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Merrell Wrote:
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> Corpuscles Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> ...
>
> > Though the stones were brought as close as 1/800
>
> > inch, or, in fact into contact, and the mean
> > opening of the joint was a mere 1/50 [of an]
> inch,
> > yet the builders managed to fill the joint with
> > cement, despite the great area of it, and the
> > weight of the stone to be moved -some 16 tons.
> > To merely place the stones in exact contact
> at
> > the sides would be careful work; but to do so
> with
> > cement in the joint seams seems almost
> > impossible

> > [/quote]
> >
> > The is no punctuation 'full stop' after the
> word
> > "impossible"
>
> Well spotted, Corp: I'd seen that, which was why I
> didn't insert it at the end the text that I
> quoted.
>
> I don't know why it was omitted: typographers of
> that era were usually pretty careful. However,
> the omission doesn't of course explain the later
> addition of the "equal to opticians' work of the
> present day, but on a scale of acres" from another
> text altogether.
>
> > Not being dogmatic, just for interest
> sake,
> > but if they could join stone so solidly then
> when
> > next perusing photographs or the real actual
> large
> > megaliths at Giza (eg such as the stone in G2
> > Valley temple), pause to note signs that
> smaller
> > blocks (still arranged in correct strata),
> > might have been welded together.
>
> Reisner has not a word to say on the
> subject of welding, I'm afraid ... although on
> pg. 89 there is a brief discussion (and figure) of
> brickwork, stretcher-work and bonding (and, on pg.
> 90, free-standing walls). Plate 6b shows a wall,
> crude brick-casing partly stripped of plaster.
> All I can say is that nothing that might resemble
> evidence of welding, or geopolymer, seemed
> immediately visible …

Merrell

It just goes to show that even I , who is pedantic about reading an entire thread in flat view (always unless acknowledged). I missed what you "quoted". Sorry!

I realise you will wriggle and squirm , and argue, at almost anything outside of orthodoxy.

However, I will back W M F Petrie and Col H Vyse over Reisner - any day ,any time. He (Reisner) made some minor boo-boos !
With your much greater knowledge of Egyptology than mine, you would be WELL aware that not all, are capable of addressing all of the associated /related fields and technical areas of interest.

The fact is the bond noted by both gentleman IS extraordinary. They AE possessed that technology. FACT!

Now you probably did not watch the later video (Not good quality nor entirely endorsed - 39 min with specific time markers identified in my reply to Hanslune)
Do so please, at least, infact ONLY, scroll to exactly 25min mark (Sacsayhuaman) and then do some intense research and advise how the crystalline structure shown at the joints, could change as depicted , if it was natural stone.
Any suggestion at all !!!!!!????? Welcome.

Thanks I will read your link later.

Cheers

PS Tit bit of exciting news for all!

I received a PM from Philip Femano a.k.a "Origyptian"
I feel many will be delighted that he is still alive and arguing (in friendly manner)
I am yet to reply Phil, I have to get over the shock and choose my words carefully.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03-Jan-20 23:50 by Corpuscles.

