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I've plotted Merer's comings and goings onto a chart. I have noted where it is stated down or upriver. Otherwise the papyri state "towards". When a direction is not given it is deduced by the "sailed from" and where he "spent the night". Note the legend at the top of the page. "X" is where he spent the night.



Some notes :

A1 (10 days)
Merer's name is not given.
There are no stones involved
No purpose is given for the sailing trips, no goods are mentioned, nothing is loaded or hauled. It is simply - went here, went there.
Day 4 : he spends the night at Akhet Khufu but leaves from Tura the next morning. (red eye flight back to Tura?)
Day 10 : he moors at Akhet Khufu. As Thanos pointed out, he didn't "moor" at the pyramid.

AII (the dike 9 days)
Merer's name begins here

BII (10 days)
days 6, 7 & 8; although he sails "towards" Akhet Khufu he seems not to reach this destination spending each night in Ro-She. There is no return trip from Akhet Khufu. On day 7 he sails towards Akhet Khufu and Tura North at the same time, even though they are two separate locations. Some see these 3 days as loads being taken to the pyramid. But it is not stated that the ship arrived at A-K, it states arrival at Ro-She only.
AI is written in the first person. From AII on it's third person. There are at least two scribes involved. A handwriting analysis done by a neutral party, not an Egyptologist, might confirm the change in writing style was the result of different scribes.

She-Khufu is not mentioned in connection with Tura North.

Ro-She is not mentioned in connection with Tura South.

AI & AII & BI don't mention Ro-She.

There were two, maybe three different routes. One may be have been circular or triangular.

Merer was an "inspector" but he doesn't inspect anything. There is absolutely no mention of quantity or quality of any goods whatsoever. There is only one day, day 4, that a quantity of goods is given. The director of 6 assumedly returns from Heliopolis with food supplies. But the day before this Merer had set sail towards A-K and wouldn't have known of director 6's return.
day 3: Merer sails "towards" A-K
day 4: director 6 returns with supplies (no mention of Merer)
day 5: Merer is in Tura North

Since nothing was inspected, I'd have to say the title "inspector" is a mistranslation. Merer spent a total of 13 days hauling or loading stone and 9 days working on the dike. Merer was a laborer.

It is important to note that for the most part the log states sailing "towards" A-K and does not put Merer AT A-K. There are only 2 days where Merer is said to actually arrive at A-K. And as Ori keeps saying, there is only 1 day in which a load of stones arrives. It might be assumed that on day 16 having loaded a ship, the ship arrived with the load on day 17, which is a round trip day; She-Khufu >> A-K and back with no mention of stone let alone unloading. Or it might be assumed the stone was unloaded at She-Khufu as that is where they stay the night.

People who work out in the field such as meter readers, construction workers, surveyors, have to fill out timecards. They read EXACTLY like Merer's log. On Monday I went there and did......, Tuesday I went here and did.......

These papyri are not a diary or logbook, they are timecards. A true logbook would list cargo, when and where it was delivered.

Some of you like to evoke Occam's Razor. The simplest explanation with the least amount of assumption is that Merer was stationed at al-Jarf where the papyri were found and he sailed the Wadi or the Red Sea He sheltered at the galleries, hence the find of charred wood, charred scribe painting and I think charred jars (fires for cooking and light). The entrances were later covered by sand and rocks, deposited by the wadi. The stones were for the construction of the building and wharf at al-Jarf.

A few pieces of wood does not a storage facility make. Thousands of crushed jar fragments does not a sealed chamber make. Only far fetched assumptions make it so.

The number of assumptions made by Tallet & Marouard is astounding. Tallet is dreaming, he sees what he wants to see, not what the papyri say.

Mark my words, the next step will be Egyptologists finding "variants" of Ro-She and She Khufu. They need variants because the two locations are not mentioned elsewhere. They will invent new rules for these variants, all of which will be based on the AE religion. They will do this as final proof linking the Great Pyramid to the papyri, the nail in the coffin, the icing on the cake that dispels all objections.

