> Origyptian Wrote:
> > "All of the evidence"? What evidence?
> > mean a few painted blocks out in the front yard
> > where the paint marks have no business being
> > legible after all that time? Or do you mean
> > tattered fragments of papyri that say nothing
> > about the nature of the alleged construction
> > projects they seem to refer to?
And what Doctor Fraudmano is failing to recognize, willfully or out of just plain ignorance I have no idea at this point, is that when I say "all of the evidence" it is hardly limited to "just" the several hundred papyri fragments and a "few painted blocks in the front yard":
After three campaigns of excavations since 2011, thirteen of the thirty storage galleries have been fully cleared. Three of them contained practically undisturbed archaeological remains such as a very large deposit of several dozens of large locally made storage jars, which probably served as water containers (ﬁg. 9). Those jars have also received almost always an inscription in red ink indicating their destination (see Tallet, Marouard, and Laisney 2012, pp. 418–20, ﬁg. 25). Inscribed on the upper part of the jars prior to their ﬁring, three recurring formulas invariably name teams who worked on the site (ﬁg. 5). Other excavated galleries seem to have been assigned to the conservation of parts of disassembled boats, including long hull pieces cut into logs of cedar from Lebanon....
All of the galleries seem to have been dug at the same time and the debris from this digging activity was used to level the natural slope and create a functional platform in front of the entrances. On this ﬁrst terrace several levels of occupation have been found which are contemporary to the functioning of the galleries. They are characterized by ﬁreplaces and signiﬁcant accumulations of ashes and organic materials. During the ﬁnal phase of occupation of the site, the ﬁnal closing of the galleries necessitated a major work operation. On this occasion several large quadrangular blocks of limestone weighing several tons – a size worthy of the pyramid builders – were used to frame a kind of access ramp on both sides of the entrance (ﬁg. 11). Each gallery was then ﬁnally closed by one large limestone block placed in the axis of their entrances, which was dragged ter the last closure of the galleries but before the deﬁnitive abandonment of the site. Hundreds of wood fragments and wood shavings, which indicate an operation of recarving, in addition to the presence of tenons in acacia used for ﬁxing parts of the hull, as well as numerous fragments of oars or parts of deck ﬁt-tings and various sections of ropes provide good evidence for the presence of boats that were stored in pieces in these galleries (ﬁg. 10). They were probably stored here according to a process identical to that found at Ayn Sukhna for a boat from the late Middle Kingdom (see Pomey 2012)....
On and on it goes which once again all can read about it HERE.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12-Sep-16 21:05 by Thanos5150.