> The Edfu facade is over 100 feet high. What trees
> do you suppose Thanos believes they used to make
> those alleged flag poles
Do you think it's possible that if needed they would have just dovetailed and clamped together smaller segments to make one extra long pole?
And do you really need it explained to you where they would have gotten wood from? Come on dude.
I am curious why it is so hard to accept a culture putting flags in front of the entrances of important buildings when this has been a standard practice of ancient cultures from time immemorial to today. You guys take such offense when you are called out for your ignorance yet you keep wearing it right on your sleeve time and again like some bizarro badge of honor.
"Egypt is a desert-where could they possibly get wood to make flagpoles?" Really? Do you think maybe from the same places they got the wood to build their boats? Furniture et al? The Khufu ship alone has single planks over 75ft long.
Ancient Egyptian Materials and TechnologyQuote
Flags played an important part in the decoration of temples and palaces in ancient Egypt. They were used both on the outside of the building and around the internal courtyards. For example, a depiction of one of the palace at Amarna, flags are shown in such a courtyard. Similarly there are numerous depictions of New Kingdom temples that have two sets of flags set against the outer pylons. Ramses II describes the erection of similar flagpoles during the redesigning and extension of the eastern part of the Temple of Amun at Karnak: "very great flagstaffs, I erected them in the noble courtyard in front of his temple".
Flags, standards-very importat to the AE since the beginning of dynastic Egypt:
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 03-Aug-17 23:10 by Thanos5150.