> 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]
> > 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
> > the sides would be careful work; but to do so
> > cement in the joint seams seems almost
> > impossible
> > [/quote]
> > The is no punctuation 'full stop' after the
> > "impossible"
> Well spotted, Corp: I'd seen that, which was why I
> didn't insert it at the end the text that I
> 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
> > but if they could join stone so solidly then
> > next perusing photographs or the real actual
> > megaliths at Giza (eg such as the stone in G2
> > Valley temple), pause to note signs that
> > 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 …
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.
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.