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4 months ago
Thanos5150
Hi Jacob. Sirfiroth Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > That is an easy question to answer. Their ability > to speculate is more important to them than actual > fact finding. It's certainly a lot easier. > Speculation is heavily invested in > not knowing or ignoring facts that do not support > their bias. Well said.
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
Another oddity of M17 is though it is so unusually close as to intrude into the pyramid complex itself, it lies quite some distance from the other substantial mastabas that are far off in their own field: Much to consider regarding why this would be. On a side note, it is bizarre to me how many believe the great pyramids, for example, are older than accepted yet these same people as a r
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
seasmith Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The image you posted of the handle has black > numbers on different areas of the carving, You may > have to zoom the image a bit. They are on the side > with the protrusion. > > He's biting the butt of another animal: Delicious.
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
3rd Dynasty (or earlier) Pyramid of el Kula: Reconstructions show it was built as a tower core (The Pyramids, Verner p171), like Meidum, with the two steps added as accretion layers: As an aside I would note of all the pyramids el Kula is the only one built with its corners, not sides, aligned to the cardinal points. This is the Mesopotamian way which also given its close proximity
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
Hello seasmith. seasmith Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Thanos, > Why start only back 3500 BC ? I cut off the rest of the post for brevity but am first quoting from this post from this thread: A Brief History of Predynastic Egypt. I give a synopsis from 6,000BC up until 3500BC which is where I begin on this latest post. > It's quite li
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
Thanos5150 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > We have now arrived at Naqada II (Gerzean culture) > c.3500BC which it is here shit begins to hit the > proverbial fan. Pottery as expected becomes more > sophisticated, not just in production techniques > like the inclusion of spouts and lug handles > (imported from the Levant mind you) and vol
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
Thanos5150 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > M17: Mastaba of unknown: > > > > > M17 is made of rough cut stones and rubble with a > mud brick exterior. The subterranean chamber is > well cut limestone and contains a large granite > sarcophagus. Given its immense size, the largest > of the mastabas at Meidum, and the fact
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
Laird Scranton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Thanos wrote: > > This is the method anyone would use Laird, but > this is not what you are doing. Instead of looking > to relevant linear neighboring cultures of the > Neolithic, specifically the Chalcolithic, of > Anatolia, the Danube region, the Levant, and > Mesopotamia you leap f
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
Laird Scranton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Here are some more directly comparative images > (Gobekli Tepe and Dogon) for you: You are being deceptive. These Dogon images are modern and goes without saying have no relevance, as neither do the Dogon who were not even a culturally distinct group until at best the 11th century AD, to symbolism found 10
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
Laird Scranton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > To my way of thinking, a > coherent way to do that is to begin with later > traditions who preserve matching elements, compare > how those cultures understood them, and arrive at > a common denominator. This is the method anyone would use Laird, but this is not what you are doing. Instead of lo
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
Thanos5150 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- When we compare these photos it is easy to see the extent of the modern restoration of adding the walkway and "platform" walls:
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
Laird Scranton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Fortunately, the set of correspondences don't rest > on whether or not you entertain the idea. No, they rest on the evidence, reality, integrity, honesty and just a smidge of common sense- this why I do not entertain the idea.
