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Origyptian wrote:


> Since the ostraca's coverage of life back
> then is considered to have been so exhaustive, you'd think it'd
> be easy to find specific references to their primary purpose
> for being there. It's hard to believe how difficult it is to
> find any specific reference (in the ostraca) to the actual act
> of quarrying those huge objects.

I didn't spend a whole lot of time researching this, but I did read that someone (forget who) was going to publish a paper on quarrying specifically, and so the subject was only touched on briefly.

There is a published "volume" on the ostraca, but I wasn't going to pay 30 bucks for it because some archaeologist thinks his boring paper is worth selling. I have a problem with the greed.

The little reading I did showed me that the entire subject is quite involved with quarrying in different countries, importing, different column styles and many different stones. I have the impression one would have to study a long time to fully understand.

I think my skepticism of archaeology is of a different nature than others here. I worked in the construction industry and find it hard to believe they are qualified to investigate construction and quarrying.



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Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 808 JonnyMcA 25-Jun-15 20:33
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 346 Thanos5150 25-Jun-15 23:19
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 368 Corpuscles 26-Jun-15 01:22
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 432 Audrey 26-Jun-15 02:00
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 380 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 02:52
Re: Mons Claudianus Tools 373 MJT 26-Jun-15 17:34
Re: Mons Claudianus Tools 361 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 17:57
Re: Mons Claudianus Tools 409 MJT 26-Jun-15 19:22
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 359 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 04:04
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 339 Audrey 26-Jun-15 05:18
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 344 Jon Ellison 26-Jun-15 10:24
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 379 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 15:26
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 354 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 19:23
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 348 Thanos5150 26-Jun-15 06:28
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 297 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 14:50
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 338 Audrey 27-Jun-15 02:20
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 315 Origyptian 27-Jun-15 04:49
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 360 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 02:33
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 361 Thanos5150 26-Jun-15 07:06
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 354 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 15:06
Example 362 DScribr 26-Jun-15 18:05
Re: Example 300 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 19:04
Re: Example 310 cladking 26-Jun-15 19:21
Re: Example 323 Brian Patterson 26-Jun-15 19:32
Re: Example 399 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 19:43
Re: Example 329 DScribr 26-Jun-15 22:36
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 312 Thanos5150 26-Jun-15 20:24
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 352 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 21:42
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 355 Corpuscles 27-Jun-15 00:19
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 333 Audrey 27-Jun-15 02:26
Same old same old..... 381 DScribr 26-Jun-15 22:48
Re: Same old same old..... 392 Thanos5150 27-Jun-15 05:16
Re: Same old same old..... 346 Jon Ellison 27-Jun-15 16:08
Re: Same old same old..... 369 Origyptian 27-Jun-15 21:18
Re: Same old same old..... 318 Corpuscles 28-Jun-15 00:10
Re: Same old same old..... 298 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 01:25
Re: Same old same old..... 368 Corpuscles 28-Jun-15 02:52
Re: Same old same old..... 331 Origyptian 28-Jun-15 01:35
Re: Same old same old..... 351 Audrey 28-Jun-15 00:47
Re: Same old same old..... 376 Origyptian 28-Jun-15 02:56
Re: Same old same old..... 328 Merrell 28-Jun-15 13:20
Only One World of True Believers? 340 cladking 28-Jun-15 15:23
Re: Same old same old..... 318 Thanos5150 28-Jun-15 03:27
Re: Same old same old..... 414 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 11:00
Re: Same old same old..... 318 Thanos5150 28-Jun-15 16:53
Re: Same old same old..... 353 Origyptian 28-Jun-15 17:25
Re: Same old same old..... 329 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 18:14
Why change??? 315 DScribr 30-Jun-15 22:19
Re: Why change??? 288 Jon Ellison 30-Jun-15 22:52
Re: Why change??? 355 Origyptian 01-Jul-15 04:27
Re: Why change??? 377 Corpuscles 01-Jul-15 06:11
