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loveritas wrote:

> Hi Martin,
>
> Whoever made the decision to cease work on Menkaure is
> irrelevant.

To what exactly? It’s certainly relevant to the condition of the complex: why it is as it is.

> The fact is, that Menkaure should reflect an equal or higher
> degree of workmanship than Khufu given the fact that it is
> smaller and the masons had a longer period of construction
> time, as well as the logical assumption that their skills
> should have improved with the construction of the previous
> pyramids.

Standards go down as well as up.

> And why would a choice be to use granite and not limestone,
> considering transportation and the extra difficulty in dressing
> that type of stone?

The same question goes for all of the granite at Giza, including the casing (first two courses) of Khafre. Use of granite is not exclusive to Menkaure.

> And mud brick? For a god?

It’s in Reisner:

[www.gizapyramids.org]

You need to deal with things as they are, not as you think they must be.

M.


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Inconsistencies 1516 Morten 25-Feb-13 08:44
Re: Inconsistencies 358 Scott Creighton 25-Feb-13 12:31
Re: Inconsistencies 313 Bobajot 25-Feb-13 12:47
Re: Inconsistencies 346 Scott Creighton 25-Feb-13 12:53
Re: Inconsistencies 302 Bobajot 26-Feb-13 00:14
Re: Inconsistencies 349 Titus Livius 26-Feb-13 10:46
Re: Inconsistencies 378 Morten 26-Feb-13 11:10
Re: Inconsistencies 384 Titus Livius 26-Feb-13 16:39
Re: Inconsistencies 296 cladking 26-Feb-13 16:52
Re: Inconsistencies 347 Mr.Ward 27-Feb-13 14:08
Re: Inconsistencies 338 Archae Solenhofen 28-Feb-13 04:19
Re: Inconsistencies 619 Scott Creighton 28-Feb-13 10:26
Re: Inconsistencies 399 Thanos5150 28-Feb-13 19:21
Re: Inconsistencies 426 Archae Solenhofen 28-Feb-13 22:17
Re: Inconsistencies 306 WoDoJo 03-Mar-13 22:47
Inconsistency #2 and #3 323 Morten 25-Feb-13 15:22
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 280 cladking 25-Feb-13 16:02
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 321 Morten 25-Feb-13 19:57
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 343 Scott Creighton 25-Feb-13 16:11
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 340 Thunderbird 25-Feb-13 17:52
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 327 Scott Creighton 25-Feb-13 18:32
A Further Question 278 loveritas 26-Feb-13 01:41
Let's Try A Third Time 306 loveritas 28-Feb-13 12:30
Re: Let's Try A Third Time 302 Scott Creighton 28-Feb-13 12:56
Re: Let's Try A Third Time 349 loveritas 28-Feb-13 20:53
Re: Let's Try A Third Time 325 Scott Creighton 28-Feb-13 21:08
Re: Let's Try A Third Time 333 loveritas 28-Feb-13 21:26
Re: Let's Try A Third Time 331 Scott Creighton 28-Feb-13 21:39
This Is the Table 355 loveritas 28-Feb-13 23:18
Re: This Is the Table 309 Scott Creighton 01-Mar-13 13:08
Re: This Is the Table 344 loveritas 01-Mar-13 23:15
Re: This Is the Table 319 Scott Creighton 01-Mar-13 23:48
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 344 Morten 25-Feb-13 19:50
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 308 Scott Creighton 25-Feb-13 20:10
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 346 Morten 25-Feb-13 21:04
Re: The Western Flowing Nile 376 Thunderbird 25-Feb-13 21:55
Re: The Western Flowing Nile 371 Morten 25-Feb-13 22:19
Re: The Western Flowing Nile 474 cladking 25-Feb-13 23:15
Re: The Western Flowing Nile 496 Thunderbird 26-Feb-13 03:43
Re: The Western Flowing Nile 383 cladking 26-Feb-13 04:29
Re: The Great Rift..... 276 Thunderbird 26-Feb-13 05:08
Re: The Great Rift..... 371 cladking 26-Feb-13 05:22
Re: The Western Flowing Nile 314 loveritas 26-Feb-13 06:04
Re: The Western Flowing Nile 333 cladking 26-Feb-13 16:28
Re: Cladking/Lover 335 Thunderbird 26-Feb-13 22:38
