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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 2 836 JonnyMcA 25-Jun-15 20:33
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 352 Thanos5150 25-Jun-15 23:19
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 376 Corpuscles 26-Jun-15 01:22
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 448 Audrey 26-Jun-15 02:00
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 388 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 02:52
Re: Mons Claudianus Tools 387 MJT 26-Jun-15 17:34
Re: Mons Claudianus Tools 370 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 17:57
Re: Mons Claudianus Tools 426 MJT 26-Jun-15 19:22
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 372 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 04:04
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 352 Audrey 26-Jun-15 05:18
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 362 Jon Ellison 26-Jun-15 10:24
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 388 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 15:26
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 362 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 19:23
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 371 Thanos5150 26-Jun-15 06:28
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 304 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 14:50
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 348 Audrey 27-Jun-15 02:20
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 322 Origyptian 27-Jun-15 04:49
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 370 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 02:33
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 373 Thanos5150 26-Jun-15 07:06
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 365 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 15:06
Example 383 DScribr 26-Jun-15 18:05
Re: Example 309 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 19:04
Re: Example 322 cladking 26-Jun-15 19:21
Re: Example 333 Brian Patterson 26-Jun-15 19:32
Re: Example 408 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 19:43
Re: Example 338 DScribr 26-Jun-15 22:36
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 322 Thanos5150 26-Jun-15 20:24
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 361 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 21:42
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 367 Corpuscles 27-Jun-15 00:19
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 340 Audrey 27-Jun-15 02:26
Same old same old..... 389 DScribr 26-Jun-15 22:48
Re: Same old same old..... 401 Thanos5150 27-Jun-15 05:16
Re: Same old same old..... 353 Jon Ellison 27-Jun-15 16:08
Re: Same old same old..... 377 Origyptian 27-Jun-15 21:18
Re: Same old same old..... 334 Corpuscles 28-Jun-15 00:10
Re: Same old same old..... 307 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 01:25
Re: Same old same old..... 377 Corpuscles 28-Jun-15 02:52
Re: Same old same old..... 344 Origyptian 28-Jun-15 01:35
Re: Same old same old..... 359 Audrey 28-Jun-15 00:47
Re: Same old same old..... 392 Origyptian 28-Jun-15 02:56
Re: Same old same old..... 343 Merrell 28-Jun-15 13:20
Only One World of True Believers? 353 cladking 28-Jun-15 15:23
Re: Same old same old..... 326 Thanos5150 28-Jun-15 03:27
Re: Same old same old..... 425 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 11:00
Re: Same old same old..... 326 Thanos5150 28-Jun-15 16:53
Re: Same old same old..... 369 Origyptian 28-Jun-15 17:25
Re: Same old same old..... 340 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 18:14
Why change??? 324 DScribr 30-Jun-15 22:19
Re: Why change??? 296 Jon Ellison 30-Jun-15 22:52
Re: Why change??? 363 Origyptian 01-Jul-15 04:27
Re: Why change??? 389 Corpuscles 01-Jul-15 06:11
Re: Why change??? 317 Origyptian 01-Jul-15 13:41
Re: Why change??? 315 Jon Ellison 01-Jul-15 14:08
Re: Why change??? 390 Origyptian 01-Jul-15 15:33
Re: Why change??? 322 Jon Ellison 01-Jul-15 15:38
Re: Why change??? 381 Jon Ellison 01-Jul-15 16:03
Re: Why change??? 376 Origyptian 01-Jul-15 16:21
Re: Why care about the facts??? 329 DScribr 02-Jul-15 19:59
Re: Why care about the facts??? 347 Origyptian 02-Jul-15 20:13
Re: Why care about the facts??? 351 Jon Ellison 02-Jul-15 20:52
Mod Warning > Jon Ellison 368 lukehancock 03-Jul-15 11:20
