> On the upside, I think what you said below, is a very strong
> point in favor of the 3 having been planned together.
I would ask then that if the builder of G1 (the Great
> Pyramid) had a blank canvass at Giza (so to speak), why then
> did he not obtain for himself the highest, most prestigious
> ground in the centre of the plateau where G2 now
I would ask "Was the higher ground the most "prestigious ground" at the Giza plateau?" in relation to their cultural beliefs and religious views.
In the AE culture South was up/top so why would the first one build his pyramid at the bottom of the Plateau? Why not take #1 spot at the "top" of the plateau?
Some things I remember, or think I remember fairly accurately, was that:
1. death was associated to the West
2. and the sun/god rose in the East.
3. and that the Imperishables were to the North.
So where on the plateau would be the best place to be furtherest away from death, closest to the sun/god rising on the horizon and be closest to the Imperishables/oarsmen of sunbarge all with being guaranteed that no one else would later build a pyramid that could block his view/aim to the rising god and Imperishables?
Just some thoughts/musings.