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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 1313 Audrey 06-Feb-18 04:37
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 155 Origyptian 06-Feb-18 13:56
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 146 Origyptian 06-Feb-18 19:50
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 154 Jon Ellison 06-Feb-18 21:39
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 166 Martin Stower 07-Feb-18 00:48
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Re: Devastating to Scott's Thesis 149 Martin Stower 07-Feb-18 00:42
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 148 Martin Stower 07-Feb-18 00:44
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 171 Jon Ellison 06-Feb-18 16:22
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 136 Origyptian 06-Feb-18 19:52
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 107 Jon Ellison 06-Feb-18 21:23
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 166 Audrey 07-Feb-18 00:56
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 127 Thanos5150 07-Feb-18 02:56
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 148 Audrey 07-Feb-18 03:55
Desertification 138 Warwick 07-Feb-18 05:16
a note re "up" 129 Warwick 06-Feb-18 20:00
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 175 Thanos5150 06-Feb-18 21:25
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 136 Origyptian 06-Feb-18 22:22
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 175 Martin Stower 07-Feb-18 00:24
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 120 Corpuscles 07-Feb-18 01:19
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 160 cladking 07-Feb-18 01:26
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 166 Audrey 07-Feb-18 02:01
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 165 Audrey 07-Feb-18 01:59
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 154 Corpuscles 07-Feb-18 04:06
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 139 Audrey 07-Feb-18 05:48
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 147 Martin Stower 07-Feb-18 22:27
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 127 cladking 08-Feb-18 01:49
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 125 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 13:38
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 117 Jon Ellison 07-Feb-18 22:40
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 118 Audrey 07-Feb-18 22:05
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 150 Thanos5150 07-Feb-18 22:17
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 116 Merrell 09-Feb-18 23:22
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 100 Origyptian 10-Feb-18 15:45
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 102 Jon Ellison 08-Feb-18 01:36
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 135 Jon Ellison 08-Feb-18 11:13
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 155 Corpuscles 08-Feb-18 13:47
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 136 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 14:44
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 109 Jon Ellison 08-Feb-18 18:00
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 119 R Avry Wilson 08-Feb-18 19:37
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 122 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 20:17
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 138 Martin Stower 08-Feb-18 20:29
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 115 R Avry Wilson 08-Feb-18 21:09
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 112 Origyptian 09-Feb-18 12:59
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 105 sfbey 09-Feb-18 15:00
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 106 Origyptian 09-Feb-18 18:16
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 113 cladking 09-Feb-18 23:26
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 99 Origyptian 10-Feb-18 15:49
Re: Merer plotted in a graph -edited 128 cladking 10-Feb-18 15:55
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 109 Corpuscles 11-Feb-18 05:31
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 94 Origyptian 11-Feb-18 16:52
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 97 Origyptian 09-Feb-18 18:08
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 145 cladking 08-Feb-18 21:22
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 125 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 13:54
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 113 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 14:19
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 117 cladking 08-Feb-18 15:44
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 109 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 15:53
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 126 Martin Stower 08-Feb-18 15:22
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 111 Martin Stower 08-Feb-18 16:23
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 141 Corpuscles 08-Feb-18 16:42
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 69 Warwick 08-Feb-18 19:00
Re: Merer plotted in a graph 114 Origyptian 08-Feb-18 19:13
i cry foul 110 Warwick 08-Feb-18 19:22
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 136 Corpuscles 08-Feb-18 22:52
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Re: Merer plotted in a graph 131 Thanos5150 07-Feb-18 02:48
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Your word.... 135 Warwick 07-Feb-18 20:15
Egyptologists are Wrong. 105 cladking 07-Feb-18 20:21
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Re: Your word.... 145 Origyptian 07-Feb-18 20:46
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