Hope you don't mind me opening a can of worms, but from a straight forward engineering and art/architecture point of view. I am starting to think that G1 was built as the final resting place for some 43 large, heavy, granite, already ancient and sacred stones.. All stacked up for protection and preservation.
That serve no purpose whatsoever as far as the structure is concerned and are all of differing sizes and shapes.. Made of granite when everything else is limestone.. Totally incongruous.. Maybe part of a more ancient and revered structure. The relieving chamber voids are just that.. Voids..
If one really wanted to take good care of forty three megaliths this would be a pretty good way to do it.. Bury them inside six million tons of limestone.
Do we know of any other megaliths that have been intentionally buried?? What's that place in Turkey called??
In fact a side elevation of the kings chamber arrangement reminds me of a plan of a ships hold with cargo installed..
Just a thought..
Post Edited (16-Jul-14 02:23)