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That's why I asked which granite. When you mentioned "hewn blocks" I assumed that you meant the rough-hewn blocks, not the interior of the tomb.

Different techniques existed requiring different appliances for the final finish.

Compare the rough blocks with the sarcophagus.

I've never been inside that mastaba and those photographs aren't very clear, but the question about tools applies to just about every edifice on the plateau.

PWH

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Mastaba of Shepsekaf 1585 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 313 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 249 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 213 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 345 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 263 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 196 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 217 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 219 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 196 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 253 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 233 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 182 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 178 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 196 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
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Re: Gables v Arch 190 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
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Re: Gables v Arch 179 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 197 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 193 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 231 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 202 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 175 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 171 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 328 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 190 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 369 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 211 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 242 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 190 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 202 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 221 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
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Re: Gables v Arch 200 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 237 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 217 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 248 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 207 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 187 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 195 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 299 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 196 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 197 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 394 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 336 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 199 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 276 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 235 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 340 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
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Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 232 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 257 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 213 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
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