Dear John Legon,		                         April 18th 1979

I have not been altogether open with you.
The reason for my reserve is not to appear as a raving nut-case interesting in sharpening razor blades under pyramids.
After having read your paper, I find we are of the same opinion. The three pyramids must be considered as a whole - one continuous plan. It is useless to consider them as separate - if you subscribe to the 'Tombic' theory (I happen not to), what king would demean himself by being buried in a pyramid smaller than his predecessors? No, if indeed they were tombs, the smaller pyramid would have to at least be, in abstract, of the same importance as the greater. Before my correspondence with you, I was playing around with ideas as to what abstract 'thoughts' the designer could have been thinking of. I think if they were used as tombs, it was incidental; there are no wall paintings depicting important procedures for the maintenance of life after death - a favorite ancient Egyptian pastime - the wall are merely polished limestone and granite. To my mind, the evidence against the Tombic Theory, if not conclusive, is at least good - no bodies, and you don't have to be dead to lie in a sarcophagus. I submit article of evidence No.1; alabaster sarcophagus in a sarcophagus in Sekhemket's Pyramid; sealed but empty.

But to the point - having secured some Xerox's of the aerial surveys of the pyramids from Reisnor's "Giza & Its Necropolis", I started to look for the pyramid's common vanishing point. As you know, the pyramids are not aligned in a straight line, sharing an ordinary 'Vanishing Point":
This would be to easy for a barbarian intent on plunder to dicypher; he would merely have to climb to the top of the Great Pyramid and aim with his sight to the ground, using the top of the other two pyramids as his guide, like this:
Then, merely climb down and aim along the sides:

Then, if the apex shared the same vanishing point as the ground corners, he would probably give a toothless grin and start digging on that spot. But such efforts are carefully frustrated, because the pyramids' vanishing point does not fit a straight line, but instead, a set of circles. In order to discover the pyramids' vanishing point, one has to be civilized enough to do a complete survey of the pyramids, (such as the one done by Petrie) in order to complete a formula for a vanishing point. Any three points make a circle if they are not aligned. Fortified with this idea, I proceeded to attach my map of the pyramids on the floor of my studio and attacked it with various instruments - compass, rulers, steel wire and needles - to see if the three points - S.E corner, N.W corner and apex would coincide on the ground.

I have now done the diagram twice and although I realize it has to be done mathematically (Thanks for the info I asked for), both times the apex has intersected the ground within 3 meters of error. Now, if the raising of the plateau of the Kefre Pyramid was not to be taken into account (I'll try that too), and if the mathematical survey comes closer to intersecting....I needn't tell you what the possibilities of an intersection on a 3d level occurring by coincidence are...

If my inquiries are favorable (They'll be better than my spelling) would you be interested in confirming of disproving my findings?
Perhaps I could tempt you to try it at your leisure - judging from your paper, you seem infinitely more capable at measuring than I am. If it does take your fancy:

1.) Note the distance of the diameters of the circles in cubits for any coincidences.

2.) See if the positions of the center of the circles 'ring a bell' in relation to each other.

3.) If things look good, we publish and start digging (I suggest a drill and a camera.)

...or you could take the whole thing with a pinch of salt and relax - I'll tell you what I find out, for better or worse. By the way, I'm an artist; I live off my own work; got an M.F.A. in art 2 1/2 years ago. I'm British, but lived most of my life in Copenhagen, Mexico and the four past years, in the U.S. I speak fluent Danish, but my English spelling suffered - I didn't learn how to write English until the age of 16....

Please write if you are interested,

Yours Sincerely,

Stephen Goodfellow