Old ground we have chatted this forum
Levant influence too....Naqada period.
Vyse removes the stone coffer from G3
His sketches indicate a common etching scale pattern with embelishment
as ref by your many photos.
If gunpowder and hench can get coffer out of G3 ( damaged....whatever )
Then mr dynastic labor and artist can intrusive the coffer into G3 or manipulate
the coffer in situ....
Just as Serapeum box was. ..Manipulated/etch relief.....in situ.
Unless the G3 coffer never existed and Vyse conned from an extant coffer
eleswhere via sketch.
Saqqara may indeed have Sumerian influence....
Maybe for another thread. ...Ie. ..Bloodlines/Oligarchy and trade.
These patterns appearing at Saqqara....on coffers and other structure artistic
may indeed be from Sumerian/Levant influence.
The adoption theme has candidates
to what degree they adopted and refashioned the ancient extant is anyones
The Serapeum box shows me they did adopt and put their signature to it
the limit of etching ability and material hardness shows to what degree
they could manipulate.
But move aswell......as its possible smaller size coffer could be intrusively moved
I remind the reader that Robert Temple records several stone coffers burried
under giza plateau.
His website and these next points made have been linked this forum previously.
He suggests by the finding of the cable groove dropshaft burials on the plateau
that Khufu family are burried thus under the mortuary temples...and not inside
the giza 3.
Theres alot to consider and work thru....
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