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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 1457 Morten 25-Feb-13 08:44
Re: Inconsistencies 336 Scott Creighton 25-Feb-13 12:31
Re: Inconsistencies 292 Bobajot 25-Feb-13 12:47
Re: Inconsistencies 324 Scott Creighton 25-Feb-13 12:53
Re: Inconsistencies 280 Bobajot 26-Feb-13 00:14
Re: Inconsistencies 331 Titus Livius 26-Feb-13 10:46
Re: Inconsistencies 354 Morten 26-Feb-13 11:10
Re: Inconsistencies 363 Titus Livius 26-Feb-13 16:39
Re: Inconsistencies 276 cladking 26-Feb-13 16:52
Re: Inconsistencies 330 Mr.Ward 27-Feb-13 14:08
Re: Inconsistencies 318 Archae Solenhofen 28-Feb-13 04:19
Re: Inconsistencies 584 Scott Creighton 28-Feb-13 10:26
Re: Inconsistencies 378 Thanos5150 28-Feb-13 19:21
Re: Inconsistencies 400 Archae Solenhofen 28-Feb-13 22:17
Re: Inconsistencies 284 WoDoJo 03-Mar-13 22:47
Inconsistency #2 and #3 305 Morten 25-Feb-13 15:22
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 260 cladking 25-Feb-13 16:02
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 307 Morten 25-Feb-13 19:57
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 323 Scott Creighton 25-Feb-13 16:11
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 317 Thunderbird 25-Feb-13 17:52
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 306 Scott Creighton 25-Feb-13 18:32
A Further Question 255 loveritas 26-Feb-13 01:41
Let's Try A Third Time 291 loveritas 28-Feb-13 12:30
Re: Let's Try A Third Time 285 Scott Creighton 28-Feb-13 12:56
Re: Let's Try A Third Time 329 loveritas 28-Feb-13 20:53
Re: Let's Try A Third Time 308 Scott Creighton 28-Feb-13 21:08
Re: Let's Try A Third Time 309 loveritas 28-Feb-13 21:26
Re: Let's Try A Third Time 314 Scott Creighton 28-Feb-13 21:39
This Is the Table 331 loveritas 28-Feb-13 23:18
Re: This Is the Table 287 Scott Creighton 01-Mar-13 13:08
Re: This Is the Table 324 loveritas 01-Mar-13 23:15
Re: This Is the Table 298 Scott Creighton 01-Mar-13 23:48
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 321 Morten 25-Feb-13 19:50
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 291 Scott Creighton 25-Feb-13 20:10
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 322 Morten 25-Feb-13 21:04
Re: The Western Flowing Nile 357 Thunderbird 25-Feb-13 21:55
Re: The Western Flowing Nile 351 Morten 25-Feb-13 22:19
Re: The Western Flowing Nile 450 cladking 25-Feb-13 23:15
Re: The Western Flowing Nile 470 Thunderbird 26-Feb-13 03:43
Re: The Western Flowing Nile 362 cladking 26-Feb-13 04:29
Re: The Great Rift..... 255 Thunderbird 26-Feb-13 05:08
Re: The Great Rift..... 351 cladking 26-Feb-13 05:22
Re: The Western Flowing Nile 294 loveritas 26-Feb-13 06:04
Re: The Western Flowing Nile 311 cladking 26-Feb-13 16:28
Re: Cladking/Lover 315 Thunderbird 26-Feb-13 22:38
Re: Cladking/Lover 286 cladking 27-Feb-13 01:56
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 290 MJT 25-Feb-13 22:31
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 321 Morten 25-Feb-13 23:11
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 305 Scott Creighton 26-Feb-13 11:40
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 284 Morten 26-Feb-13 12:00
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 310 Scott Creighton 26-Feb-13 12:59
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 322 Morten 26-Feb-13 13:33
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 325 Scott Creighton 26-Feb-13 13:58
