> Origyptian Wrote:
> > And by the way, the "2.5
> > ton" is "average" which means 50% of them were
> > more than 2.5 tons, and many were
> > much heavier than 15 tons, many
> > weighing as much as 80 tons and made of granite
> > placed 160' above ground level.
> No, this is not what this means...
Very well, let's say that just ONE stone, made of granite, weighing 80 tons was quarried, transported 600 miles from Aswan, shaped, lifted 160' (to the KC) and positioned with great precision (virtually undetectable joint with adjacent stones. How on earth was that done by the OK?
Now, let's consider that your citation claims: "For the King's chamber granite blocks weighting 40 to 50 tons were used". Specifically, Aswan granite. How on earth was that done by the OK?
Now more realistically the traditional narrative would have us believe that many dozens of granite blocks comprising the Antechamber, King's Chamber, and Relieving Chambers, most of which are 50-80 tons, shipped from Aswan 600 miles to the south, and positioned with great precision up there at 160+ feet without access to iron, the wheel, the pulley, or turnbuckle. How on earth was that done by those same Late Stone Agers?
> > Nevertheless, based on the evidence I've seen so
> > far, the geometry of the southern boat pits
> > indicate other possibilities besides an
> > "indisputable" 4th dynasty provenance.
> ...I never said the pits, just the boats inside and the
> blocks on top.
Thanos, I never denied that the boats inside were built by the OK, and I never denied it was possible that the OK could have created those pits and limestone cover stones. I only suggested it also was possible that those rectangular pits and cover stones already existed by dynastic times so that the OK didn't need to create their own cover stones. I think I've been very consistent on that point, and nothing in the evidence contradicts that possibility.
> > So you're acknowledging that those southern pits
> > may indeed have already been there for the
> > dynastics to repurpose after their original construction,
> No, this is not what I am "acknowledging"
> Origyptian and you know this is not and anyone can
> even read for themselves it is not:
> "Yes, the southern pits are different in
> shape which does suggest they may have had a
> different function originally, but the fact is the
> AE buried boats inside of them and covered them
> with dozens of 15-20 blocks nonetheless. Why waste
> a perfectly good trench just to build another for
> a boat that will easily fit?"
> Where does this say in any way shape or form I am
> suggesting these were made prior to Dynastic Egypt
> left there for the "Dynastics" to find? Are you
> lying because it is quite clear this is not what I
> When construction began these
> pits may have had a different function, however,
> sometime after construction was completed and it
> came time to bury boats these pits were converted
> to boat graves. Hence it is no mystery why quarry
> marks with Djedefre's name are found all over
> these blocks. Granted, I do not beleive
> construction began under Khufu's rule anyways, but
> even accepting the traditional view, if these pits
> were first dug as part of the first phase of
> construction it would have been decades after the
> fact before boats were buried in them.
I seem to have missed that you meant that the dynastics built the southern pits deliberately in a different shape than all the other tapered pits, and they initially had a different function in mind for those 2 rectangular pits, but then for whatever reason decided to repurpose those pits as boat pits instead. If that makes more sense to you, so be it.
Respectfully, I think that's a very farfetched contrivance to account for those pits. What other possible function might such unique rectangular pits have served the OK in that position so close to G1 in such prime real estate, every square inch of which was surely planned by the royal authorities of the time? And what could have possibly happened midstream that caused such a major decision to relegate those same non-conforming pits to suddenly serve as royal boat pits?
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 13-Sep-16 02:30 by Origyptian.