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Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 1482 Corpuscles 21-Dec-19 17:24
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 194 Open mind 22-Dec-19 02:28
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 154 Hanslune 22-Dec-19 05:58
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 134 Corpuscles 22-Dec-19 21:06
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 92 thinkitover 23-Dec-19 10:05
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 155 ocka 22-Dec-19 09:32
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 126 Hanslune 22-Dec-19 18:01
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 123 Thanos5150 23-Dec-19 16:53
Re: Tiahuanaco architect named 90 molder 23-Dec-19 22:16
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 91 Hanslune 23-Dec-19 23:44
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 88 Thanos5150 24-Dec-19 16:47
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 74 Hanslune 25-Dec-19 01:32
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 113 Thanos5150 25-Dec-19 02:43
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 81 Hanslune 27-Dec-19 23:09
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 75 Thanos5150 28-Dec-19 17:22
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 89 Corpuscles 29-Dec-19 06:33
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 76 Merrell 29-Dec-19 14:38
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 75 Corpuscles 29-Dec-19 20:31
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 73 Merrell 29-Dec-19 23:54
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 60 Corpuscles 01-Jan-20 00:03
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 59 Merrell 01-Jan-20 10:45
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 48 Corpuscles 01-Jan-20 18:32
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 66 Open mind 31-Dec-19 19:33
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 52 Merrell 31-Dec-19 23:06
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 63 Corpuscles 01-Jan-20 00:29
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 56 Open mind 01-Jan-20 03:02
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 89 Thanos5150 01-Jan-20 04:08
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 62 Corpuscles 01-Jan-20 05:51
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 77 Thanos5150 01-Jan-20 06:59
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 71 Corpuscles 01-Jan-20 19:40
Basalt Pavers 65 Barbelo 01-Jan-20 21:33
Re: Basalt Pavers 59 Corpuscles 01-Jan-20 23:01
Re: Basalt Pavers 53 Barbelo 02-Jan-20 03:36
Re: Basalt Pavers 66 Corpuscles 02-Jan-20 05:42
Re: Basalt Pavers 57 Barbelo 02-Jan-20 06:41
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 70 Thanos5150 02-Jan-20 02:17
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 74 Corpuscles 02-Jan-20 05:03
Basalt Pillar 73 Barbelo 02-Jan-20 07:15
Re: Basalt Pillar 60 Open mind 02-Jan-20 15:43
Re: Basalt Pillar 65 Corpuscles 02-Jan-20 19:06
Re: Basalt Pillar 61 Barbelo 02-Jan-20 21:13
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 76 Thanos5150 02-Jan-20 18:08
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 78 Merrell 02-Jan-20 18:58
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 120 Martin Stower 03-Jan-20 11:15
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 70 Corpuscles 03-Jan-20 20:29
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 60 Merrell 03-Jan-20 21:45
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 65 Corpuscles 03-Jan-20 23:23
Sacsayhuaman 75 Barbelo 04-Jan-20 02:22
Re: Sacsayhuaman 72 Corpuscles 04-Jan-20 03:23
Re: Sacsayhuaman 68 Thanos5150 04-Jan-20 03:28
Re: Sacsayhuaman 62 Corpuscles 04-Jan-20 05:58
Re: Sacsayhuaman 112 Barbelo 04-Jan-20 11:16
Re: Sacsayhuaman 61 Thanos5150 05-Jan-20 15:58
Re: Sacsayhuaman 64 Barbelo 05-Jan-20 20:22
Re: Sacsayhuaman 52 Thanos5150 05-Jan-20 23:55
Re: Sacsayhuaman 55 Corpuscles 05-Jan-20 21:41
Re: Sacsayhuaman 57 Barbelo 05-Jan-20 23:40
Re: Sacsayhuaman 59 Thanos5150 05-Jan-20 23:59
Re: Sacsayhuaman 49 Open mind 06-Jan-20 01:08
Re: Sacsayhuaman 50 Corpuscles 06-Jan-20 02:29
Re: Sacsayhuaman 57 Barbelo 06-Jan-20 03:50
Re: Sacsayhuaman 55 Corpuscles 06-Jan-20 04:29
Re: Sacsayhuaman 61 Thanos5150 06-Jan-20 05:10
Re: Sacsayhuaman 59 Corpuscles 06-Jan-20 05:47
Re: Sacsayhuaman 64 Thanos5150 06-Jan-20 16:53
Re: Sacsayhuaman 49 Corpuscles 06-Jan-20 19:06
The Limestone Puddle 50 Barbelo 06-Jan-20 21:27
Re: Sacsayhuaman 55 Thanos5150 06-Jan-20 21:44
Re: Sacsayhuaman 53 Corpuscles 06-Jan-20 22:28
Re: Sacsayhuaman 62 Thanos5150 07-Jan-20 17:01
Re: Sacsayhuaman 48 Corpuscles 07-Jan-20 21:48
Re: Sacsayhuaman 48 Open mind 06-Jan-20 21:07
Re: Sacsayhuaman 54 Corpuscles 06-Jan-20 21:30
