> Where wood is scarce. Perhaps the
> inference and the received assumption was
> is what we need to question.
It's easy for me to imagine that the Ur Nile was heavily forested on either side. The roots of some of the trees in the region such as the sycamore fig can penetrate to unbelieveable distances and survive in desert conditions so this forestation could extend to some distance on either side of the river. As the river inexhoribly dried up year by year these forests would die back leaving stands of dead timber where they would decompose extremely slowly, even over centuries.
There are reasons to suspect this might be exactly the source for some of the timber even without the C14 evidence. Khufu was known to have made an expedition to the western desert (water mountain) during his reign. There was a supply route that approached Giza from the west and;
278c. the (Three) Enneads speak: A dam shall dam up the earth,
279a. both boundaries-of-the-cultivation shall be united, both riverbanks shall be joined,
How better to join riverbanks than to remove the river?
I'm not suggesting they necessarily used old timber along the Ur or even that this would explain all the C14 evidence but it is logical and it is lightly evidenced.
This river was higher so the people along it would be displaced eastward as it dried where they encountered the aliens at the mouth of the river;
423a. To say: Lo, this foreign country of the mouth of the river, this is thy complaint:
423b. "This foreign country of the mouth of the river belongs to me, the lord of Ḥknw."
This may have been upper and lower Egypt.
But until we know for a fact that they had access to and actually used old timber the logical conclusion must be the orthodox timeline is wrong. You can't invent reality to fit the evidence and you must rearrange the paradigm to fit it. Find evidence they hauled in old dead timber and you can restore the timeline.
> The pyramids are there, ergo they, someone, had
> the means.
The existence of the pyramids tells of nothing except we haven't a clue how or why they were built. We really don't know much of anytthing at all.
But one thing is certain and that is Giza was a well traveled and very important place dating back even before the last ice age. Indeed, for the sum total of human existence (40,000 years) it has critical importance to the human species as the northernmost point to cross the Nile. It was critical militarily and socially for our first 40,000 years and it is probably the most heavily disturbed site on the face of the planet. The Sphinx may have had many incarnations over its life and perhaps the very first was as a fountain.
Whatever the reality it will require actual science and testing to determine it. What we're doing so far simply isn't working.
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 16-Feb-16 20:10 by cladking.