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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 911 Dr. Troglodyte 14-Dec-18 23:09
Re: Constructing Khufu Video 297 Merrell 15-Dec-18 10:14
Re: Constructing Khufu 287 hendrik dirker 15-Dec-18 12:51
Re: Constructing Khufu 248 Merrell 15-Dec-18 13:55
Re: Constructing Khufu 263 Thanos5150 15-Dec-18 15:35
Re: Constructing Khufu 260 Merrell 15-Dec-18 16:10
Re: Constructing Khufu 255 cladking 15-Dec-18 18:37
Re: Constructing Khufu 236 Merrell 15-Dec-18 20:06
Re: Constructing Khufu 396 Thanos5150 16-Dec-18 06:45
Re: Constructing Khufu 253 Dr. Troglodyte 15-Dec-18 19:06
Re: general 278 hendrik dirker 16-Dec-18 07:06
Specific 206 Dr. Troglodyte 16-Dec-18 18:27
Re: Specific 194 Thanos5150 17-Dec-18 02:26
Re: Specific 221 cladking 17-Dec-18 03:02
Re: Specific 186 Martin Stower 17-Dec-18 17:20
Re: Specific 174 Warwick 17-Dec-18 17:36
Re: Specific 172 cladking 17-Dec-18 17:42
Re: Specific 179 Warwick 17-Dec-18 17:50
Re: Specific 204 Merrell 17-Dec-18 18:04
Re: Specific 175 cladking 17-Dec-18 18:24
Re: Specific 257 Martin Stower 18-Dec-18 02:48
Re: Specific 180 cladking 18-Dec-18 15:18
Re: Specific 276 Martin Stower 18-Dec-18 15:35
Re: Specific 175 Warwick 17-Dec-18 17:38
Re: Specific 162 cladking 17-Dec-18 18:04
Re: Specific 171 Warwick 17-Dec-18 19:37
Re: general 181 Martin Stower 16-Dec-18 21:10
A drive thru the Memphite Necropolis 182 Warwick 16-Dec-18 21:20
Re: Constructing Khufu Video 249 cladking 15-Dec-18 21:38
Re: Constructing Khufu Video 227 cladking 15-Dec-18 22:41

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