Re: Cladking/Lover 305 cladking 27-Feb-13 01:56
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 311 MJT 25-Feb-13 22:31
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 336 Morten 25-Feb-13 23:11
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 327 Scott Creighton 26-Feb-13 11:40
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 308 Morten 26-Feb-13 12:00
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 328 Scott Creighton 26-Feb-13 12:59
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 349 Morten 26-Feb-13 13:33
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 345 Scott Creighton 26-Feb-13 13:58
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 317 Morten 26-Feb-13 20:00
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 295 Scott Creighton 26-Feb-13 20:16
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 345 Spiros 26-Feb-13 21:27
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 395 Morten 26-Feb-13 21:53
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 324 Scott Creighton 26-Feb-13 22:44
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 401 Thanos5150 27-Feb-13 00:58
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 290 Scott Creighton 27-Feb-13 11:16
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 318 Morten 02-Mar-13 16:32
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 335 Scott Creighton 02-Mar-13 20:27
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 325 Morten 02-Mar-13 22:02
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 311 Scott Creighton 02-Mar-13 22:10
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 347 MJT 02-Mar-13 23:27
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 239 Scott Creighton 03-Mar-13 09:44
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 334 Morten 03-Mar-13 04:26
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 314 Scott Creighton 03-Mar-13 10:01
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 328 Morten 03-Mar-13 20:53
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 336 Scott Creighton 04-Mar-13 00:53
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 314 MJT 04-Mar-13 02:00
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 347 Scott Creighton 04-Mar-13 10:35
Re: Why allways....thru the eye's of the Egyptologist 325 Thunderbird 03-Mar-13 02:58
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 335 Thunderbird 25-Feb-13 20:39
Inconsistency #4 344 Morten 26-Feb-13 08:23
Menkaure ? 323 loveritas 26-Feb-13 11:04
Re: Menkaure ? 294 Morten 26-Feb-13 11:40
Re: Menkaure ? 343 loveritas 26-Feb-13 20:56
Re: Menkaure ? 300 MJT 26-Feb-13 22:38
Re: Menkaure ? 329 loveritas 26-Feb-13 22:58
Re: Menkaure ? 313 MJT 27-Feb-13 00:05
Re: Menkaure ? 288 loveritas 27-Feb-13 01:33
Re: Menkaure ? 341 MJT 28-Feb-13 17:25
Re: Menkaure ? 296 cladking 28-Feb-13 17:35
Re: Menkaure ? 358 MJT 28-Feb-13 17:54
Re: Menkaure ? 343 cladking 28-Feb-13 21:50
Re: Menkaure ? 349 loveritas 28-Feb-13 20:58
Re: Menkaure ? 359 MJT 28-Feb-13 22:05
Re: Menkaure ? 326 loveritas 28-Feb-13 23:28
Re: Menkaure ? 327 MJT 01-Mar-13 00:44
Re: Menkaure ? 342 loveritas 01-Mar-13 01:15
Re: Menkaure ? 382 MJT 01-Mar-13 07:36
A Flight of Fancy 366 loveritas 01-Mar-13 10:50
Re: A Flight of Fancy 310 MJT 01-Mar-13 13:37
Re: A Flight of Fancy 379 loveritas 01-Mar-13 23:09
Re: A Flight of Fancy 331 MJT 02-Mar-13 01:53
Re: A Flight of Fancy 337 loveritas 02-Mar-13 06:54
Re: A Flight of Fancy 297 MJT 02-Mar-13 11:00
Re: A Flight of Fancy 331 loveritas 02-Mar-13 11:26
Re: A Flight of Fancy 325 MJT 02-Mar-13 12:23
Re: A Flight of Fancy 392 loveritas 02-Mar-13 20:57
Re: A Flight of Fancy 336 Scott Creighton 02-Mar-13 21:03
Re: A Flight of Fancy 356 MJT 02-Mar-13 22:52
Re: A Flight of Fancy 310 Thanos5150 03-Mar-13 01:46
