the location of the 4th dynasty tombs has always been a complete mystery ,but has Robert Temple solved the puzzle?
here is a link to a 38 minute narrated slide show from Robert who claims he has found the location of 7 royal tombs at Giza.
their is also a short slide show on the Osiris shaft on the same link , which is well worth a look.
To be honest i think Mr Temple could be onto something , like he says, who in their right mind would drag a 100 ton piece of granite up from Aswan , dig a hole in the bedrock of the sphinx temple and sink this huge stone under the floor , it makes no sense unless this granite had a purpose , was it a cable conduit for lowering heavy objects deep underground as is suggested.
it looks like the sphinx temple was built over the top of this out of place piece of granite.
this was found on the Giza plateau , was it used to guide the ropes in the conduit .
and lastly the sphinx temple was only found and excavated in 1936 so the possibility that what ever is down there is still there.
The three main pyramids were not built by the people we are told built them as Mr. Temple says. Those pharaohs (If they were such a thing) usurped the pyramids to aggrandize themselves as almost every pharaohs (grave robber) did after them. The Great Pyramid of Iesa had not a miniscule molecule of human remains in the so-called sarcophagus or the King's Chamber, according to the American Research Center in Egypt who sent as much interior dust and such as they could find to Zurich to be tested in a Mass accelerator.
I quote Temple herewith.
"This is the ‘mini-king list’ of a succession of pharaohs of the 4th Dynasty found carved on a cliff at Wadi Hammamat in the Eastern Desert of Egypt, between the Nile and the Red Sea. The kings’ names go from right to left in historical sequence, and there are five of them, each in a royal cartouche. The first one, with the little chick, broken at the top, is the name of King Khufu, better known to us as King Cheops (the Greek version of his name). Next, to the left of him, is the name of King Radjedef, who is these days generally known as Djedefre. He was the first known pharaoh to incorporate the name of the sun god, Ra or Re, in his name. It is symbolised by the solar disc at the top, and the succeeding pharaohs to the left of him all used it as well. To the left of him is King Raqaf, these days generally known amongst Egyptologists as Khafre, and to the ordinary person as Chephren (the Greek version of his name). Egyptologists disagree amongst themselves as to whether the ‘Ra’ or ‘Re’ should really pronounced at the beginning of the name, as it is written, or whether it was only written there out of respect, and should really be pronounced at the end. The next king to the left is King Ra-Hordjedef, and the last on the left is King Ra-Biuf, or Biufre (the Greek version of his name being Bikheris). This important early list of kings was first discovered in 1949 by Fernand Debono. This list emphasises the fact that a little-known pharaoh intervened in the succession between Cheops and Chephren, and that two other pharaohs who are even less well known intervened between Chephren and Mycerinus, who is not even mentioned here. This evidence is awkward for those who advocate the theory that the three main pyramids of Giza were built by three kings in succession as their tombs, namely Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus. (from Etienne Drioton, ‘Une Liste de Rois de la IV Dynastie dans l’Ouadi Hammamat’, Bulletin de la Société Français d’Égyptologie, Number 16, October 1954, pp. 41-9.)"
Archaeology has brought us Jomon (Ainu) pottery on Malta along with skulls that show Jomon were there and in South America and Polynesia. Malta and other sunken ruins of the Mediterranean which pre-date the Pyramids on the Giza Plateau but not the Sphinx. The Hatti of the Saharan savannah had an alphabet and a language common people spoke (Flinder's-Petrie in his Formation of the Alphabet) which Stuart historians say is their family back to the Magdalenian era of 20,000 and more years ago. I think shaped Pyramids and earthen pyramids where being made long before that date and I would not be surprised if Tara Hill was so crafted as long ago as 250,000 years.