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13 years ago
Jon B
Hi Steve These should work and a close-up Jon
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13 years ago
Jon B
Hi Steve Yes, I posted in a thread at "another place" but here's the links to the photos. http//:www.egyptarchive.co.uk/Napoleon_Statue.jpg and a close-up http//:www.egyptarchive.co.uk/Napoleon_Bees.jpg Jon
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13 years ago
Jon B
This one: Hope that works. Jon
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13 years ago
Jon B
The close-ups are discussed in the other thread now. They are here: Jon
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13 years ago
Jon B
Don I have now consulted "Tomb of God" and it would appear that my original recolection was correct. They do not describe the top of the painting being folded but suggest that the frame was cut down to mask the top edge. Jon
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13 years ago
Jon B
Over the last few years I have looked at every Poussin that I could both in the UK and in the Louvre. I've tried very hard to like his paintings but he just doesn't compare to Caravaggio for me. Poussin's cool Neo-classic scenes, even the ones with orgies, don't move me at all. However a Caravaggio just leaps off the wall with vibrant life. I'm not surprised if Poussin didn't like his paintings
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13 years ago
Jon B
As I've already said there are brush strokes visible in some areas of the sky of "Les bergers d'Arcadie" but there are even more obvious brush stokes on other paintings so I don't think you can draw any conclusions about just one painting based on that. "Les Aveugles de Jéricho" for instance is in noticeably better condition than the "Bergers" with a smoother paint
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13 years ago
Jon B
Yes, I see now. I've not read "Tomb of God" for some time and don't have a copy to hand at the moment. Should be able to check on the reference at the weekend. I hope to be getting some photos on the web over the Easter period. Jon
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13 years ago
Jon B
I was aware of this unframed image. One of the things I wanted to look at in the Louvre was whether the frame was wide enough to accomodate the extra section (just in case people claim it isn't the same one etc). There is room although it does seem odd that the other three edges are barely clipped by the frame edge at all when the top has been so cut off. The right hand edge of the frame of the
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13 years ago
Jon B
I'm not clear if your remarks are addressed to me or Don. Nor do I understand what you mean. I have read "The Tomb of the God" and was not impressed with the number of errors of easily checkable fact that lead me to have little faith in their work. All I am doing is providing photos of the painting in the Louvre for others to use and draw their own conclusions. If that doesn't suit yo
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13 years ago
Jon B
Roscoe wrote: "I've not seen the original since about three weeks before Princess Diana was killed in Paris, the brush stokes were clear then." Absolutely, I'm not disputing that at all. But what I am saying is that there are similar brush strokes elsewhere on the painting and more importantly the skies on other of Poussin's paintings show exactly the same technique on the sky area. I
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13 years ago
Jon B
I copied the following from a post some time ago and I'm not clear if it was a quote from a book etc or written by the author of the post it's about Poussin's Les bergers d'Arcadie: "It seems that this painting has crude paintings of the sky showing brush strokes not present in any other Poussin paintings. Apparently Poussin pressed down on the wet paint with his thumb in order to remove an
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13 years ago
Jon B
I used to have dreadful trouble with this site until I discovered that on my old Mac the "fading headlines" at the top were causing trouble with Java. Things speeded up no end when I disabled Java but I also lost the headlines. Since upgrading to a new Mac and Safari I've not had any problems and things move nice and quickly for me. Jon
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4 years ago
Jon B
Any mention of Lemesurier always makes me smile as he made the mistake of not just publishing a lot of numerical nonsense but he also used it to predict the future. Naturally he got events based on dates up to the publication of his book (1977) rather accurately (hindsight is 20/20) but it's interesting to read that it is predicted in the Great Pyramid that 1999 (21st February) will mark "fi
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4 years ago
Jon B
Describing it as a "groove" is a bit misleading. Petrie described it as a "hollowing" which isn't even on all four sides. Petrie also discovered that the Casing stones were adjusted to be thicker towards the centre so this hollowing would not have been evident on the finished pyramid. It is also evident, to a lesser degree, on Menkaure's Pyramid and the Red Pyramid at Dahshur
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4 years ago
Jon B
For more recent information about the Stele and the site of its discovery see: "Egyptian Archaelogy" N0.16 Spring 2000. page 28 "Khafra's quarries in the Sahara" by Ian Shaw. There's a modern photograph of the site showing where the Stele stood as well as one of "Loading Ramp 1 near the Khufu Stele quarries". The two loading ramps are discussed and described. The
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4 years ago
Jon B
Yes it's on show in Cairo Museum but like many exhibits in that building it's easy to overlook as it's not in any context with other items. It's just standing in a corner with no label to explain anything about it. I took the photo at the time because of the Khufu cartouche but it wasn't until I got home that I identified where it was from.
