> Well if they stopped off at a dyke.
> And work was being done on the dyke
> And they were carrying construction materials
> suitable for a dyke.
> Why's no one screaming Dyke! ???
> Actually they've stated that Egyptology can't be
> constrained by black and white logic.
> Needing some interpretation woo woo wiggle room.
> A dykes just not cool enough.
Well, I'm certainly screaming 'dyke'.
And I don't know how cool dykes are, but Merer apparently thought the dyke was pretty important. And it's not so clear that he though G1 was nearly as important.
So far, Merer's link to the "construction materials at G1" argument apparently hangs on an entry in the log stating that on Day B.27, at the end of his day's trip, Merer pulled up to "Akhet-Khufu" with a boat "loaded with stone" where he spent the night and then headed upstream (toward Tura) the next morning. So when were the stones unloaded? Merer's log says nothing about unloading any stones there, doing any work there, or meeting with anyone there, and yet this is the one thing that some people are grasping as evidence that Khufu built G1 in the 3rd millennium BC.
Forget the fact that such a recorded stop could be an artifact among the many other enigmas, contradictions, and apparent omissions in that incomplete log.
Forget that the log was found at el Jarf, about 120 miles across land from Cairo which suggests it might not be an original but, rather could very well be a scribe's duplicate that contains transcription errors.
Forget that other statements in that log seem logically impossible (e.g., the same one-way trip on 2 consecutive days).
Let's also forget that he spent so much time working at the dyke, and yet despite what surely would be a magnificent honor to contribute to the construction of the state-of-the-art high technology King's Tomb - the largest man made structure in the history of mankind, while also having the honor to manage what was apparently an advanced-design cargo boat -- he makes no mention of any of that at all.
To essentially ignore all of that, and instead insist it is evidence that's strong enough to get so hostile with personal insults and attempts at intimidation when someone simply observes all of these clearly discernable obstacles, is irrational, in my opinion.
On the other hand, I am far more intrigued about the many references to the as yet still unidentified site of She-/Ro-She Khufu where Merer seems to have spent at least 8-10 days working on a dyke, including its pilings, while doing nothing at Akhet-Khufu except spend the night, with the notable addition that he spent the night at the Chapels of Khufu (Day B.22).
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?
Edited 10 time(s). Last edit at 24-Jan-18 07:34 by Origyptian.