To be clear, I don't argue against that
> point. It's quite possible that G1's primary
> function involved water, and massive quantities of
> Interesting. Massive quantities of water in a tomb?
Unless that's sarcasm to others here, I'm not sure why you wrote that. I certainly never called it a tomb. And this is certainly not the first time someone has thought about water in G1 as part of its original function.
> And now, about the pictures I posted:
That damage is far too eratic to be the
> result of water erosion. Water drainage from KC
> would result in a straight V in line with the axis
> of the Antechamber portal.
> You don't get it. The water erosion is just there
> where I drew an arrow. It's just the small part
> with the red dots at the end of the "V". I never
> said that the whole block was damaged by water
> erosion. You keep repeating it but I never said
> something like that.
Sorry, I just don't see that erratic damage as indicating any erosion.
Water would not carve such a sharp "V"
> but rather would have been more gradual
> I never said that the "V" is a result of water
> erosion. What I tried to show in the picture is
> that the "V" is carved by the
> pyramidbuilders. That's what's so amazing about
> this stoneblock and what I was trying to explain.
The damage is too erratic to be the original design, in my opinion. It's likely why the SCA felt the need to "restore" it.
But that V is not aligned but rather has a
> sideways angle to it. The V is also not
> symmetrical but rather has different slopes to the
> east and west of the valley.
> No. It may look that way (to you) because of the
> extreme perspective of the photo.
The photo was taken by the Edgars who described the Step as "broken to a considerable extend in the middle". They did not refer to it as showing any erosion or as part of the original design.
From everything I've seen and read about
> the Great Step, I think it's far more probable
> that the damage is the result of deliberate manual
> intervention incurred perhaps by pillagers to make
> room to remove something big out of the KC or to
> drag something up the GG into the KC.
> Sure, and that would have created "such a sharp
> V" (I'm using your own words here).
Yes, since we don't know what might have been found up there, we have no idea what shape, size, or weight it was, so we don't know whether any of those blocks needed to be carved out to allow such booty proper passage.
Agree to disagree.
Meanwhile, how do you explain that huge gash in the west wall of the portal to the Antechamber and the similar gash taken out of the west ramp wall below the Step?
Also, if that much water came down that V to cause a visible erosion of that stone at all, why do we not see any erosion on the floor of the GG under that V?
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 15-Aug-17 16:48 by Origyptian.