yo scotty...i had just finished a whole chapter on this issue....this is what mr Ibrahim, thinks.
1)khufu had no idea on a larger ground plan, just built an improvemnt of his fathers.
2) the original djedfre has no link to any moneuments on the plateau.
3) khafre and the helipolis cult, knew they were not just building a "solar' acension pyramid...but a celestial pyramid incorporating the sun.
then it gets interesting....
4) helipolis and the preists of the plateau became linked heavily, the change in the egyptian state began to be apparent....memphis cult began to
fall...helipolis cult evolved....they took over the larger giza complex in the fifth dynasty.
due to the upper egyptian labour that could not be replecated by the lower egyptians...ie no access to granite and the larger state workforce
due to gizas greatness in the fifth dynasty they claimed that these were not just ladders of shu...but shu himself, they claimed khafres was a
shrine to the great nut...ie sky.....and went about extending menkaures pyramid to represent geb...ie menkaure didnt even finish it the first
time...his son and cult completed it...
in essence, memphis/upper egyptians work became hijacked by the lower egyptians
5)lower egypt turned these structures into idols of gods as they needed to show theyr divine right to rule the state...building a divine court,
represented by the highest gods......upper egyptians classed this as blasphemy....
helipolis introduced a new ennead to ideologically compete with the thinnites in memphis with ptah.
atum as re...born on the mound..WHICH IS AN OBELISK....the ben ben was the solidified seed of atum, the obelisk is his phallice rising out of
nun....so the smooth sided pyramids were seen as the SEEDS OF ATUM....NOT THE MOUND!!....
khufus pyramid became assosiated with shu...due to its greatness became shu later
shu/tenut twin pillars
khafres pyramid became assosiated with the sky... nut the great mother
menkaures became assosiated with geb.
with the gods in their back garden helipolis became strong...they challanged soverignty...
but the upper egyptian came back with Amun...and kicked ass......then armana divided the country...then the kuchites (new name for upper egyptiaan)
kicked ass again with ay and horemheb etc etc (interesting point, he notes that akhenaten is either a woman...or as man depicted as a woman - i
google a picture...the chicks got breats dude!)
hes a bloody good writer...i swear i could picture everything...
i might of explained it wrong but thats what im getting from his pdf
he lines up the pyramids in order of creation....khafres is a feminine pyramid.....shows how shu gives the sun personification in the akhet, he even
explains the satellite pyramids, note that they are at the same compasss points like the boat pits...east and south....oh yea, also goes into orion
and relevance to rebirth sheesh.....ps im not actually meant to share this as im proof reading for a freinds firm...though interesting
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