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
Laird Scranton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The three carved "handbag" shapes do just that - > they combine a rounded top with a squared bottom. > Moreover, they correspond to an ancient Egyptian > glyph shape with the phonetic value of Het, which > also defines the concept of a sanctuary or temple. Really Laird...? They do not
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
thinkitover Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Not there anymore, do you mean, anymore > than anything to the contrary appears to be there > anymore? No, this is not what I mean. Compare this section as it leaves the VT (regardless of the fact it has been restored in modern times): To these: Does it appear to you the walls and path in th
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
Steve Clayton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > So now your an engineer, Steve-if Shepsekaf added the mud brick walls, excuse me "platforms", then there were no "platforms" during construction. This is not engineering, just common sense. Not to mention the causeway, starting at the pyramid mortuary temple, ends before it even gets to the
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
Steve Clayton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hi Thanos5150, > > Did the workmen also rebuild Menkaura Causeway? > Tourists?? > > I will have better imagery soon, though for now it > appears, Menkaura had two platforms with a middle > section. > Bro. You really need to do your research before you just start posting phot
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
cladking Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- This is how moronic this whole conversation is. People drinking from the Nile for as long as people have been living beside it, just like the the Earth is round, is an unequivocal fact. You can go there today and watch people still doing it every day. The only reason some of you still bewilderingly try and argue against
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
cladking Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > edited to add- you are making the assumption in > that older thread that if modern people are > willing to drink contaminated water then the > ancients were willing as well. I believe this > assumption is dead wrong. I believe the ancients > knew better. You are also assuming the man is >
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
Steve Clayton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The reason why many individuals represent the Giza > Causeways with two ramps, is because it can be > seen at other Pyramids, along the Nile. I am not > the only one who > portrays the Causeway in this fashion. It's > prevalent. Regardless of what other causeways may have been, what
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
Steve Clayton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > You bring up a good point. We all know the Nile > floods, bringing with it silt. Making the water > undrinkable. This is simply not true as was discussed with you 5 years ago. And again 3 years ago. Sorry, but fuckin A man-what does it take for some of this to sink in with some of you? QuoteAgain:
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
Steve Clayton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hi Thanos5150, > > First, you need to understand, a Water Funicular > does not require a lower middle section to work. > It has no bearing on it at all. And yet it was so important to you before but now that you understand it was not how you thought it was then all of a sudden it has "no b
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
Steve Clayton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > It's not that the > middle is missing, it's the two platforms on each > side, which are missing. You can see part of those > in your B&W picture. > No Steve. You said: "So once more, why the Causeway? Explain why the needed two platforms with a lower middle section." And show
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
cladking Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Did you forget that I believe nobody can READ > glyphs? "Forget"? Who gives shit in the first place. > The language can't be translated if I'm > right. By definition "reading" is different than > the understanding of Ancient Language. > > I can certainly look at p
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
Jayar Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I have been scouring books and the internet to > find a reputable source for the translation of > Djoser's step pyramid - 'Kbhw-ntrw' - libation of > the gods. > > I cannot, however, find any reference to that > translation anywhere. There certainly seems to be > a consensus that the translati
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
Steve Clayton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > 93% vs. 99%. You are missing the point. I don't think so particularly since I am the one making the point to you. > The point > which you failed to address. You ignore 93% in favor of the 7% and you think I am the one failing to address something? > If they only used 7%, > why spend
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
cladking Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I'd have to see the actual glyphs to have an > opinion You cannot read "actual glyphs", or hieroglyphs. What would the point be of your looking at them and how would your complete incompetence qualify you to give an opinion?
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
Steve Clayton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hi Thanos5150, > > I suspect you can back that 1% up? > > Where is your math, and how is it derived, and > based on what facts? G1, the largest user of non-Giza plateau stone, is around 7%. So if it makes you feel better then take that number and now you only have to deal with 93% instead
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
Steve Clayton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > Now, that looks more like fun, than work. > This has been talked about before, but again, the stone brought from the Nile would have been less than 1% of the total stone used for the 3 pyramids, let alone the temples and hundreds of mastabas, and yet it is the centerpiece of your scheme ignoring
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
Corpuscles Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I did not think two+ rational persons could > possibly be sucked into this fantasy thread. Just looking. Like a car crash on the side of the road. > Poor choice of words and absolutely incorrect. > (edit on my part!?) > Except that serious high mud brick wall from 2nd > dynasty exist. >
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4 months ago
Thanos5150
Steve Clayton Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I am having trouble knowing exactly where this is in relation to the temple itself. The blocks are enormous though and the beveled feature is interesting as are the notches at the bottom. Regardless, the block on the right appears to have been hacked at after the fact, which though weathered, the same patt
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