I think your right to include the other hieroglyphs into the discussion as if one accepts the quarry guys marked the top chamber, then surely they would have been around to mark the preceding chambers, and it does seem strange that no one can find any published interpretations of these other Hieroglyphs, as there could only be weeks between constructing one chamber to the next.
But just a little on the use of the cartouche, and as we are led to believe those curved cartouches came into use during the 4th dynasty, so i was wondering why a third dynasty cartouche was used to put Khufus Horus name in.
3rd Dynasty Khufu cartouche ?
Sources contemporary to Khufu's time give three key pieces of information: One of them was found at the Dakhla Oasis in the Libyan Desert. Khufu's serekh name is carved in a rock inscription reporting the "Mefat-travelling in the year after the 13th cattle count under Hor-Medjedu".
As you can see ive been around from the beginning
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G1 x G2 x G3 / 12 / 5280 / 1.73206803 = 186,282,398