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4 weeks ago
Apap
Mike D Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > So, after reading your post, what appears to be > "incredibly"(?) wrong is the claim that the 3 > enclosures have been built in the same time. > Nothing else. To say "The fact is that Gobekli Tepe enclosures B,C and D, instead of being located without plan an order, and instead of being buil
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4 weeks ago
Apap
> In summary, waht was discovered and explained is > that enclosures B,C and D, were built > simultaneously, not gradually one after each other > , and moreover, following in common a "scaled > floor plan", enabling the three stones circles > center points to draw a perfect equilateral This is incredibly wrong. All it shows is that the center of these three en
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7 months ago
Apap
engbren Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hi Apap, > > There are similarities in that the Bi Discs are > round and have a hole in them and many are > decorated. However, the difference here is that > the size of the holes in the Egyptian disks are > much smaller typically 6-7mm diameter. There is > also evidence of the sticks, some
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7 months ago
Apap
> Whilst not ruling out Emery’s game theory, I > would like to put forward an alternate theory for > consideration and discussion which is that these > disks and their associated sticks could represent > a development in the understanding of circular > motion which could be applied to the development > of simple spinning machines. Regardless of what they are this is
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8 months ago
Apap
I've thought about the idea of "relieving chambers" above the GG as well, but thought the corbelling might negate the necessity, in the builders minds. Quick question to the Doc, how would the proposed granite effect muon collection?
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1 year ago
Apap
Race Jackson Wrote: > Regarding the 40-80 ton granite beams, this method > would not be used for those. At all. It would > probably be done like this, for each course of the > pyramid: > > 1. A ramp is built connecting a half built > course to the course below that. > 2. A large battering ram, say 100 feet long and 3 > feet in diameter is suspended by trestl
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1 year ago
Apap
> really heavy blocks are almost all at the base of > the pyramid. Higher up the pyramid the stones are > smaller and lighter. What about the Kings Chamber and the 25,000 tons of 40-80 ton granite beams placed above the KC? I believe they're around 8 meters long and 2ish wide. My best guess is that the Grand Gallery and Antechamber were involved.
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1 year ago
Apap
QuotePino said the footprint appears to be that of a barefoot man weighing about 70 kilograms (155 pounds) and of the species Hominipes modernus, a relative of Homo sapiens. Ummm...
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1 year ago
Apap
Ever tried holding basket with an off center handle? I do not think they are "man purses" on the Vulture Stone. I believe they are representations of GT; three covered circles in silhouette. Archaeologists at the site have not ruled out the circles being covered, and in fact some of the markings on top of the pillars are suggestive of just this. Imagine a circus tent draped over t
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1 year ago
Apap
> > I'm working on it. > Although it's pretty easy to visualise. If you > pause the KC sim about a second before the end, > having given the wave pattern a good few cycles to > fully build up, you will see a primary lobe > focused directly upwards surrounded by a number of > side lobes, the side lobe angles are interesting > when you consider the external pyra
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1 year ago
Apap
Jon Ellison Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Ref. Granite beams above KC. > Granite components only. > Discernible lobes. > > http://i.imgur.com/ > JR9yKpI.gifv Thanks Jon, that's really interesting. I can't help but wonder what a hybrid of the last two sims would look lie- with the radiating source below and on the central axis (QCi
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1 year ago
Apap
Jon Ellison Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > IF the P/mid is an energetic structure. > A triangular substructure composed of a dissimilar > material with a different refractive index allows > for a stable standing wave to be maintained. > It rings at approx. 20 Hz Acoustic, 4 GHz EM. > On the sim. the radiating source on central axis. &g
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1 year ago
Apap
I've wondered if the substructure extends further toward the AP than previously expected as well. I'm no engineer, but recessing the girdle stones into a stepped substructure seems like it would make sense.
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1 year ago
Apap
QuoteThe best preserved blocks are observed in the first layer. They lay in the distance of 40 m from the corners of the pyramid and they were put in the central part of the pyramid’s foundation This 40 meters in also seems to match the junction point of the descending and ascending passages, and possibly the point where the bedrock core begins its rise on the north side.
