Thank you for this interesting and educative article. I unfortunately know very little about Ancient Egypt so some of it was quite hard to fully grasp, but I'm certainly better informed than I was before I read it. As far as the poll is concerned, I'm not really qualified to offer an opinion. But for what it's worth, based upon what I read in the article, and given the extent to which this figure appears to be shrouded in mystery, I've opted for the most ambiguous of the responses - that Khufu's real identity is thus far unknown, and obscured by an "oath of protection".
A few other brief points to mention.
-The Chip Brown National Geographic article on Hatshepsut that you refer to I posted here earlier this year. Link to Arcadia discussion thread below.
-I was interested in a reference to a book by John Ivimy entitled "The Sphinx and the Megaliths", and the notion of a connection between egg-shaped stone circles in Britain and the cult of Ra.
-Of little relevance, but the discovery of ruined statues of Khufu in his/her mortuary temple, of which only the feet had survived, brought to mind P B Shelley's immortal line from Ozymandias - "I met a traveller from an antique land who said two vast and trunkless legs of stone stand in the desert". Unfortunately in this case, however, there was no "shattered visage" lying beside the feet to help with identification.
Thanks again. That article was definitely outside my comfort zone, but I feel like I've learned a little bit by reading it, so it was very worthwhile.