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 299 Morten 26-Feb-13 20:00
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 273 Scott Creighton 26-Feb-13 20:16
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 327 Spiros 26-Feb-13 21:27
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 375 Morten 26-Feb-13 21:53
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 301 Scott Creighton 26-Feb-13 22:44
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 378 Thanos5150 27-Feb-13 00:58
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 265 Scott Creighton 27-Feb-13 11:16
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 297 Morten 02-Mar-13 16:32
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 316 Scott Creighton 02-Mar-13 20:27
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 307 Morten 02-Mar-13 22:02
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 294 Scott Creighton 02-Mar-13 22:10
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 330 MJT 02-Mar-13 23:27
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 216 Scott Creighton 03-Mar-13 09:44
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 315 Morten 03-Mar-13 04:26
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 293 Scott Creighton 03-Mar-13 10:01
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 308 Morten 03-Mar-13 20:53
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 319 Scott Creighton 04-Mar-13 00:53
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 296 MJT 04-Mar-13 02:00
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 328 Scott Creighton 04-Mar-13 10:35
Re: Why allways....thru the eye's of the Egyptologist 308 Thunderbird 03-Mar-13 02:58
Re: Inconsistency #2 and #3 315 Thunderbird 25-Feb-13 20:39
Inconsistency #4 323 Morten 26-Feb-13 08:23
Menkaure ? 302 loveritas 26-Feb-13 11:04
Re: Menkaure ? 272 Morten 26-Feb-13 11:40
Re: Menkaure ? 324 loveritas 26-Feb-13 20:56
Re: Menkaure ? 282 MJT 26-Feb-13 22:38
Re: Menkaure ? 312 loveritas 26-Feb-13 22:58
Re: Menkaure ? 291 MJT 27-Feb-13 00:05
Re: Menkaure ? 269 loveritas 27-Feb-13 01:33
Re: Menkaure ? 319 MJT 28-Feb-13 17:25
Re: Menkaure ? 275 cladking 28-Feb-13 17:35
Re: Menkaure ? 342 MJT 28-Feb-13 17:54
Re: Menkaure ? 324 cladking 28-Feb-13 21:50
Re: Menkaure ? 330 loveritas 28-Feb-13 20:58
Re: Menkaure ? 343 MJT 28-Feb-13 22:05
Re: Menkaure ? 308 loveritas 28-Feb-13 23:28
Re: Menkaure ? 308 MJT 01-Mar-13 00:44
Re: Menkaure ? 324 loveritas 01-Mar-13 01:15
Re: Menkaure ? 365 MJT 01-Mar-13 07:36
A Flight of Fancy 349 loveritas 01-Mar-13 10:50
Re: A Flight of Fancy 291 MJT 01-Mar-13 13:37
Re: A Flight of Fancy 357 loveritas 01-Mar-13 23:09
Re: A Flight of Fancy 311 MJT 02-Mar-13 01:53
Re: A Flight of Fancy 315 loveritas 02-Mar-13 06:54
Re: A Flight of Fancy 281 MJT 02-Mar-13 11:00
Re: A Flight of Fancy 307 loveritas 02-Mar-13 11:26
Re: A Flight of Fancy 305 MJT 02-Mar-13 12:23
Re: A Flight of Fancy 376 loveritas 02-Mar-13 20:57
Re: A Flight of Fancy 312 Scott Creighton 02-Mar-13 21:03
Re: A Flight of Fancy 331 MJT 02-Mar-13 22:52
Re: A Flight of Fancy 288 Thanos5150 03-Mar-13 01:46
Re: A Flight of Fancy 296 MJT 03-Mar-13 02:23
Re: A Flight of Fancy 371 MJT 03-Mar-13 02:38
Re: A Flight of Fancy 338 Thanos5150 03-Mar-13 18:08
Re: A Flight of Fancy 303 MJT 03-Mar-13 19:09
Re: A Flight of Fancy 323 Thanos5150 03-Mar-13 20:20
Re: A Flight of Fancy 267 MJT 08-Mar-13 00:14
Re: A Flight of Fancy 308 Thanos5150 08-Mar-13 05:10
