Scott Creighton wrote: Keep in mind though that the RVT does not merely propose seed storage - other useful items would have been stored such as tools, containers, linens, medicines, weapons - anything that would be helpful to help 'reboot' the kingdom in the event of its eventual collapse.
With all due respect I find it rather difficult to concur with the RVT, Scott! The chamber dimensions in all of the pyramids do not offer enough cubic footage to justify, as in the case of G1, stacking 6.5 million tons of stone for so little interior cubic footage. Furthermore in the event of a catastrophic happening the immediate need would be for readily edible food, and medical supplies and secondarily seed and tools and other misc goods for long term survival. IMHO since the chambers will not store much in the way of goods, it would seem rather illogical to expend so much effort for so small amount of space achieved when a hole in the ground would serve the same purpose. One other small point, if the pyramids were recovery vaults do you not think they would have been all the same design and construction and not the varied array of existing designs?