jaylemurph, on 13 August 2014 - 04:54 AM, said:

I see that, much like all the truly great pseudo-historians of the world, you are by no means crippled by modesty.

--Jaylemurph

Simply stating an obvious fact. I'm not trying to brag about it. You made a statement ("...you mean besides the opportunity for Bennu to be one person in history to truly unlock the Secrets of the Pyramids™?") and I had to agree that it was appropriate. Then I simply added

** **"until then, looks like I have the only explanation, therefore the best one available".

Regarding the smaller size of the third pyramid being due to cost restrictions, I would have to wonder why the king would have used granite instead of limestone for the first 16 courses if he was tight on cash. He also used granite for part of one of the three satellite pyramids. He had fancy statues made etc. I really don't think he was that poor. It's possible that he did need to make a smaller one, or that he wanted to be more modest than his predecessors and use funds for more practical purposes, but we still must wonder why that exact size. It could have been any randomly smaller size. What are the odds of the height coming out to exactly the Great Pyramid's height divided by sqrt 5?

Also, the side lengths of the second two pyramids are odd and seemingly inexplicable unless you believe the theories of John Legon. It is possible that he's right about the side lengths but he has no explanation for the heights. You would expect Menkaure's pyramid to have been either a pi pyramid or a 3,4,5 pyramid, yet it is neither exactly. The slope is a little too low for a pi pyramid.

Anyway, I just made these observations about the geometric relationship between the three pyramid heights. It seems like an interesting observation to me. It's just one more way to show the amazing geometric relationships of the pyramids. John Legon's was another way. Since his observations don't involve the heights, we can both be right. My observations simply add to those already made by him regarding the base sizes and positions of the pyramids.

**Edited by Bennu, 13 August 2014 - 12:27 PM.**