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4 years ago
Jon B
DUNE wrote: "Also, I dont think it was Vyse that dug the hole in the Kings chamber. I just read from Vyse's book volume 2 in the Appendix , where he quotes Greaves finding the hole there when he explored the kings chamber." I based my comment on Maragioglio & Rinaldi: "Col. Vyse made a larger and deeper hole in the north-west part of the pavement which was missing at his ti
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4 years ago
Jon B
Martin wrote: "I found the argument on the bent pyramid obscure. It’s not obvious to me why a settling of the structure due to flaws in the core construction would result in the sides sagging rather than bulging." I agree and I wasn't clear what logic was being used to conclude from the bulging that the Bent Pyramid was planned that way rather than being an emergency alteration in its
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4 years ago
Jon B
When I first visited the King's Chamber in 1981 this block was there as was the hole in the floor it came from. On my subsequent visits it had been restored to it correct position. The hole was made by Vyse and was commented on by Marragioglio & Rinaldi: "The pavement is made of granite blocks inserted between the walls (visible by means of the hole in the north-west part)…". At
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4 years ago
Jon B
There was a documentary last night (Jan 8) on UK Channel 5 called "Secrets of the Egyptian Pyramids" which featured an engineer called Steve Burrows travelling with a team of surveyors to produce laser scans of various pyramids to try and learn more about them. It featured the Step Pyramid, Meidum, the Bent Pyramid and the Great Pyramid. The scans were interesting to see and it's alway
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5 years ago
Jon B
There are modern concrete supports on all the Giza Pyramids. Most of these were put in place between 1960-1980. However there was an earthquake in Cairo in October 1992 and casing blocks fell from the top on Khafre's pyramid. Following a survey carried out by an Italian team further work was done to stabilise the blocks at the top of the pyramid which showed previous evidence of having been distu
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8 years ago
Jon B
"It's two hands! You wiggle them and squeeze things" Typical of the fatuous drivel that's one of the reasons I stopped posting to, or even visiting this Forum. I see nothing has changed. Not much point trying to help when the level of response is so trivial.
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8 years ago
Jon B
It's a polyhedral sundial.
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9 years ago
Jon B
So you don't care that you lied to me in print and that I have the evidence? (no tosh Scott but a proven fact). Doesn't say much for your integrity but then neither does the way you are still trying to twist my simple answer to a simple question into something that it was not. I'm trying to be polite but it isn't worth the bother, I find your lack of courtesy to me, when I had allowed you to use
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9 years ago
Jon B
"If you thought you could suppress that interpretation/opinion by retracting your permission for me to use that particular drawing of your then you were sadly mistaken." This is blatant misrepresentation Scott and I have your email to me that proves it. You specifically acknowledged to me in writing that my drawing was not accurate for the shafts as I had pointed out to you in advance
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9 years ago
Jon B
Scott stop making mischief. If you really want me to I'll trawl through past threads and find two examples that come to mind where you have misrepresented me but you really should remember one when you make a false accusation about a diagram I had generously allowed you to use. You never apologised for accusing me of being inaccurate when I had previously emailed you with a specific caveat about
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9 years ago
Jon B
Why does it seem so incredible to you that someone was able to observe the rising sea-level, to see it nearing a "tipping point" where it would burst through a land-bridge into a large basin of land, flooding the entire region? I never said anywhere that it is "incredible" don't put words into my mouth. You asked a question about the Biblical Flood and I answered it. Stop tr
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9 years ago
Jon B
I wasn't aware that there is a description of the global meltdown of glaciers in the Bible. Where does it say that exactly? The Biblical Flood, which is what you specifically asked about, is all that stuff about Noah and it raining for forty days and nights etc. It's a myth.
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9 years ago
Jon B
And it seems that you are trying to discredit me by mentioning Giants continuosly,.. Well,..giants build with giant materials,..short people build with smaller materials,...that is logic." The point is that you brought up giants and you continue to justify their existence as some kind of "logic". People need to be aware when they read your posts that's the kind of "logic"
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