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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 2 889 JonnyMcA 25-Jun-15 20:33
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 373 Thanos5150 25-Jun-15 23:19
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 397 Corpuscles 26-Jun-15 01:22
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 467 Audrey 26-Jun-15 02:00
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 399 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 02:52
Re: Mons Claudianus Tools 399 MJT 26-Jun-15 17:34
Re: Mons Claudianus Tools 382 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 17:57
Re: Mons Claudianus Tools 448 MJT 26-Jun-15 19:22
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 388 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 04:04
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 379 Audrey 26-Jun-15 05:18
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 381 Jon Ellison 26-Jun-15 10:24
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 410 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 15:26
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 385 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 19:23
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 387 Thanos5150 26-Jun-15 06:28
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 314 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 14:50
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 355 Audrey 27-Jun-15 02:20
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 336 Origyptian 27-Jun-15 04:49
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 381 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 02:33
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 397 Thanos5150 26-Jun-15 07:06
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 386 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 15:06
Example 408 DScribr 26-Jun-15 18:05
Re: Example 347 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 19:04
Re: Example 330 cladking 26-Jun-15 19:21
Re: Example 359 Brian Patterson 26-Jun-15 19:32
Re: Example 418 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 19:43
Re: Example 363 DScribr 26-Jun-15 22:36
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 334 Thanos5150 26-Jun-15 20:24
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 385 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 21:42
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 383 Corpuscles 27-Jun-15 00:19
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 366 Audrey 27-Jun-15 02:26
Same old same old..... 417 DScribr 26-Jun-15 22:48
Re: Same old same old..... 412 Thanos5150 27-Jun-15 05:16
Re: Same old same old..... 379 Jon Ellison 27-Jun-15 16:08
Re: Same old same old..... 389 Origyptian 27-Jun-15 21:18
Re: Same old same old..... 344 Corpuscles 28-Jun-15 00:10
Re: Same old same old..... 318 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 01:25
Re: Same old same old..... 400 Corpuscles 28-Jun-15 02:52
Re: Same old same old..... 373 Origyptian 28-Jun-15 01:35
Re: Same old same old..... 395 Audrey 28-Jun-15 00:47
Re: Same old same old..... 428 Origyptian 28-Jun-15 02:56
Re: Same old same old..... 366 Merrell 28-Jun-15 13:20
Only One World of True Believers? 369 cladking 28-Jun-15 15:23
Re: Same old same old..... 347 Thanos5150 28-Jun-15 03:27
Re: Same old same old..... 449 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 11:00
Re: Same old same old..... 335 Thanos5150 28-Jun-15 16:53
Re: Same old same old..... 392 Origyptian 28-Jun-15 17:25
Re: Same old same old..... 355 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 18:14
Why change??? 342 DScribr 30-Jun-15 22:19
Re: Why change??? 340 Jon Ellison 30-Jun-15 22:52
Re: Why change??? 374 Origyptian 01-Jul-15 04:27
Re: Why change??? 403 Corpuscles 01-Jul-15 06:11
Re: Why change??? 328 Origyptian 01-Jul-15 13:41
Re: Why change??? 341 Jon Ellison 01-Jul-15 14:08
Re: Why change??? 418 Origyptian 01-Jul-15 15:33
Re: Why change??? 346 Jon Ellison 01-Jul-15 15:38
Re: Why change??? 395 Jon Ellison 01-Jul-15 16:03
Re: Why change??? 387 Origyptian 01-Jul-15 16:21
Re: Why care about the facts??? 342 DScribr 02-Jul-15 19:59
Re: Why care about the facts??? 359 Origyptian 02-Jul-15 20:13
Re: Why care about the facts??? 376 Jon Ellison 02-Jul-15 20:52
Mod Warning > Jon Ellison 378 lukehancock 03-Jul-15 11:20