Re: A Flight of Fancy 324 charly 08-Mar-13 19:30
Re: A Flight of Fancy 324 Thanos5150 08-Mar-13 23:18
Re: A Flight of Fancy 325 cladking 08-Mar-13 23:35
Re: A Flight of Fancy 299 Thanos5150 09-Mar-13 06:24
Re: Menkaure ? 296 cladking 01-Mar-13 15:34
Re: Menkaure ? 286 MJT 01-Mar-13 20:41
Re: Menkaure ? 306 cladking 01-Mar-13 21:03
Re: I don't bother to read the post itself. 325 Thunderbird 01-Mar-13 21:48
Re: I don't bother to read the post itself. 313 MJT 01-Mar-13 23:48
Re: I don't bother to read the post itself. 335 Scott Creighton 01-Mar-13 23:55
Re: I don't bother to read the post itself. 329 MJT 02-Mar-13 00:48
Re: I don't bother to read the post itself. 315 Scott Creighton 02-Mar-13 06:16
Re: Menkaure ? 316 Martin Stower 02-Mar-13 15:48
Re: Menkaure ? 318 loveritas 02-Mar-13 21:10
Re: Menkaure ? 286 Scott Creighton 02-Mar-13 21:54
Re: Menkaure ? 320 Martin Stower 04-Mar-13 15:57
Re: Menkaure ? 325 loveritas 04-Mar-13 20:39
Re: Menkaure ? 306 Martin Stower 06-Mar-13 14:45
Re: Menkaure ? 333 loveritas 06-Mar-13 20:22
Re: Menkaure ? 358 Martin Stower 08-Mar-13 18:14
Re: Menkaure ? 307 Scott Creighton 08-Mar-13 18:23
Re: Menkaure ? 328 Martin Stower 08-Mar-13 18:49
Re: Menkaure ? 358 Scott Creighton 08-Mar-13 19:46
Re: Menkaure ? 354 Martin Stower 09-Mar-13 14:20
Re: Menkaure ? 334 Scott Creighton 09-Mar-13 14:43
Re: Menkaure ? 318 Martin Stower 09-Mar-13 15:38
Re: Menkaure ? 347 Scott Creighton 09-Mar-13 15:43
Re: Menkaure ? 327 Martin Stower 09-Mar-13 15:49
Re: Menkaure ? 344 Scott Creighton 09-Mar-13 15:59
Re: Menkaure ? 334 Martin Stower 11-Mar-13 15:29
Re: Menkaure ? 301 Scott Creighton 11-Mar-13 15:48
Re: Menkaure ? 326 Martin Stower 11-Mar-13 18:37
Re: Menkaure ? 297 Scott Creighton 11-Mar-13 18:47
Re: Menkaure ? 333 Martin Stower 11-Mar-13 18:53
Re: Menkaure ? 356 cladking 09-Mar-13 16:40
Re: evidence of the intentions or actions of the builders. 323 Thunderbird 08-Mar-13 19:48
Re: evidence of the intentions or actions of the builders. 261 Martin Stower 09-Mar-13 14:28
Re: ? 271 cladking 08-Mar-13 21:14
Re: ? 236 Martin Stower 09-Mar-13 14:25
Re: Menkaure ? 315 Archae Solenhofen 04-Mar-13 18:27
Re: Menkaure ? 311 loveritas 05-Mar-13 06:52
Re: Menkaure ? 321 Archae Solenhofen 05-Mar-13 19:51
Re: Menkaure ? 325 loveritas 05-Mar-13 20:47
Re: The View 373 Thunderbird 06-Mar-13 21:35
Re: Inconsistency #4 331 Scott Creighton 26-Feb-13 11:40
Re: Inconsistency #4 309 Morten 26-Feb-13 12:30
Re: Inconsistency #4 312 Scott Creighton 26-Feb-13 12:59
Re: Inconsistency #4 301 Morten 26-Feb-13 13:22
Re: Inconsistency #4 277 Scott Creighton 26-Feb-13 14:00
Re: Inconsistency #4 323 Morten 26-Feb-13 20:17
Re: Inconsistency #4 232 Scott Creighton 26-Feb-13 20:19
Re: Inconsistency #4 329 Martin Stower 02-Mar-13 15:21
Re: Inconsistency #4 322 cladking 26-Feb-13 16:11
The phrase hr mr 281 Martin Stower 02-Mar-13 13:53
Re: The phrase hr mr 329 Martin Stower 02-Mar-13 15:15
Re: The phrase hr mr 390 Martin Stower 02-Mar-13 15:34
Re: The phrase hr mr 269 Merrell 02-Mar-13 16:11
Mod Note > Link Edit(s) 336 Dr. Troglodyte 02-Mar-13 16:58
Mod Note > Link Edit(s) - Update 314 Dr. Troglodyte 03-Mar-13 19:26
Re: Mod Note > Link Edit(s) - Update 314 Martin Stower 05-Mar-13 17:12
Re: Mod Note > Link Edit(s) - Update 308 Bobajot 05-Mar-13 18:20
Re: Mod Note > Link Edit(s) - Update 302 Martin Stower 05-Mar-13 18:23
Re: The phrase hr mr 311 Morten 02-Mar-13 16:06


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