Re: A Flight of Fancy 317 MJT 03-Mar-13 02:23
Re: A Flight of Fancy 387 MJT 03-Mar-13 02:38
Re: A Flight of Fancy 355 Thanos5150 03-Mar-13 18:08
Re: A Flight of Fancy 319 MJT 03-Mar-13 19:09
Re: A Flight of Fancy 342 Thanos5150 03-Mar-13 20:20
Re: A Flight of Fancy 289 MJT 08-Mar-13 00:14
Re: A Flight of Fancy 329 Thanos5150 08-Mar-13 05:10
Re: A Flight of Fancy 347 charly 08-Mar-13 19:30
Re: A Flight of Fancy 344 Thanos5150 08-Mar-13 23:18
Re: A Flight of Fancy 342 cladking 08-Mar-13 23:35
Re: A Flight of Fancy 320 Thanos5150 09-Mar-13 06:24
Re: Menkaure ? 319 cladking 01-Mar-13 15:34
Re: Menkaure ? 305 MJT 01-Mar-13 20:41
Re: Menkaure ? 325 cladking 01-Mar-13 21:03
Re: I don't bother to read the post itself. 345 Thunderbird 01-Mar-13 21:48
Re: I don't bother to read the post itself. 330 MJT 01-Mar-13 23:48
Re: I don't bother to read the post itself. 362 Scott Creighton 01-Mar-13 23:55
Re: I don't bother to read the post itself. 351 MJT 02-Mar-13 00:48
Re: I don't bother to read the post itself. 334 Scott Creighton 02-Mar-13 06:16
Re: Menkaure ? 339 Martin Stower 02-Mar-13 15:48
Re: Menkaure ? 338 loveritas 02-Mar-13 21:10
Re: Menkaure ? 303 Scott Creighton 02-Mar-13 21:54
Re: Menkaure ? 339 Martin Stower 04-Mar-13 15:57
Re: Menkaure ? 343 loveritas 04-Mar-13 20:39
Re: Menkaure ? 330 Martin Stower 06-Mar-13 14:45
Re: Menkaure ? 353 loveritas 06-Mar-13 20:22
Re: Menkaure ? 388 Martin Stower 08-Mar-13 18:14
Re: Menkaure ? 330 Scott Creighton 08-Mar-13 18:23
Re: Menkaure ? 349 Martin Stower 08-Mar-13 18:49
Re: Menkaure ? 377 Scott Creighton 08-Mar-13 19:46
Re: Menkaure ? 378 Martin Stower 09-Mar-13 14:20
Re: Menkaure ? 350 Scott Creighton 09-Mar-13 14:43
Re: Menkaure ? 339 Martin Stower 09-Mar-13 15:38
Re: Menkaure ? 366 Scott Creighton 09-Mar-13 15:43
Re: Menkaure ? 348 Martin Stower 09-Mar-13 15:49
Re: Menkaure ? 361 Scott Creighton 09-Mar-13 15:59
Re: Menkaure ? 355 Martin Stower 11-Mar-13 15:29
Re: Menkaure ? 320 Scott Creighton 11-Mar-13 15:48
Re: Menkaure ? 345 Martin Stower 11-Mar-13 18:37
Re: Menkaure ? 318 Scott Creighton 11-Mar-13 18:47
Re: Menkaure ? 356 Martin Stower 11-Mar-13 18:53
Re: Menkaure ? 375 cladking 09-Mar-13 16:40
Re: evidence of the intentions or actions of the builders. 349 Thunderbird 08-Mar-13 19:48
Re: evidence of the intentions or actions of the builders. 280 Martin Stower 09-Mar-13 14:28
Re: ? 293 cladking 08-Mar-13 21:14
Re: ? 252 Martin Stower 09-Mar-13 14:25
Re: Menkaure ? 334 Archae Solenhofen 04-Mar-13 18:27
Re: Menkaure ? 325 loveritas 05-Mar-13 06:52
Re: Menkaure ? 340 Archae Solenhofen 05-Mar-13 19:51
Re: Menkaure ? 346 loveritas 05-Mar-13 20:47
Re: The View 398 Thunderbird 06-Mar-13 21:35
Re: Inconsistency #4 351 Scott Creighton 26-Feb-13 11:40
Re: Inconsistency #4 327 Morten 26-Feb-13 12:30
Re: Inconsistency #4 335 Scott Creighton 26-Feb-13 12:59
Re: Inconsistency #4 317 Morten 26-Feb-13 13:22
Re: Inconsistency #4 297 Scott Creighton 26-Feb-13 14:00
Re: Inconsistency #4 344 Morten 26-Feb-13 20:17
Re: Inconsistency #4 253 Scott Creighton 26-Feb-13 20:19
Re: Inconsistency #4 353 Martin Stower 02-Mar-13 15:21
Re: Inconsistency #4 341 cladking 26-Feb-13 16:11
The phrase hr mr 300 Martin Stower 02-Mar-13 13:53
Re: The phrase hr mr 348 Martin Stower 02-Mar-13 15:15
Re: The phrase hr mr 409 Martin Stower 02-Mar-13 15:34
Re: The phrase hr mr 286 Merrell 02-Mar-13 16:11
Mod Note > Link Edit(s) 354 Dr. Troglodyte 02-Mar-13 16:58
Mod Note > Link Edit(s) - Update 332 Dr. Troglodyte 03-Mar-13 19:26
Re: Mod Note > Link Edit(s) - Update 332 Martin Stower 05-Mar-13 17:12
Re: Mod Note > Link Edit(s) - Update 326 Bobajot 05-Mar-13 18:20
Re: Mod Note > Link Edit(s) - Update 323 Martin Stower 05-Mar-13 18:23
Re: The phrase hr mr 333 Morten 02-Mar-13 16:06


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