Re: Why should 'we' care about the facts??? 402 DScribr 06-Jul-15 18:17
Re: Why should 'we' care about the facts??? 343 Corpuscles 07-Jul-15 02:26
Re: Why should 'we' care about the facts??? 371 Origyptian 07-Jul-15 03:26
Willful ignorance 430 DScribr 07-Jul-15 18:02
Re: Why care about the facts??? 388 Jon Ellison 02-Jul-15 22:49
Re: NO change of facts 351 DScribr 02-Jul-15 19:54
Re: NO change of facts 378 Origyptian 02-Jul-15 21:55
Re: Why change??? 311 DScribr 02-Jul-15 19:52
Re: Why change??? 412 Origyptian 02-Jul-15 21:54
"Seems to be..." 341 DScribr 06-Jul-15 18:06
Re: "Seems to be..." 335 Origyptian 06-Jul-15 19:03
Re: "Seems to be..." 267 DScribr 07-Jul-15 17:48
Re: "Seems to be..." 371 Origyptian 07-Jul-15 18:19
Re: "Seems to be..." 355 DScribr 07-Jul-15 18:31
Re: "Seems to be..." 369 Origyptian 07-Jul-15 18:35
Re: "Seems to be..." 355 Jon Ellison 07-Jul-15 20:27
Re: Seems to be a Dbl-standard 376 DScribr 08-Jul-15 17:49
Re: Seems to be a Dbl-standard 319 Origyptian 08-Jul-15 17:55
It IS a Dbl-standard!!! 353 DScribr 08-Jul-15 22:49
Re: It IS a Dbl-standard!!! 405 Jon Ellison 09-Jul-15 00:32
Re: It IS a Dbl-standard!!! 397 Origyptian 09-Jul-15 05:55
Same nonsense-different day... 409 DScribr 09-Jul-15 18:13
Re: Same nonsense-different day... 375 Origyptian 09-Jul-15 18:45
Re: Same nonsense-different day... 367 Jon Ellison 09-Jul-15 19:21
Re: Same nonsense-different day....A MUST READ for all Ori "Fans." 347 DScribr 10-Jul-15 19:29
Re: Same nonsense-different day....A MUST READ for all Ori "Fans." 465 Origyptian 10-Jul-15 21:02
Selective memory loss 464 DScribr 10-Jul-15 22:49
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English Lesson 374 randompHactor 27-Jun-15 15:46
Re: English Lesson 378 Thanos5150 27-Jun-15 16:33
Re: English Lesson 408 Jon Ellison 27-Jun-15 16:55
Re: English Lesson 416 Origyptian 27-Jun-15 20:25
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 394 Corpuscles 26-Jun-15 04:31
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 299 Audrey 26-Jun-15 05:23
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 310 Corpuscles 26-Jun-15 06:43
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 300 Audrey 27-Jun-15 01:28
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 361 Corpuscles 27-Jun-15 01:56
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 373 Thanos5150 26-Jun-15 17:00
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 479 Origyptian 28-Jun-15 18:58
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 332 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 20:05
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 368 Origyptian 29-Jun-15 13:39
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 370 Jon Ellison 29-Jun-15 14:11
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 382 Audrey 30-Jun-15 03:01
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 369 Jon Ellison 30-Jun-15 13:20
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 357 DUNE 27-Jun-15 17:01
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 372 Jon Ellison 27-Jun-15 17:10
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 373 Sirfiroth 27-Jun-15 18:12
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 328 Jon Ellison 27-Jun-15 18:37
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 373 cladking 27-Jun-15 18:47
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 325 Ulrich 28-Jun-15 15:06
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 357 Origyptian 28-Jun-15 15:30
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 339 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 16:33
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 313 Audrey 28-Jun-15 17:39
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 344 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 18:23
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 389 Ulrich 29-Jun-15 19:20
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 393 Audrey 30-Jun-15 01:26
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 318 Ulrich 30-Jun-15 02:28
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 406 Origyptian 30-Jun-15 03:48
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 367 Ulrich 30-Jun-15 15:53
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 444 Ulrich 30-Jun-15 21:03
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 481 Thanos5150 30-Jun-15 04:12
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