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Hi Audrey

I can only assume that they are paint drips. It is my contention that the block of stone was daubed with the inscription at the quarry and, as the person responsible did so, the paint dripped from his "brush" (if one may call it that.)

That Vyse, Perring and Hill assumed the dots had meaning is because the drips were INSIDE the cartouche.

By way of illustration, why did Hill not copy onto his facsimile drawings all the drips OUTSIDE of the cartouche? Because he assume them to be drips and to have no meaning, perhaps?

It is easy for us to forget that these antiquarians were not hieroglyph scholars, nor did they have access to various other KHWFW inscriptions for the purpose of comparison at the time of their transcription into Vyse's journal or subsequent illustrations in his publications.

Here is the type of paint "brush" available to a mason in Ancient Egypt: reed fibres held together by bitumen at one end (see the top 'brush'). It's the kind of brush which is likely to drip given the materials used, don't you think?



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Re: About Those Two Dots.... 218 Scott Creighton 07-Sep-14 10:48
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 172 Audrey 07-Sep-14 17:44
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Re: About Those Two Dots.... 257 sfbey 07-Sep-14 19:02
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 230 Scott Creighton 07-Sep-14 22:35
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Re: About Those Two Dots.... 197 Audrey 08-Sep-14 00:44
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Re: About Those Two Dots.... 190 Audrey 09-Sep-14 01:01
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Re: About Those Two Dots.... 196 Jon Ellison 09-Sep-14 20:55
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 220 Morten 09-Sep-14 21:59
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Re: About Those Two Dots.... 233 Scott Creighton 10-Sep-14 18:31
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Re: About Those Two Dots.... 180 Audrey 08-Sep-14 21:24
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Re: About Those Two Dots.... 104 Origyptian 12-Sep-14 16:48
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 215 DUNE 12-Sep-14 17:07
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Re: About Those Two Dots.... 206 Origyptian 12-Sep-14 18:01
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Re: About Those Two Dots.... 201 Jon Ellison 12-Sep-14 18:25
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 202 Origyptian 12-Sep-14 18:53
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 258 Jon Ellison 12-Sep-14 19:15
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 197 Origyptian 12-Sep-14 19:58
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 177 Jon Ellison 12-Sep-14 20:27
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 213 Origyptian 12-Sep-14 20:58
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 200 Origyptian 12-Sep-14 16:35
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 198 Jon Ellison 12-Sep-14 18:05
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 223 Thanos5150 11-Sep-14 23:59
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 184 Origyptian 12-Sep-14 00:16
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 176 Thanos5150 12-Sep-14 00:27
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 175 Origyptian 12-Sep-14 00:31
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 222 Audrey 09-Sep-14 02:04
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Re: About Those Two Dots.... 194 Jon Ellison 07-Sep-14 18:27
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Re: About Those Two Dots.... 160 Jon Ellison 07-Sep-14 19:12
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 193 DScribr 07-Sep-14 22:10
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 208 Origyptian 07-Sep-14 22:53
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Re: About Those Two Dots.... 196 DScribr 08-Sep-14 08:41
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 216 Jon Ellison 08-Sep-14 09:26
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 162 Origyptian 08-Sep-14 15:00
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 189 DScribr 08-Sep-14 15:13
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 249 Jon Ellison 08-Sep-14 15:45
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 170 DScribr 08-Sep-14 15:58
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 150 Jon Ellison 08-Sep-14 16:11
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 90 Origyptian 08-Sep-14 16:19
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 182 Audrey 08-Sep-14 21:15
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 192 Martin Stower 10-Sep-14 00:27
Re: About Those Two Dots.... 208 Scott Creighton 10-Sep-14 10:19
...Vyse is showing THREE dots... 196 Skatha 10-Sep-14 15:31
Re: ...Vyse is showing THREE dots... 178 Origyptian 10-Sep-14 15:39
Re: ...Vyse is showing THREE dots... 245 Scott Creighton 10-Sep-14 15:55
Re: ...Vyse is showing THREE dots... 178 Skatha 10-Sep-14 17:33
Re: ...Vyse is showing THREE dots... 192 Scott Creighton 10-Sep-14 18:09
Re: ...Vyse is showing THREE dots... 165 Skatha 10-Sep-14 23:54
Re: ...Vyse is showing THREE dots... 205 Scott Creighton 11-Sep-14 08:49
Re: ...Vyse is showing THREE dots... 174 Skatha 11-Sep-14 15:06


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