MA: So you can imagine my indignation when I read in books that proclaim these structures were built as tombs that Rachaf selected the high, centre ground of the plateau in order that he could build a smaller pyramid but still appear greater than his father.
MA: If that is what you read - I can.
SC: Indeed. And I am sure I am far from alone in reading such.
SC: The difference between us, however, is that you regard the plan as evolving over time whereas I see it as having been preconceived based upon the Orion Belt stars.
MA: I see the overall design evolving over time as possible.
SC: It's possible but, given the evidence, I have to say, highly unlikely.
MA: We know that AE fathers stressed the importance of, and even participated in building, their sons tombs.
SC: Perhaps they did. How many of them got involved in designing their grandson's tombs though?
MA: Well, did any..?
SC: My point exactly. Can you answer it?
MA: Do we have any indication, other than "it looks right", that Menkaure sought to incorporate his site into a plan initiated by Khufu?
SC: Your point was that father's sometimes got involved in the design/build of their son's tomb (not that any of the Gizamids were built as such, I have to add). Given the clear geometric relationship between G1 and G3, are you saying that Khufu was somehow involved in the design construction of his grandson's pyramid? Why not Rachaf's pyramid since he was actually Khufu's son?