> Hi Origyptian,
> You sanctimoniously pontificated :
> "All of the columns we see at the "quarry" today were
> completely finished and polished."
> Only the columns which you see through the fog. The few
> remaining columns are not "completely finished and polished" at
> all. They are finished in shape but the refinements have been
> left to the masons at the final site. That is where the
> refinements of the columns, pedestals, bases and capitals were
How can you possibly determine that the columns are unfinished ..?? Speculation???
You speculate that these perfectly circular base rings which clearly display accurately cut, flat, sharp cornered vertical right angles are unfinished??
Is that your logical explanation for them having base rings that look absolutely nothing like the numerous roman columns posted by Thanos.??
So you speculate that they are unfinished, and therefore do not look like Roman columns??
Furthermore. Because they do not look like Roman columns you go on to identify them and categorize them as Roman columns???
How can they be identified as Roman columns if they look nothing like Roman columns??
We identify columns much like many other things, totally by their appearance.
Look at the photographs you have posted .
They are totally different.
Not of the same appearance.
Not one of the same thing.
In fact, as for as column shaft identification and categorisation is concerned they could not be more different, (shape of base and top rings)
In fact the only columns that I can find that even come into the same ballpark were designed by Albert Speer.
Yours is the best example of a slippery, snake oil, work around that I've ever heard.
Post Edited (16-Jun-15 11:01)