> Which makes no difference as to your claim this
> sand is:
> 1) Similar to what is found in G1.
> 2) Found in "huge amounts" within the walls of the
> 3) Foreign to this region of Egypt.
Getting actual data out of Egyptology is like collecting gold fillings from a poultry farm.
All I know is third hand reports about the color and consiistency of the sand. It might be more accurate than the nearest source for quartz sand or it may not. Even that there are large amounts is based on anecdotal evidence with no context for what these people consider "huge amounts". If I'm right about the source the low altitude here would suggest the quantities would be far higher than Abu Roasch or Giza. I also have reason to believe this sand flowed much longer than the other sources.
My understanding of the desert sand here is that a great deal of it is blownb in during sandstorms and contains very high levels of clay. There's no reason to suppose the desert at Saqqara would have significantly different desert sands than Giza and this sand is obviously not that sand.
Until there is actual study of this stuff including things like cold and hot infrared who's to say what is the reality at any of these sites. So far we're told that there is what looks like ramping material of unknown quantity at Giza and in light of the fact we know they mustta used ramps no more data is required. So instead of systematic study of the pyramids we get disjointed facts that don't seem to tie together in any way at all. When I suggest a way everything can tie together I just get grief.
As a rule, I just don't know. All this stuff is far above my pay grade. I know a little science, have a little experience, and know how to add two and two when they fit together. Even if I could answer your questions in great detail and somehow provide proof people are just going to dismiss it anyway. People can't be bothered with the facts because we all have our minds made up. We are truly homo omnisciencis.
This has been a very instructive thread for me and I'll start playing around with the chemistry as soon as I have the time. So far chemistry has been one of the most effective tools at reverse engineering these. It's a shame that Egyptology hasn't done much chemical testing such as on the carbonated water in the Osiris Shaft. Now this would be interesting data. A $200 test might have all the answers in it but it's not going to happen because we already know it mustta been ramps.
As always if you get any data I'll be watching. And as always unsubstantiated and illogical explanations like sand preferentially falling on cliffs will be dismissed by me.
The "walls of the moat" are solid stone. There is no sand within these solid walls. The moat is on all sides of Saqqara so within the walls is Saqqara and the foreign sand.