and its ruins are half buried in heaps of chips of alabaster,* limestone, and granite. It had a sloping ascent, like the lower temple, probably to a court over the roof of its chambers; and innumerable fragments of polished diorite statues, beside alabaster vases and inscribed ornaments, are mixed together in the rubbish, evidently derived from the destruction of statues like those of Khafra, which were found dashed into the well in the lower temple.