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October 17, 2019, 5:15 am UTC    
July 10, 2019 08:14AM
The follow-up question to this is - how did Khafre interpret the same Heb Sed idea in his pyramid. I offer the following speculative plan that Khafre seems to have adopted.

Khafre, for his pyramid at Giza (G2), chose not to have long shafts from the two skies like Khufu, nor to have two ceilings of stars like Djoser and other kings.

But he did want a system for allowing the Heb Sed to be performed in the burial chamber for eternity as Khufu and Djoser did before him.

His imaginative idea was to create three pyramids in a row to simultaneously represent the two skies’ markers, Orions’s Belt and the Kocab-Thuban-Mizar asterism.

It would mean building a third pyramid where Menkaure’s pyramid stands.

Indeed we find this pyramid there beneath Menkaure’s pyramid. The base size was about 50c or about half that of Menkaure’s that was built on top of it. It had a small burial chamber and its own entrance shaft, which was later blocked off. Being roughly the same size as a queen’s pyramid it was too small to be a burial tomb for a king.

So with three pyramids in a row, Khafre had a representation of Orion’s Belt when looking South and a representation of Kokab-Thuban-Mizar by looking North. In this way he had simultaneously both sky markers already at the tomb and so was able to perform the Heb Sed right there for ever !

This theory implies that Menkaure chose to enlarge the small third pyramid and the burial chamber to make it suitable for himself, a king. By doing this he was also able to partake in the Heb Sed ‘facility‘ of the three pyramids.

Interestingly Khafre's pyramid has the beginnings of shafts cut part way into the walls of the burial chamber. They have been likened to the two shafts in Khufu's burial chamber. One towards the southern sky and one towards the northern sky.



Khafre’s burial chamber with its short shafts on the south and north walls


The shafts in Khafre's pyramid, however, ‘were never completed’, or so it has been written. But if a shaft was ‘not completed’ it would have been started, not from the front, but from the back face of the stone wall block as in the QC of the GP.

So perhaps they were completed, because they did not need to go any further - they were already there ! The shafts were short because that is how far they needed to go.

The northern and southern skies had already been brought down into the building by the three pyramids’ simultaneous representation of stars from both skies !
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