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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 1744 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 337 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 282 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 239 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 376 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 285 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 222 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 246 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 241 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 218 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 286 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 265 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 207 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 206 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 218 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 209 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 214 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 212 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 219 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 202 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 220 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 220 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 253 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 241 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 199 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 205 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 369 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 222 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 395 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 233 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 264 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 211 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 231 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 252 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 283 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 299 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 246 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 377 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 208 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 194 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 211 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 225 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 255 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 240 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 276 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 233 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 208 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 218 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 328 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 215 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 220 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 440 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 365 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 224 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 333 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 267 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 365 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 277 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 270 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 288 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 239 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 242 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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