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hendrik dirker Wrote:

> I did not watch the video, therefore wonder
> whether the logistics concerning transport has
> been soberly considered...

I can't follow the logic here.

The video shows the construction of a replica vessel, carrying just one block - obviously, this was just a trial, to see if the exercise could be carried out at all with a small quantity only.

Speaking ball park
> statistics, it is estimated that the GP, alone,
> comprise some 2 million building blocks, which
> taken over the reign of the immodest King Khufu,
> panned out at positioning (that's after delivery
> on site and raising it uuUP) -i.e.
> placement, one per minute round the clock (24hrs)
> - according to Dr. I.E.S. Edwards, 9 million tons
> in two decades, or so.
> So, 2,000,000 รท 3 vessels ironically, equate to
> 666,666.66666666 per boat (granted, there may have
> been a larger fleet). I have no idea what the
> displacement capacity of these may be, however,
> cannot imagine its too great... The statisticians
> and quantity surveyors will be able to calculate
> accordingly.

As I understand it, Merer was transporting limestone from Turah for the casing blocks - perhaps 100,000 of them?

The rest of the blocks were quarried nearby at Giza (see for example here, 631, 638).

> Then there is the wind... I doubt it prevailed day
> & night, month in & out for all those years -

Merer and his men appear to have sailed or rowed in daylight hours, and moored the vessel during the hours of darkness so that they could rest.

And they weren't relying on wind all the time. From my previous post:

... they used the Nile's current to row downstream with their load of stone blocks, and, having unloaded, were then able to use the wind to sail back upstream (30:30).

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Constructing Khufu Video 923 Dr. Troglodyte 14-Dec-18 23:09
Re: Constructing Khufu Video 303 Merrell 15-Dec-18 10:14
Re: Constructing Khufu 292 hendrik dirker 15-Dec-18 12:51
Re: Constructing Khufu 254 Merrell 15-Dec-18 13:55
Re: Constructing Khufu 267 Thanos5150 15-Dec-18 15:35
Re: Constructing Khufu 265 Merrell 15-Dec-18 16:10
Re: Constructing Khufu 259 cladking 15-Dec-18 18:37
Re: Constructing Khufu 241 Merrell 15-Dec-18 20:06
Re: Constructing Khufu 402 Thanos5150 16-Dec-18 06:45
Re: Constructing Khufu 259 Dr. Troglodyte 15-Dec-18 19:06
Re: general 282 hendrik dirker 16-Dec-18 07:06
Specific 212 Dr. Troglodyte 16-Dec-18 18:27
Re: Specific 200 Thanos5150 17-Dec-18 02:26
Re: Specific 226 cladking 17-Dec-18 03:02
Re: Specific 190 Martin Stower 17-Dec-18 17:20
Re: Specific 179 Warwick 17-Dec-18 17:36
Re: Specific 178 cladking 17-Dec-18 17:42
Re: Specific 185 Warwick 17-Dec-18 17:50
Re: Specific 209 Merrell 17-Dec-18 18:04
Re: Specific 180 cladking 17-Dec-18 18:24
Re: Specific 267 Martin Stower 18-Dec-18 02:48
Re: Specific 186 cladking 18-Dec-18 15:18
Re: Specific 280 Martin Stower 18-Dec-18 15:35
Re: Specific 179 Warwick 17-Dec-18 17:38
Re: Specific 168 cladking 17-Dec-18 18:04
Re: Specific 176 Warwick 17-Dec-18 19:37
Re: general 186 Martin Stower 16-Dec-18 21:10
A drive thru the Memphite Necropolis 187 Warwick 16-Dec-18 21:20
Re: Constructing Khufu Video 255 cladking 15-Dec-18 21:38
Re: Constructing Khufu Video 233 cladking 15-Dec-18 22:41

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