Date: March 17, 2020 05:33PM
"Anyway, back to water. Any congregation of water that stays for a time will attract plant life or those who grow plants there, that's just natural. When the Nile isn't in flood, it is where compared to the plateau? How far do folk have to travel to get water? With anywhere between 20,000 and 100,000 folk on site every day, how many more are used to bring water up to their needs every day? You are better to have storage areas on higher ground, aren't you?"
Poorhotep was a misogynist...the women were the water bearers for the crew. on the body of the Pyramid. Most were in the quarries where one could expect some welling of water perhaps, and/or in between ( whether pushing pulling hauling or levitating is that other topic that shall not be named).
The water is believed to have lapped at the foot of the Temples at the foot of the Causeways. whether directly or via channeling.
You bring up a good point. We all know the Nile floods, bringing with it silt. Making the water undrinkable. They would have needed another source of water. So that leaves Water Wells and Steams of some measure. Otherwise, the building project would need to come to a halt. Storing water back then, with the possibility of bacteria, seems like the last choice. I suspect the ground water level is not that deep.
I feel we have answered the water issue as well as one can. I am try to generate new accurate terrain maps, without much success. I may need to change the software. Looking more and more at the very large depressions up stream 6 miles, alongside the Nile. From what I can tell so far, the ground is relatively the same height, as the Giza Plateau. If the Nile hydraulically was pushing water up into that void, it would qualify as another possibility.