Re: Why change??? 310 Origyptian 01-Jul-15 13:41
Re: Why change??? 303 Jon Ellison 01-Jul-15 14:08
Re: Why change??? 373 Origyptian 01-Jul-15 15:33
Re: Why change??? 313 Jon Ellison 01-Jul-15 15:38
Re: Why change??? 357 Jon Ellison 01-Jul-15 16:03
Re: Why change??? 367 Origyptian 01-Jul-15 16:21
Re: Why care about the facts??? 321 DScribr 02-Jul-15 19:59
Re: Why care about the facts??? 338 Origyptian 02-Jul-15 20:13
Re: Why care about the facts??? 331 Jon Ellison 02-Jul-15 20:52
Mod Warning > Jon Ellison 359 lukehancock 03-Jul-15 11:20
Re: Why should 'we' care about the facts??? 383 DScribr 06-Jul-15 18:17
Re: Why should 'we' care about the facts??? 309 Corpuscles 07-Jul-15 02:26
Re: Why should 'we' care about the facts??? 347 Origyptian 07-Jul-15 03:26
Willful ignorance 398 DScribr 07-Jul-15 18:02
Re: Why care about the facts??? 371 Jon Ellison 02-Jul-15 22:49
Re: NO change of facts 332 DScribr 02-Jul-15 19:54
Re: NO change of facts 358 Origyptian 02-Jul-15 21:55
Re: Why change??? 285 DScribr 02-Jul-15 19:52
Re: Why change??? 372 Origyptian 02-Jul-15 21:54
"Seems to be..." 323 DScribr 06-Jul-15 18:06
Re: "Seems to be..." 315 Origyptian 06-Jul-15 19:03
Re: "Seems to be..." 248 DScribr 07-Jul-15 17:48
Re: "Seems to be..." 346 Origyptian 07-Jul-15 18:19
Re: "Seems to be..." 323 DScribr 07-Jul-15 18:31
Re: "Seems to be..." 351 Origyptian 07-Jul-15 18:35
Re: "Seems to be..." 327 Jon Ellison 07-Jul-15 20:27
Re: Seems to be a Dbl-standard 336 DScribr 08-Jul-15 17:49
Re: Seems to be a Dbl-standard 296 Origyptian 08-Jul-15 17:55
It IS a Dbl-standard!!! 313 DScribr 08-Jul-15 22:49
Re: It IS a Dbl-standard!!! 380 Jon Ellison 09-Jul-15 00:32
Re: It IS a Dbl-standard!!! 379 Origyptian 09-Jul-15 05:55
Same nonsense-different day... 336 DScribr 09-Jul-15 18:13
Re: Same nonsense-different day... 341 Origyptian 09-Jul-15 18:45
Re: Same nonsense-different day... 323 Jon Ellison 09-Jul-15 19:21
Re: Same nonsense-different day....A MUST READ for all Ori "Fans." 330 DScribr 10-Jul-15 19:29
Re: Same nonsense-different day....A MUST READ for all Ori "Fans." 412 Origyptian 10-Jul-15 21:02
Selective memory loss 443 DScribr 10-Jul-15 22:49
Re: Seems to be a Dbl-standard 314 Jon Ellison 09-Jul-15 01:09
English Lesson 354 randompHactor 27-Jun-15 15:46
Re: English Lesson 351 Thanos5150 27-Jun-15 16:33
Re: English Lesson 368 Jon Ellison 27-Jun-15 16:55
Re: English Lesson 393 Origyptian 27-Jun-15 20:25
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 351 Corpuscles 26-Jun-15 04:31
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 271 Audrey 26-Jun-15 05:23
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 291 Corpuscles 26-Jun-15 06:43
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 277 Audrey 27-Jun-15 01:28
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 339 Corpuscles 27-Jun-15 01:56
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 336 Thanos5150 26-Jun-15 17:00
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 447 Origyptian 28-Jun-15 18:58
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 308 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 20:05
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 347 Origyptian 29-Jun-15 13:39
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 336 Jon Ellison 29-Jun-15 14:11
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 342 Audrey 30-Jun-15 03:01
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 342 Jon Ellison 30-Jun-15 13:20
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 337 DUNE 27-Jun-15 17:01
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 344 Jon Ellison 27-Jun-15 17:10
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 345 Sirfiroth 27-Jun-15 18:12
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 311 Jon Ellison 27-Jun-15 18:37
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 345 cladking 27-Jun-15 18:47
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 305 Ulrich 28-Jun-15 15:06
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 310 Origyptian 28-Jun-15 15:30
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 322 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 16:33
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 290 Audrey 28-Jun-15 17:39
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 315 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 18:23
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 365 Ulrich 29-Jun-15 19:20
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 342 Audrey 30-Jun-15 01:26
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 304 Ulrich 30-Jun-15 02:28
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 389 Origyptian 30-Jun-15 03:48
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 342 Ulrich 30-Jun-15 15:53
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 400 Ulrich 30-Jun-15 21:03
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 438 Thanos5150 30-Jun-15 04:12
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 323 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 19:11
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