> Hi MJ,
MJT: ...It's worth noting, is it not, that Khufu's
> immediate (?) successor, Djedfre...
> SC: I would take this notion with a big pinch of salt. In the
> Abydos King list, Radjedef (Djedfre) is the successor to
> Ra'ufu. Khufu, in our opinion, is not even mentioned in the
> Abydos table.
There is no doubting that there are problems with the 'King Lists'.
Interestingly, whilst looking for current information on the Khufu/Djedfre relationship I happened on the following at the much-maligned-but-actually-quite-useful-for-overviews Wikipedia website:
'The second solar boat of Khufu is being excavated (2011) and is going to be reconstructed. Sakuji Yoshimura, a Waseda University professor who is leading the restoration project with Egypt's Antiquities Council, said (June 2011) that scientists discovered that this second ship is inscribed with Khufu's name.'
Okay, this has no immediate bearing on the subject matter here, but it is important in so far as it adds support to the view that the Great Pyramid was built by/for Khufu.
In addition to this, I have a vague memory of reading somewhere some when that there is evidence of Djedfre having some work done on his father's pyramid, and this work had something to do with these boats - a subject I shall now look at again.
I am not at all comfortable with the manner in which you dismiss Djedfre as Khufu’s immediate (?) successor – to me it borders on the cavalier; and it has me feeling that you are perhaps avoiding facing head-on the fact that this possible relationship and Djedfre having his pyramid built at Abu Roash instead of Giza presents a problem for your and Gary’s hypothesis re ‘Preconceived Planning at Giza’.
Suffice to say, I need to read again your/Gary’s post on the cartouches in the Abydos King List.
So few answers - and not one of them mine.