Re: Why should 'we' care about the facts??? 392 DScribr 06-Jul-15 18:17
Re: Why should 'we' care about the facts??? 323 Corpuscles 07-Jul-15 02:26
Re: Why should 'we' care about the facts??? 357 Origyptian 07-Jul-15 03:26
Willful ignorance 406 DScribr 07-Jul-15 18:02
Re: Why care about the facts??? 379 Jon Ellison 02-Jul-15 22:49
Re: NO change of facts 341 DScribr 02-Jul-15 19:54
Re: NO change of facts 367 Origyptian 02-Jul-15 21:55
Re: Why change??? 300 DScribr 02-Jul-15 19:52
Re: Why change??? 380 Origyptian 02-Jul-15 21:54
"Seems to be..." 331 DScribr 06-Jul-15 18:06
Re: "Seems to be..." 324 Origyptian 06-Jul-15 19:03
Re: "Seems to be..." 256 DScribr 07-Jul-15 17:48
Re: "Seems to be..." 361 Origyptian 07-Jul-15 18:19
Re: "Seems to be..." 330 DScribr 07-Jul-15 18:31
Re: "Seems to be..." 359 Origyptian 07-Jul-15 18:35
Re: "Seems to be..." 340 Jon Ellison 07-Jul-15 20:27
Re: Seems to be a Dbl-standard 351 DScribr 08-Jul-15 17:49
Re: Seems to be a Dbl-standard 309 Origyptian 08-Jul-15 17:55
It IS a Dbl-standard!!! 321 DScribr 08-Jul-15 22:49
Re: It IS a Dbl-standard!!! 389 Jon Ellison 09-Jul-15 00:32
Re: It IS a Dbl-standard!!! 386 Origyptian 09-Jul-15 05:55
Same nonsense-different day... 363 DScribr 09-Jul-15 18:13
Re: Same nonsense-different day... 354 Origyptian 09-Jul-15 18:45
Re: Same nonsense-different day... 342 Jon Ellison 09-Jul-15 19:21
Re: Same nonsense-different day....A MUST READ for all Ori "Fans." 337 DScribr 10-Jul-15 19:29
Re: Same nonsense-different day....A MUST READ for all Ori "Fans." 427 Origyptian 10-Jul-15 21:02
Selective memory loss 453 DScribr 10-Jul-15 22:49
Re: Seems to be a Dbl-standard 330 Jon Ellison 09-Jul-15 01:09
English Lesson 363 randompHactor 27-Jun-15 15:46
Re: English Lesson 360 Thanos5150 27-Jun-15 16:33
Re: English Lesson 380 Jon Ellison 27-Jun-15 16:55
Re: English Lesson 401 Origyptian 27-Jun-15 20:25
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 360 Corpuscles 26-Jun-15 04:31
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 279 Audrey 26-Jun-15 05:23
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 299 Corpuscles 26-Jun-15 06:43
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 285 Audrey 27-Jun-15 01:28
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 353 Corpuscles 27-Jun-15 01:56
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 353 Thanos5150 26-Jun-15 17:00
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 456 Origyptian 28-Jun-15 18:58
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 324 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 20:05
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 356 Origyptian 29-Jun-15 13:39
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 344 Jon Ellison 29-Jun-15 14:11
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 353 Audrey 30-Jun-15 03:01
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 360 Jon Ellison 30-Jun-15 13:20
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 345 DUNE 27-Jun-15 17:01
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 357 Jon Ellison 27-Jun-15 17:10
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 360 Sirfiroth 27-Jun-15 18:12
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 320 Jon Ellison 27-Jun-15 18:37
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Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 312 Ulrich 28-Jun-15 15:06
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 332 Origyptian 28-Jun-15 15:30
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 331 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 16:33
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 299 Audrey 28-Jun-15 17:39
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 324 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 18:23
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 375 Ulrich 29-Jun-15 19:20
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 360 Audrey 30-Jun-15 01:26
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 311 Ulrich 30-Jun-15 02:28
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 397 Origyptian 30-Jun-15 03:48
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 358 Ulrich 30-Jun-15 15:53
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 410 Ulrich 30-Jun-15 21:03
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 449 Thanos5150 30-Jun-15 04:12
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