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Barbelo Wrote:
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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

Yes, but not all "tools" are created equal with respect to working granite vs. limestone. As crude as the granite might be, those inside corners of the passage ceiling blocks are not the work of pounding balls.

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Mastaba of Shepsekaf 1403 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 267 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 199 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 184 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 306 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 220 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 162 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 188 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 177 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 160 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 225 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 190 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 155 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 158 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 160 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 164 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 145 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 151 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 152 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 145 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 157 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 153 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 189 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 169 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 138 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 140 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 261 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 154 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 314 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 159 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 217 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 150 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 161 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 180 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 223 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 206 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 178 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 314 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 142 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 135 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 153 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 153 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 204 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 195 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 183 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 168 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 151 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 152 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 260 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 155 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 156 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 320 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 285 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 160 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 219 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 195 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 287 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 236 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 194 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 217 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 170 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 155 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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