> It's exactly what was found. What have you read?
> The port official named Merrer reported in over 40
> papyri that he had shuttled stone in Khufu's 27th
> year from the limestone quarry at Tura to the
> pyramid. This additionally falls in line with
> Egyptological chronology of the pyramid's
> construction with the Tura limestone being used in
> the dressing of the pyramid in the latter years of
> the king's reign.
> Again, what more do you want? This is exactly
> what so many "alternative researchers" have been
> crying about for years, claiming that it's so
> bewildering that no reports of the pyramid's
> construction have ever been found. Well, now you
> have it and you dismiss it because you don't like it.
You're overreading it. There is no evidence el-Jarf was used to port blocks of stones for the primary construction of G1. The docks and anchors found at the port don't indicate boats large enough to carry that kind of load. Rather, the largest cargo may have been tons of copper, proposed to be for chisels. Tallet suggests el-Jarf was involved in transporting limestone for G1's casing stones, but he has no compelling evidence to support that. Rather, each G1 casing stone is estimated to have weighed between 8 and 15 tons, and G1 had 144,000 of them. There is no evidence that El-Jarf could have handled that kind of logistic.
Meanwhile, all of the cartouches on the rocks found at el-Jarf have been openly accessible for untold years and could have been painted at any time by anyone before, during, or after the construction of G1. The galleries were virtually empty when "discovered", having been pillaged and repurposed years ago. The so-called "Merrer's diary" is a simple log of work shifts and didn't describe the total manpower, cargo or number of boats that participated in the el-Jarf operation. That sheet of papyrus was found in tatters in the rubble on the floor of one of the galleries and could have been put there at any time over the past few millennia. The reference to the "Horizon of Khufu" could mean the Pyramid, Giza, or the general Memphite area. The cargo may just as well have been intended for a restoration project or for ancillary construction that was added to the pyramid complex long after G1 was completed.
According to Greg Marouard (Tallet's coinvestigator) in an email to me 2 years ago:
- "Sorry we have no idea about the size and number of blocks or the size and the number of boats used...the Merrer's journal is just a sort of "account of the time", with two columns for a single day in order to record where they have worked and where they slept every days. It give us an accurate timing for the stone deliveries and some ideas about the topography and the toponyms in the Memphite area at this time.
We have no clear idea about the men average in a team (phyle is a subdivision of an aper), we can estimate about 100 to 200 men, but most of the previous evaluations on the workforce for an aper (1000 or 2000 or less ?) are not strongly founded apparently.
Considering the casing, actually it's a little too early to be completely affirmative, caution must be exercised. We think about that because the global closure of the port site and the date delivered by the papyri in this final context of occupation, a terminus around the Year 27, could indicate the end of the construction project at Giza...and therefore the laying of the external casing."
Hardly a smoking gun.
> If we had found papyri of an official named Merrer
> who reported his use of an energy crystal inside
> the pyramid, I bet you wouldn't dismiss it.
There have indeed been several claims of clairvoyance about what I would do "if" this or that evidence was found. But alas, no such evidence has ever been found.
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11-Aug-16 20:55 by Origyptian.