> Hi Thanos.
> Just a quick question.
> If the Romans were so adept at granite carving.
> Why would they quarry and carve granite columns in Egypt when
> there's already a plentiful supply of high quality raw granite
> on the Italian peninsula?
> Post Edited (15-Jun-15 09:31)
And deep within Egypt, no less. That quarry is 100k from the shipping port. So why did they shape and smooth the column still at the quarry and risk damage to the surface during all that shipping and handling before it reached the construction site?
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?