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1 year ago
Apap
Origyptian Wrote: > In > fact it's pretty obvious in the video of the wheel > demonstrations in India that the pivot is a sharp > point while the socket is a broad well so that the > entire stone pivots on a very tiny surface area > which allows the stone to spin for a very long > time. > > The other design consideration that is employed by > the Indian wh
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1 year ago
Apap
Origyptian Wrote: > If anyone is curious about whether Doherty truly > was able to throw pottery using a "replica" of a > bearing, all they need to do is take a look at the > attempt to "throw" pottery that she chose to > present in her > d > emonstration video. Note the lack of > momentum, high friction, wobble, asymmetries, and > overall
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1 year ago
Apap
Origyptian Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > "Closed mindedness"? > > Ironically, I fully believed previously that the > dynastics did have a freely rotating hand-operated > potter's wheel that could throw potter in the > Dynastic period, I never doubted that the OK could > throw pottery. I was in the same boat.
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1 year ago
Apap
> In fact, in some segments of the > v > ideo he seems to be using an electric > turntable to provide slow, smooth, and consistent > rotation speed and also so he can use both hands; > e.g., at 18:52, 20:30, 20:40, 21:14. I apologize for not making it clear, but the video was merely to point out the validity of a turntable (sometimes called a slow-wheel in the ceramics w
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1 year ago
Apap
I suppose you could call a stool a "true wheel" but what separates a slow wheel from a fast wheel in pottery is speed. Obviously faster speeds requires low-friction components as well as balancing, while the slow wheel does not. A true wheel can therefor function as a turntable, of course, while the same can not be said in reverse.
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1 year ago
Apap
Assuming it was found in the context of a "pottery workshop" (which is still speculative based on the current info) we have every reason to believe that it had something to do with pottery. With no contemporary evidence of thrown pottery, the fast wheel is more than a stretch- If they were throwing pottery in this workshop there would be evidence everywhere. That being said, the adven
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1 year ago
Apap
There should be a protrusion on the bottom in the center to spin like a top, or at least a divot in the center for it to mount on a bearing. Here's a Video It also could be upside down (imagine a ball set into the cup and the whole thing flipped over and spun) but the taper suggests otherwise. Pottery World Record I posted the below image in the "basalt tube" thread. Obviousl
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1 year ago
Apap
Weight for a kick wheel? Of course a potters wheel is the first thing we think of, but a kick wheel could have been used for a lot of purposes, including drilling. Pottery Wolrd Record
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2 years ago
Apap
QuoteAlthough clear archaeological evidence is still lacking at the site, it is perfectly conceivable – and technically feasible – that the different enclosures did in fact have roofs. Jens Notroff Seems plausible that the enclosures were roofed and burried in a way similar to Newgrange which also makes use of an estimated 200,000 tonnes of pebbles from a nearby river.
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2 years ago
Apap
Interesting. Have you had a chance to look at them under a polariscope?
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2 years ago
Apap
How did you determine the composition to be "pure SiO2"? Have you looked at them through a polariscope?
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2 years ago
Apap
As always, thanks for the work Jon. I don't post much, but your studies always provoke me to research. I've been kicking around the idea of the disk being used for time telling purposes, possibly a timer of sorts. Think "sundial" and imagine the disk being mounted on a post protruding through the center which would function as the dial. The user could then spin the disk to a fix
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2 years ago
Apap
Thanks waggy, I always look forward to reading your work.
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2 years ago
Apap
Thanks for the great write-up. Any idea where the ladders came from?
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2 years ago
Apap
QuoteYour ”long held belief” is based on an observation by Petrie who stated: ”The coffer cannot have been put into the Pyramid after the King's Chamber was finished, as it is nearly an inch wider than the beginning of the ascending passage.” It's interesting that Petrie does seem to leave open the door for further findings at this AP/DP junction. Regarding the trial passages he states: Q
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2 years ago
Apap
"Effectively building a larger tunnel and then lining it afterwards" Yep. The vertical shaft in the Meidum pyramid (leading to the burial chamber) shows tile-work, albeit thin and obvious. I wanted to visually re-visit this shaft (Waggy had a great write up on the pyramid a while back Meidum Pyramid page 31) because the vertical grooves and beam supports are reminiscent of the AC'
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