He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions - Confucius

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Merer plotted in a graph 1418 Audrey 06-Feb-18 04:37
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 194 Origyptian 06-Feb-18 13:56
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 184 Origyptian 06-Feb-18 19:50
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 209 Audrey 06-Feb-18 20:55
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 179 Jon Ellison 06-Feb-18 21:39
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 196 Martin Stower 07-Feb-18 00:48
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Devastating to Scott's Thesis 207 WonderWho 06-Feb-18 23:36
Re: Devastating to Scott's Thesis 186 Martin Stower 07-Feb-18 00:42
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 177 Martin Stower 07-Feb-18 00:44
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 207 Jon Ellison 06-Feb-18 16:22
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 164 Origyptian 06-Feb-18 19:52
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 139 Jon Ellison 06-Feb-18 21:23
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 204 Audrey 07-Feb-18 00:56
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 166 Thanos5150 07-Feb-18 02:56
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 177 Audrey 07-Feb-18 03:55
Desertification 165 Warwick 07-Feb-18 05:16
a note re "up" 154 Warwick 06-Feb-18 20:00
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 213 Thanos5150 06-Feb-18 21:25
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 167 Origyptian 06-Feb-18 22:22
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 206 Martin Stower 07-Feb-18 00:24
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 147 Corpuscles 07-Feb-18 01:19
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 196 cladking 07-Feb-18 01:26
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 201 Audrey 07-Feb-18 02:01
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 196 Audrey 07-Feb-18 01:59
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 184 Corpuscles 07-Feb-18 04:06
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 169 Audrey 07-Feb-18 05:48
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 184 cladking 07-Feb-18 16:11
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 181 Martin Stower 07-Feb-18 22:27
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 157 cladking 08-Feb-18 01:49
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 156 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 13:38
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 148 Jon Ellison 07-Feb-18 22:40
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 142 Audrey 07-Feb-18 22:05
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 184 Thanos5150 07-Feb-18 22:17
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 128 Origyptian 10-Feb-18 15:45
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 173 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 14:44
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 135 Jon Ellison 08-Feb-18 18:00
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 148 R Avry Wilson 08-Feb-18 19:37
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 156 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 20:17
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 163 Martin Stower 08-Feb-18 20:29
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 149 R Avry Wilson 08-Feb-18 21:09
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 137 Origyptian 09-Feb-18 12:59
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 135 sfbey 09-Feb-18 15:00
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 178 Merrell 09-Feb-18 15:19
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 171 sfbey 09-Feb-18 15:36
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 128 Origyptian 09-Feb-18 18:16
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 137 Martin Stower 10-Feb-18 00:33
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 167 Merrell 09-Feb-18 20:54
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 150 Origyptian 09-Feb-18 21:18
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 145 Origyptian 10-Feb-18 15:24
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 149 Merrell 11-Feb-18 07:44
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 142 cladking 09-Feb-18 23:26
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 131 Origyptian 10-Feb-18 15:49
Re: Merer plotted in a graph -edited 159 cladking 10-Feb-18 15:55
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 168 Corpuscles 10-Feb-18 00:07
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 132 Origyptian 10-Feb-18 15:51
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 137 Corpuscles 11-Feb-18 05:31
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Re: Swing That Cudgel 150 cladking 11-Feb-18 15:07
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 122 Origyptian 11-Feb-18 16:52
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 126 Origyptian 09-Feb-18 18:08
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 151 sfbey 09-Feb-18 19:17
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 166 sfbey 09-Feb-18 21:29
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 174 cladking 08-Feb-18 21:22
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 148 SandyJesse 26-Feb-18 15:27
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 152 Origyptian 26-Feb-18 15:40
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 155 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 13:54
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 140 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 14:57
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 115 Warwick 08-Feb-18 19:36
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 186 cladking 08-Feb-18 01:58
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 158 Corpuscles 08-Feb-18 03:31
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 144 Audrey 08-Feb-18 04:03
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 223 cladking 08-Feb-18 04:36
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 136 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 14:19
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 150 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 16:53
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 129 Martin Stower 08-Feb-18 17:34
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 141 cladking 08-Feb-18 17:06
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 160 Audrey 08-Feb-18 03:56
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 118 Warwick 08-Feb-18 20:28
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 216 Martin Stower 07-Feb-18 10:58
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 119 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 13:30
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 163 Martin Stower 08-Feb-18 14:27
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 156 cladking 08-Feb-18 14:33
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 136 Martin Stower 08-Feb-18 14:39
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 154 cladking 08-Feb-18 15:44
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 143 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 15:53
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 137 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 14:45
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 156 Martin Stower 08-Feb-18 15:22
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 138 Martin Stower 08-Feb-18 16:23
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 168 Corpuscles 08-Feb-18 16:42
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 95 Warwick 08-Feb-18 19:00
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 139 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 19:13
i cry foul 135 Warwick 08-Feb-18 19:22
Re: i cry foul 123 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 19:33
Re: i cry foul 125 Warwick 08-Feb-18 19:41
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 164 Corpuscles 08-Feb-18 22:52
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 159 Martin Stower 09-Feb-18 00:14
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 133 cladking 09-Feb-18 01:31
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 164 Corpuscles 09-Feb-18 01:58
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 199 Audrey 09-Feb-18 03:02
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 137 Martin Stower 09-Feb-18 13:54
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 113 Audrey 09-Feb-18 03:01
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 132 Origyptian 09-Feb-18 13:10
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 164 Thanos5150 07-Feb-18 02:48
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 190 Audrey 07-Feb-18 03:51
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 134 cladking 07-Feb-18 19:46
Your word.... 161 Warwick 07-Feb-18 20:15
Egyptologists are Wrong. 131 cladking 07-Feb-18 20:21
Re: Egyptologists are Wrong. 149 Warwick 07-Feb-18 20:25
Re: Your word.... 171 Origyptian 07-Feb-18 20:46
Re: Your word.... 138 Warwick 08-Feb-18 18:07
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