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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 2 927 JonnyMcA 25-Jun-15 20:33
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 388 Thanos5150 25-Jun-15 23:19
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 411 Corpuscles 26-Jun-15 01:22
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 480 Audrey 26-Jun-15 02:00
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 413 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 02:52
Re: Mons Claudianus Tools 413 MJT 26-Jun-15 17:34
Re: Mons Claudianus Tools 395 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 17:57
Re: Mons Claudianus Tools 467 MJT 26-Jun-15 19:22
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 403 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 04:04
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 398 Audrey 26-Jun-15 05:18
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 396 Jon Ellison 26-Jun-15 10:24
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 424 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 15:26
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 396 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 19:23
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 401 Thanos5150 26-Jun-15 06:28
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 329 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 14:50
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 364 Audrey 27-Jun-15 02:20
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 350 Origyptian 27-Jun-15 04:49
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 394 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 02:33
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 414 Thanos5150 26-Jun-15 07:06
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 402 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 15:06
Example 426 DScribr 26-Jun-15 18:05
Re: Example 365 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 19:04
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Re: Example 375 Brian Patterson 26-Jun-15 19:32
Re: Example 430 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 19:43
Re: Example 383 DScribr 26-Jun-15 22:36
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 361 Thanos5150 26-Jun-15 20:24
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 406 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 21:42
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 397 Corpuscles 27-Jun-15 00:19
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 401 Audrey 27-Jun-15 02:26
Same old same old..... 456 DScribr 26-Jun-15 22:48
Re: Same old same old..... 426 Thanos5150 27-Jun-15 05:16
Re: Same old same old..... 395 Jon Ellison 27-Jun-15 16:08
Re: Same old same old..... 402 Origyptian 27-Jun-15 21:18
Re: Same old same old..... 355 Corpuscles 28-Jun-15 00:10
Re: Same old same old..... 333 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 01:25
Re: Same old same old..... 412 Corpuscles 28-Jun-15 02:52
Re: Same old same old..... 387 Origyptian 28-Jun-15 01:35
Re: Same old same old..... 408 Audrey 28-Jun-15 00:47
Re: Same old same old..... 443 Origyptian 28-Jun-15 02:56
Re: Same old same old..... 378 Merrell 28-Jun-15 13:20
Only One World of True Believers? 394 cladking 28-Jun-15 15:23
Re: Same old same old..... 360 Thanos5150 28-Jun-15 03:27
Re: Same old same old..... 463 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 11:00
Re: Same old same old..... 346 Thanos5150 28-Jun-15 16:53
Re: Same old same old..... 422 Origyptian 28-Jun-15 17:25
Re: Same old same old..... 371 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 18:14
Why change??? 356 DScribr 30-Jun-15 22:19
Re: Why change??? 354 Jon Ellison 30-Jun-15 22:52
Re: Why change??? 388 Origyptian 01-Jul-15 04:27
Re: Why change??? 428 Corpuscles 01-Jul-15 06:11
Re: Why change??? 363 Origyptian 01-Jul-15 13:41
Re: Why change??? 370 Jon Ellison 01-Jul-15 14:08
Re: Why change??? 431 Origyptian 01-Jul-15 15:33
Re: Why change??? 368 Jon Ellison 01-Jul-15 15:38
Re: Why change??? 424 Jon Ellison 01-Jul-15 16:03
Re: Why change??? 402 Origyptian 01-Jul-15 16:21
Re: Why care about the facts??? 355 DScribr 02-Jul-15 19:59
Re: Why care about the facts??? 373 Origyptian 02-Jul-15 20:13
Re: Why care about the facts??? 391 Jon Ellison 02-Jul-15 20:52
Mod Warning > Jon Ellison 392 lukehancock 03-Jul-15 11:20
Re: Why should 'we' care about the facts??? 416 DScribr 06-Jul-15 18:17
Re: Why should 'we' care about the facts??? 379 Corpuscles 07-Jul-15 02:26
Re: Why should 'we' care about the facts??? 397 Origyptian 07-Jul-15 03:26
Willful ignorance 442 DScribr 07-Jul-15 18:02
Re: Why care about the facts??? 402 Jon Ellison 02-Jul-15 22:49
Re: NO change of facts 368 DScribr 02-Jul-15 19:54
Re: NO change of facts 391 Origyptian 02-Jul-15 21:55
Re: Why change??? 326 DScribr 02-Jul-15 19:52
Re: Why change??? 429 Origyptian 02-Jul-15 21:54
"Seems to be..." 357 DScribr 06-Jul-15 18:06
Re: "Seems to be..." 368 Origyptian 06-Jul-15 19:03
Re: "Seems to be..." 281 DScribr 07-Jul-15 17:48
Re: "Seems to be..." 384 Origyptian 07-Jul-15 18:19
Re: "Seems to be..." 370 DScribr 07-Jul-15 18:31
Re: "Seems to be..." 384 Origyptian 07-Jul-15 18:35
Re: "Seems to be..." 374 Jon Ellison 07-Jul-15 20:27
Re: Seems to be a Dbl-standard 392 DScribr 08-Jul-15 17:49
Re: Seems to be a Dbl-standard 334 Origyptian 08-Jul-15 17:55
It IS a Dbl-standard!!! 365 DScribr 08-Jul-15 22:49
Re: It IS a Dbl-standard!!! 437 Jon Ellison 09-Jul-15 00:32
Re: It IS a Dbl-standard!!! 411 Origyptian 09-Jul-15 05:55
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Re: Same nonsense-different day... 403 Origyptian 09-Jul-15 18:45
Re: Same nonsense-different day... 392 Jon Ellison 09-Jul-15 19:21
Re: Same nonsense-different day....A MUST READ for all Ori "Fans." 361 DScribr 10-Jul-15 19:29
Re: Same nonsense-different day....A MUST READ for all Ori "Fans." 487 Origyptian 10-Jul-15 21:02
Selective memory loss 479 DScribr 10-Jul-15 22:49
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Re: English Lesson 396 Thanos5150 27-Jun-15 16:33
Re: English Lesson 421 Jon Ellison 27-Jun-15 16:55
Re: English Lesson 443 Origyptian 27-Jun-15 20:25
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 410 Corpuscles 26-Jun-15 04:31
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 316 Audrey 26-Jun-15 05:23
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 324 Corpuscles 26-Jun-15 06:43
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 311 Audrey 27-Jun-15 01:28
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 374 Corpuscles 27-Jun-15 01:56
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 387 Thanos5150 26-Jun-15 17:00
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 492 Origyptian 28-Jun-15 18:58
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 357 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 20:05
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 394 Origyptian 29-Jun-15 13:39
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 382 Jon Ellison 29-Jun-15 14:11
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 399 Audrey 30-Jun-15 03:01
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 382 Jon Ellison 30-Jun-15 13:20
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Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 389 Sirfiroth 27-Jun-15 18:12
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Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 341 Ulrich 28-Jun-15 15:06
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 371 Origyptian 28-Jun-15 15:30
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Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 332 Audrey 28-Jun-15 17:39
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Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 330 Ulrich 30-Jun-15 02:28
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 419 Origyptian 30-Jun-15 03:48
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