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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 820 Audrey 06-Feb-18 04:37
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 64 Origyptian 06-Feb-18 07:48
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 67 Jon Ellison 06-Feb-18 10:41
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 43 Origyptian 06-Feb-18 13:56
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 45 Jon Ellison 06-Feb-18 14:07
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 50 Origyptian 06-Feb-18 15:05
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 37 Jon Ellison 06-Feb-18 16:11
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 30 Origyptian 06-Feb-18 19:50
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 46 Audrey 06-Feb-18 20:55
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 42 Jon Ellison 06-Feb-18 21:39
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 45 Martin Stower 07-Feb-18 00:48
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 42 Eddie Larry 07-Feb-18 00:52
Devastating to Scott's Thesis 58 WonderWho 06-Feb-18 23:36
Re: Devastating to Scott's Thesis 54 Martin Stower 07-Feb-18 00:42
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 42 Martin Stower 07-Feb-18 00:44
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 59 Jon Ellison 06-Feb-18 16:22
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 30 Origyptian 06-Feb-18 19:52
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 32 Jon Ellison 06-Feb-18 21:23
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 41 Audrey 07-Feb-18 00:56
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 44 Thanos5150 07-Feb-18 02:56
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 36 Audrey 07-Feb-18 03:55
Desertification 35 Warwick 07-Feb-18 05:16
a note re "up" 48 Warwick 06-Feb-18 20:00
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 62 Thanos5150 06-Feb-18 21:25
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 48 Origyptian 06-Feb-18 22:22
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 55 Martin Stower 07-Feb-18 00:24
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 43 Corpuscles 07-Feb-18 01:19
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 41 cladking 07-Feb-18 01:26
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 46 Audrey 07-Feb-18 02:01
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 34 cladking 07-Feb-18 15:06
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 45 Audrey 07-Feb-18 01:59
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 42 Corpuscles 07-Feb-18 04:06
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 41 Audrey 07-Feb-18 05:48
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 35 Corpuscles 07-Feb-18 15:56
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 43 Corpuscles 07-Feb-18 15:51
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 35 cladking 07-Feb-18 16:11
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 40 Corpuscles 07-Feb-18 17:30
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 26 cladking 07-Feb-18 17:59
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 23 Warwick 07-Feb-18 19:23
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 27 cladking 07-Feb-18 19:51
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 21 Warwick 07-Feb-18 20:12
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 30 cladking 07-Feb-18 22:03
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 37 Martin Stower 07-Feb-18 22:27
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 26 cladking 08-Feb-18 01:49
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 22 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 13:38
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 36 Jon Ellison 07-Feb-18 22:40
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 37 Audrey 07-Feb-18 22:05
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 42 Thanos5150 07-Feb-18 22:17
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 26 Merrell 09-Feb-18 23:22
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 15 Origyptian 10-Feb-18 15:45
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 45 Corpuscles 07-Feb-18 23:08
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 34 Jon Ellison 08-Feb-18 01:36
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 43 Corpuscles 08-Feb-18 02:53
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 35 Jon Ellison 08-Feb-18 11:13
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 36 Corpuscles 08-Feb-18 13:47
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 28 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 14:44
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 24 Jon Ellison 08-Feb-18 18:00
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 27 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 19:03
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 26 R Avry Wilson 08-Feb-18 19:37
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 30 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 20:17
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 32 Martin Stower 08-Feb-18 20:29
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 25 R Avry Wilson 08-Feb-18 21:09
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 25 Origyptian 09-Feb-18 12:59
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 31 sfbey 09-Feb-18 15:00
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 39 Merrell 09-Feb-18 15:19
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 40 sfbey 09-Feb-18 15:36
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 31 Origyptian 09-Feb-18 18:16
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 25 sfbey 09-Feb-18 18:56
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 32 Origyptian 09-Feb-18 19:30
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 42 sfbey 09-Feb-18 20:07
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 37 Martin Stower 10-Feb-18 00:33
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 34 Merrell 09-Feb-18 20:54
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 29 Origyptian 09-Feb-18 21:18
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 34 Merrell 09-Feb-18 23:05
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 32 Origyptian 10-Feb-18 15:24
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 31 Merrell 11-Feb-18 07:44
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 30 cladking 09-Feb-18 23:26
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 15 Origyptian 10-Feb-18 15:49
Re: Merer plotted in a graph -edited 30 cladking 10-Feb-18 15:55
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 53 Corpuscles 10-Feb-18 00:07
Coming to a cinema near you ... 38 Merrell 10-Feb-18 08:27
Re: Coming to a cinema near you ... 18 cladking 10-Feb-18 15:46
