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Hello hendrik dirker; you wrote: ”I did not watch the video, therefore wonder whether the logistics concerning transport has been soberly considered... 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.”

Having not seen the video, puts one at a disadvantage in this discussion; at the +/- 45:40 mark, the narrator states “68,000” casing stones. These are among the materials transported from the Turah quarries by boat. As referenced by Merrell, Dr. Smith approximated 100,000 casing blocks [he consistently references the number at “98,000”].

You continue: ”So, 2,000,000 ÷ 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…”

There is indeed ‘irony’ in the figures you present, as noted above, 100,000 Turah blocks represents only 5% of the material required for construction. There was certainly a fleet of boats similar to Merer's and his crew; why do you imagine ”3 vessels”? Regarding “displacement capacity”, Egyptian transport boats and barges were capable of conveying loads of 100 to 1,000 metric tons.

You continue: ”Imagine the pressure daddy Sneferu was under - two gigantic pyramids at Dashur, in the same span of time... (their time on the throne 23 & 24 years respectively) and remember, there was no cross-generational business...”

This statement is unevidenced and contradicted by the subsequent Kings who completed (albeit nominally, satisfying Heka necessities) the funerary complexes of their predecessors. Djedfre sealed Khufu’s boat pit, at a minimum, and Shepseskaf used mud brick architecture to consummate Menkaure’s temples.

You conclude: ”Egyptologists really should stick to vases & potsherds.”

‘Egyptologists’, and the various professionals with whom they confer, are the anathema of the misinformed.

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Subject Views Written By Posted
Constructing Khufu Video 827 Dr. Troglodyte 14-Dec-18 23:09
Re: Constructing Khufu Video 234 Merrell 15-Dec-18 10:14
Re: Constructing Khufu 235 hendrik dirker 15-Dec-18 12:51
Re: Constructing Khufu 214 Merrell 15-Dec-18 13:55
Re: Constructing Khufu 223 Thanos5150 15-Dec-18 15:35
Re: Constructing Khufu 220 Merrell 15-Dec-18 16:10
Re: Constructing Khufu 213 cladking 15-Dec-18 18:37
Re: Constructing Khufu 195 Merrell 15-Dec-18 20:06
Re: Constructing Khufu 293 Thanos5150 16-Dec-18 06:45
Re: Constructing Khufu 213 Dr. Troglodyte 15-Dec-18 19:06
Re: general 226 hendrik dirker 16-Dec-18 07:06
Specific 167 Dr. Troglodyte 16-Dec-18 18:27
Re: Specific 150 Thanos5150 17-Dec-18 02:26
Re: Specific 183 cladking 17-Dec-18 03:02
Re: Specific 149 Martin Stower 17-Dec-18 17:20
Re: Specific 137 Warwick 17-Dec-18 17:36
Re: Specific 144 cladking 17-Dec-18 17:42
Re: Specific 141 Warwick 17-Dec-18 17:50
Re: Specific 168 Merrell 17-Dec-18 18:04
Re: Specific 141 cladking 17-Dec-18 18:24
Re: Specific 204 Martin Stower 18-Dec-18 02:48
Re: Specific 135 cladking 18-Dec-18 15:18
Re: Specific 231 Martin Stower 18-Dec-18 15:35
Re: Specific 134 Warwick 17-Dec-18 17:38
Re: Specific 133 cladking 17-Dec-18 18:04
Re: Specific 129 Warwick 17-Dec-18 19:37
Re: general 143 Martin Stower 16-Dec-18 21:10
A drive thru the Memphite Necropolis 145 Warwick 16-Dec-18 21:20
Re: Constructing Khufu Video 203 cladking 15-Dec-18 21:38
Re: Constructing Khufu Video 181 cladking 15-Dec-18 22:41


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