Valley temples were not just the entrance point to pyramid complexes, they were the connection to the Nile River–the eternal source of life for Egypt. Architectural genius, incredible feats of engineering, and a huge workforce whose actions were as choreographed as any ballet were all required to assure that the Boats of the Gods had access to Khafre’s pyramid complex. For the Ancient Egyptians, preparation for the afterlife was serious business.
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This week’s Digest is dedicated to the American Petrie—George Andrew Reisner. Inside: Khafre’s Valley Temple, Menkaure’s complex, Hetepheres’ “tomb”, Reisner in Nubia, fantastic artifacts, tons of photography and a special supplement by Yvonne Buskens on finding online textual resources.