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 25 Origyptian 10-Feb-18 15:51
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Re: Hannig dictionary Old Kingdom definition 37 Audrey 11-Feb-18 01:11
Re: Hannig dictionary Old Kingdom definition 36 Corpuscles 11-Feb-18 05:08
Re: Hannig dictionary Old Kingdom definition 23 Origyptian 11-Feb-18 16:36
Re: Hannig dictionary Old Kingdom definition 45 Merrell 11-Feb-18 17:22
Re: Hannig dictionary Old Kingdom definition 60 Audrey 11-Feb-18 21:12
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 31 Corpuscles 11-Feb-18 05:31
Swing That Cudgel 31 Barbelo 11-Feb-18 07:15
Re: Swing That Cudgel 32 cladking 11-Feb-18 15:07
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 16 Origyptian 11-Feb-18 16:52
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 28 Origyptian 09-Feb-18 18:08
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 30 sfbey 09-Feb-18 19:17
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 26 Origyptian 09-Feb-18 19:32
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 37 sfbey 09-Feb-18 20:10
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 24 Origyptian 09-Feb-18 21:00
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 26 sfbey 09-Feb-18 21:14
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 27 Origyptian 09-Feb-18 21:23
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 31 sfbey 09-Feb-18 21:29
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 34 cladking 08-Feb-18 21:22
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 36 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 13:54
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 29 Corpuscles 08-Feb-18 14:54
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 26 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 14:57
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 28 Corpuscles 08-Feb-18 15:37
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 14 Warwick 08-Feb-18 19:36
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 32 cladking 08-Feb-18 01:58
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 38 Corpuscles 08-Feb-18 03:31
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 31 Audrey 08-Feb-18 04:03
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 55 cladking 08-Feb-18 04:36
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 21 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 14:19
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 29 Corpuscles 08-Feb-18 16:06
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 23 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 16:53
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 32 Martin Stower 08-Feb-18 17:34
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 25 cladking 08-Feb-18 17:06
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 35 Audrey 08-Feb-18 03:56
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 18 Warwick 08-Feb-18 20:28
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 24 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 13:22
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 53 Martin Stower 07-Feb-18 10:58
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 44 Corpuscles 08-Feb-18 00:43
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 25 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 13:30
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 35 Martin Stower 08-Feb-18 14:27
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 20 cladking 08-Feb-18 14:33
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 29 Martin Stower 08-Feb-18 14:39
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 21 cladking 08-Feb-18 15:44
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 18 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 15:53
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 23 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 14:45
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 31 Martin Stower 08-Feb-18 15:22
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 26 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 15:49
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 29 Martin Stower 08-Feb-18 16:23
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 37 Corpuscles 08-Feb-18 16:42
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 19 Warwick 08-Feb-18 19:00
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 23 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 19:13
i cry foul 22 Warwick 08-Feb-18 19:22
Re: i cry foul 19 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 19:33
Re: i cry foul 21 Warwick 08-Feb-18 19:41
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 41 Corpuscles 08-Feb-18 22:52
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 40 Martin Stower 09-Feb-18 00:14
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 24 cladking 09-Feb-18 01:31
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 60 Corpuscles 09-Feb-18 01:58
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 51 Audrey 09-Feb-18 03:02
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 36 Martin Stower 09-Feb-18 13:54
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 21 Warwick 09-Feb-18 02:33
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 28 Audrey 09-Feb-18 03:01
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 26 Origyptian 09-Feb-18 13:10
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 47 Thanos5150 07-Feb-18 02:48
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 46 Audrey 07-Feb-18 03:51
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 38 Origyptian 07-Feb-18 13:51
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 63 Audrey 07-Feb-18 03:40
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 45 Warwick 07-Feb-18 05:12
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 33 cladking 07-Feb-18 14:15
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 47 Audrey 07-Feb-18 18:01
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 33 Warwick 07-Feb-18 19:09
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 31 Origyptian 07-Feb-18 19:17
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 29 cladking 07-Feb-18 19:46
Your word.... 33 Warwick 07-Feb-18 20:15
Egyptologists are Wrong. 32 cladking 07-Feb-18 20:21
Re: Egyptologists are Wrong. 32 Warwick 07-Feb-18 20:25
Re: Your word.... 42 Origyptian 07-Feb-18 20:46
Re: Your word.... 30 Warwick 08-Feb-18 18:07
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 39 R Avry Wilson 07-Feb-18 19:39
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 66 Martin Stower 07-Feb-18 12:49
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 45 Merrell 07-Feb-18 17:06
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