reply to post by Tinman67
Tinman: How many times do we actually ponder, not on what is there, but what is not that should be?
SC: You raise a very important issue here - let me throw in my tuppenceworth.
Consider the map of Giza below from the Giza Plateau Mapping Project:
Notice the 2 sets of 3 so-called 'Queens Pyramids' adjacent to G1 (Khufu's pyramid) and G3 (Menkaure's Pyramid). These structures were supposedly
constructed as tombs for the various Queens of the King (including the Queen mom). Now, constructing pyramids for Queens was NOT the norm in Ancient
Egypt - certainly buried in a mastaba tomb close to the King but NOT a pyramid. Khufu and Menkaure - for some reason - went against the norm.
Now Khafre (centre pyramid, G2) had more Queens than any of the other Giza kings - 5 Queens in all, vis-a-vis:
Hetepheres II (also married to Kawab, and Djedfre).
Now ask yourself the question - given the apparent custom (at Giza anyway) of constructing PYRAMID structures for the various Queens, does it make
sense that Khafre should opt out of such a custom? Does it makes sense that Khafre would not honour his 5 Queens (and mom) in the same manner as was
shown by his predecessor and his successor? Five Queens of Khafre and not ONE Queens Pyramid. Why?
The answer is very simple.
Whilst these structures may well have been 'appropriated' as Queens Pyramids by Khufu and Menkaure, their function
is actually to present
something much more important and significant - the 2 precessional culminations of Orion's Belt.
These culminations of Orion's belt are the pivotal moments in the 26,000 year cycle when the belt stars seem to slow in their long drift around the
horizon, stop, change direction and drift around the horizon in the OPPOSITE direction. A very unique and significant moment indeed!
The culmination of the belt stars are essentially analoguous to the sun reaching its highest point in the sky - a unique moment when the sun is
neither going up up nor going down - its zenith. The sun is climbing in the sky, stops, changes direction and then begins to descend. This is similar
to the culmination of the belt stars and - incrdeibly - these 2 pivotal moments in this 26,000 year cycle of Orion's belt is presented to us by the
placement of the 2 sets of Queens pyramids, thus:
You can see a Flash version here: The Precession of Orions Queens.
Now, since there are only TWO pivotal culminations of the Belt Stars (analoguous to Mid-day & midnight), this explains why there are no Queens
pyramids at Khafre's pyramid - there are ONLY TWO culminations of the belt stars and so ONLY TWO sets of three Queens can be placed in the blueprint
(and eventually built by the 4th Dyansty AEs) that correspond with these two very unique and pivotal moments.
And if anyone should at all doubt the Orion connection with the structures at Giza then they should also consider this:
The Giza-Orion Blueprint.
[edit on 27/9/2009 by Scott Creighton]