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Hello hendrik dirker:

The OP did not characterize the video as 'blockbuster'; the ‘observations’ of other Poster’s are their responsibility.

The video stated “two and a half million stone blocks”; Dr. Smith (page 203) wrote:

”The quarries were required to produce 2.3 million blocks of stone of various sizes—2.2 million blocks of limestone from Giza, 98,000 casing stones from Turah, and several hundred granite beams and blocks (and the sarcophagus) from Aswan. Clearly, the 2.2 million blocks of Giza limestone drove the schedule…”

The oft repeated misconception of the ”rate of placement” assumes setting only one-block-after-another. The reality differs in the utilization of multiple crews transporting and placing stones simultaneously. Smith details an analysis of the Workforce’s rate of “blocks-per-hour” (pages 207-209), stating:

”First I considered stone block production requirements based on a five-, ten-, or fifteen-year construction schedule to see if the Giza quarry could produce the required amount of stone within this time…To meet these construction schedules, it is necessary to deliver 2.2 million stone blocks to the work area at these rates:

The “blocks-per-hour” number shown above is the "average number", not the optimum. A more realistic production rate would be higher at the lower courses (when there are many blocks to place) and lower at the higher courses as the difficulty increases (and there are fewer blocks).” [Emphasis mine]

Dr. Troglodyte

“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?“ - Decimus Junius Juvenalis

“Numero, Pondere et Mensura“

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Constructing Khufu Video 829 Dr. Troglodyte 14-Dec-18 23:09
Re: Constructing Khufu Video 235 Merrell 15-Dec-18 10:14
Re: Constructing Khufu 236 hendrik dirker 15-Dec-18 12:51
Re: Constructing Khufu 215 Merrell 15-Dec-18 13:55
Re: Constructing Khufu 226 Thanos5150 15-Dec-18 15:35
Re: Constructing Khufu 221 Merrell 15-Dec-18 16:10
Re: Constructing Khufu 215 cladking 15-Dec-18 18:37
Re: Constructing Khufu 195 Merrell 15-Dec-18 20:06
Re: Constructing Khufu 296 Thanos5150 16-Dec-18 06:45
Re: Constructing Khufu 215 Dr. Troglodyte 15-Dec-18 19:06
Re: general 227 hendrik dirker 16-Dec-18 07:06
Specific 170 Dr. Troglodyte 16-Dec-18 18:27
Re: Specific 155 Thanos5150 17-Dec-18 02:26
Re: Specific 184 cladking 17-Dec-18 03:02
Re: Specific 150 Martin Stower 17-Dec-18 17:20
Re: Specific 137 Warwick 17-Dec-18 17:36
Re: Specific 146 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 205 Martin Stower 18-Dec-18 02:48
Re: Specific 136 cladking 18-Dec-18 15:18
Re: Specific 233 Martin Stower 18-Dec-18 15:35
Re: Specific 135 Warwick 17-Dec-18 17:38
Re: Specific 133 cladking 17-Dec-18 18:04
Re: Specific 130 Warwick 17-Dec-18 19:37
Re: general 144 Martin Stower 16-Dec-18 21:10
A drive thru the Memphite Necropolis 145 Warwick 16-Dec-18 21:20
Re: Constructing Khufu Video 204 cladking 15-Dec-18 21:38
Re: Constructing Khufu Video 182 cladking 15-Dec-18 22:41

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