> Try reading the post I was answering—and getting
> up to speed on the topic generally.
> As far as radiocarbon goes, samples were taken
> from more places than just the pyramid of
> Khufu—and there from multiple locations, between
> the exposed core blocks (and away from where
> tourists most usually climb). To explain away the
> whole of the radiocarbon results by “repairs”
> would require these “repairs” to account for
> the entirety of the casing, that part of the
> masonry most extravagantly praised and entailing
> all of the problems of raising blocks to the
> higher levels.
Try to understand. The published RC dates bracketed millennia, not just centuries. The earlier dates at the summit.
The later dates toward the base.
Which is typical of repair, starting at the top and working down.
> With the Valley Temple (for which read the
> preceding post), we’re talking about what West
> and Schoch proposed—which is something very
> similar, that the entirety of the granite casing
> is a later addition to a much older building,
> which either had no casing (so rubbish
> architecture for the effort) or lost it in the
Whether or not it was "rubbish architecture" is totally dependent on what the original designers were trying to achieve.
Or another possibility is that what is seen by some as "rubbish architecture" is the result of thousands of years of erosion and degradation, which in turn was repaired in dynastic times using recycled granite.
Or a combination of the two.
It's very obvious that the original limestone inner core has been cut to accommodate granite ashlar repair blocks of random thickness.
It's a repair job using recycled granite blocks of considerably varying thickness..
The dynastic repair crews had to make do with what they could find.
> Image: it’s in the book by Lawton and
> Ogilvie-Herald. I can’t find one of the
> relevant location online.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 14-Jun-16 16:27 by Jon Ellison.