Re: Sacsayhuaman 42 Open mind 07-Jan-20 20:43
Re: Sacsayhuaman 46 Open mind 06-Jan-20 13:44
Re: Sacsayhuaman 52 Barbelo 06-Jan-20 11:07
Re: Sacsayhuaman 50 Corpuscles 06-Jan-20 05:16
Re: Sacsayhuaman 53 Barbelo 06-Jan-20 10:36
Re: Sacsayhuaman 53 seasmith 06-Jan-20 14:28
Re: Sacsayhuaman 50 Barbelo 06-Jan-20 20:46
Re: Sacsayhuaman 48 Open mind 06-Jan-20 16:41
Re: Sacsayhuaman 50 Barbelo 06-Jan-20 21:12
Re: Sacsayhuaman 50 Open mind 07-Jan-20 15:05
Re: Sacsayhuaman 55 Corpuscles 07-Jan-20 21:25
Nonsensical or Unnecessary? 48 Barbelo 07-Jan-20 23:51
Re: Nonsensical or Unnecessary? 58 Corpuscles 08-Jan-20 01:23
Re: Sacsayhuaman 49 Open mind 08-Jan-20 00:36
Re: Sacsayhuaman 49 Corpuscles 08-Jan-20 00:58
Re: Sacsayhuaman 50 Barbelo 08-Jan-20 01:12
Re: Sacsayhuaman 45 Open mind 08-Jan-20 02:06
Re: Sacsayhuaman 53 Barbelo 08-Jan-20 03:20
Re: Sacsayhuaman 66 Corpuscles 08-Jan-20 07:05
Re: Sacsayhuaman 47 Barbelo 08-Jan-20 12:01
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Re: Sacsayhuaman 49 Corpuscles 08-Jan-20 18:24
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Re: Sacsayhuaman 48 Corpuscles 08-Jan-20 21:44
LImestone vs Limestone 44 Barbelo 08-Jan-20 22:40
Re: LImestone vs Limestone 56 Corpuscles 08-Jan-20 23:47
Re: LImestone vs Limestone 51 Barbelo 09-Jan-20 01:57
Re: LImestone vs Limestone 58 Corpuscles 09-Jan-20 03:09
Re: Limestone vs Limestone 59 Barbelo 09-Jan-20 04:07
Re: Limestone vs Limestone 44 Open mind 09-Jan-20 16:06
Re: Limestone vs Limestone 46 Barbelo 09-Jan-20 20:49
Re: Limestone vs Limestone 43 Open mind 09-Jan-20 20:58
Re: Limestone vs Limestone 60 Barbelo 09-Jan-20 21:20
Re: Limestone vs Limestone 45 Open mind 10-Jan-20 15:12
Re: Limestone vs Limestone 52 Corpuscles 09-Jan-20 17:15
Re: LImestone vs Limestone 46 Open mind 09-Jan-20 15:25
Re:Sacsayhuaman 41 Corpuscles 10-Jan-20 07:00
Re: Re:Sacsayhuaman 39 Open mind 10-Jan-20 13:15
Re: Re:Sacsayhuaman 62 Corpuscles 10-Jan-20 14:34
Re: Re:Sacsayhuaman 39 Open mind 10-Jan-20 15:47
Re: Re:Sacsayhuaman 46 Open mind 10-Jan-20 15:58
Re: Re:Sacsayhuaman 48 Corpuscles 10-Jan-20 21:07
Re: Re:Sacsayhuaman 41 Corpuscles 10-Jan-20 21:00
Re: LImestone vs Limestone 63 Thanos5150 09-Jan-20 01:44
Tombomachay 54 Corpuscles 10-Jan-20 06:25
Re: Limestone vs Limestone 52 Barbelo 10-Jan-20 07:30
Re: Limestone vs Limestone 90 Corpuscles 10-Jan-20 11:41
Re: Limestone vs Limestone 61 Barbelo 11-Jan-20 05:25
Re: Limestone vs Limestone 53 Corpuscles 12-Jan-20 01:24
Now All You Have To Do Is Prove It 54 Barbelo 12-Jan-20 12:11
Re: Now All You Have To Do Is Prove It 59 Corpuscles 12-Jan-20 20:56
Re: Now All You Have To Do Is Prove It 64 Open mind 13-Jan-20 16:19
Re: Sacsayhuaman 43 Open mind 08-Jan-20 23:22
Re: Sacsayhuaman 48 Open mind 08-Jan-20 14:23
Re: Sacsayhuaman 40 Merrell 08-Jan-20 17:57
On the fence... 52 Racho 08-Jan-20 04:51
Re: On the fence... 45 Open mind 08-Jan-20 15:24
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 63 Merrell 04-Jan-20 09:04
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 62 Corpuscles 05-Jan-20 09:22
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 62 Martin Stower 03-Jan-20 23:28
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 56 Corpuscles 04-Jan-20 00:34
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 42 Open mind 05-Jan-20 16:19
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 54 Open mind 02-Jan-20 03:37
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 62 Merrell 01-Jan-20 14:10
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 57 Corpuscles 01-Jan-20 18:41
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 95 Corpuscles 22-Dec-19 21:13
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 86 Corpuscles 22-Dec-19 21:30
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 79 Open mind 22-Dec-19 22:12
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 73 WVK 23-Dec-19 15:21
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 70 Corpuscles 23-Dec-19 21:22
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 64 Open mind 23-Dec-19 23:22
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 89 Hanslune 22-Dec-19 22:58
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 83 seasmith 23-Dec-19 03:04
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 78 Hanslune 23-Dec-19 07:20
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 79 Corpuscles 23-Dec-19 09:43
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 70 Hanslune 23-Dec-19 23:28
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 89 Thanos5150 24-Dec-19 16:53
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 84 Hanslune 24-Dec-19 22:35
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 141 Thanos5150 23-Dec-19 19:29
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 146 Corpuscles 23-Dec-19 21:19
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