northernmost, was earlier attributed to queen Meritit
Mark Lehner considers instead to be the tomb of queen Hetepheres I. The core of
G1a, which oryginally consisted of three or perhaps even four steps, was
built of yellowish gray limestone. The entrance in the north wall is
located slightly above the base of the pyramid. The descending corridor
turns to the right and comes out in a small burial chamber that was cut
into the rock and surfaced with limestone blocks. A sarcofagus was not
found in it. Before the east wall of the pyramid stood a small mortuary
temple. South of G1a, a pit for a boat burial was dug in the rock, but no
traces of the boat have been found.
pyramid is resembles G1a. No remains of a buried boat were found. Hence
it is not clear which queen was buried there - it may have been
Meritit, who was probably one of Khufu's older wives. She is thought
to be the mother of prince Kawab and perhaps made the transition from
Snefru's harem to Khufu's.
southernmost of queens'es pyramids, G1c, is thought to be that of queen
Henutsen. According to
George Reisner, its casing remained unfinished.
In many respects its architecture resembles that of the other two pyramids.
In opinion some scholars, this pyramid was not part of the oryginal plan
of Khufu's complex. If Stadelmann is corect in thinking that the double
mastaba belonged to prince Khufukhaf before he became king and was known
as Khafre, the letter was probably the builder of pyramid G1c.