> Origyptian wrote:
> > ....And so my "belief" is simply that according
> > to the physical evidence, the OK is not the only
> > possibility that can realistically be considered
> > regarding the provenance of el-Jarf.
> Apparently, you still can't comprehend what Tallet
> has written....or you're FULL OF SHIT!
> '..........The most surprising is that this
> document, in the section that has been best
> preserved, does not report anything about the
> activity of this group on the site at Wadi al-Jarf
> where Merer obviously intervened at some point.
> Over a period of several months, it reports – in
> form of a timetable with two columns per day -many
> operations related to the construction of the
> Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza and the work at the
> limestone quarries on the opposite bank of the
> Nile. On a regular basis, there are also
> descriptions concern-ing the transportation, on
> the Nile and connected canals, of stone blocks,
> which had been extracted from the northern and
> southern quarries of Tura. These blocks were
> delivered within four days at the pyramid
> construction site – called the“Horizon of
> Khufu” and were probably used for the external
> casing of the Great Pyramid, made of ﬁne
Ahh, the promoter of Graham Hancock's high standards of scholarly discussion strikes again.
So Tallet finds an ancient papyrus spreadsheet in tatters that's mixed into the rubble on the floor of a cave that Tallet acknowledges was breached and pillaged in the distant past and used as dwellings as evidenced by "fireplaces", "ashes", "organic materials", and "layers of occupation" over the course of untold centuries, he fully acknowledges that Merrer's papyrus "does not report anything" about the activities at el-Jarf (!), and nowhere on that papyrus is there any specific reference to the construction of the "Great Pyramid", nor is there any indication of the size or number of stones that were shipped or the size of the workforce, or any description of the project other than a vague reference to the "Horizon of Khufu" which could simply be a reference to ancillary repairs or restorations of existing structures somewhere on Giza. Despite all of that, you still rush to interpret Tallet's writing as somehow being clear proof of provenance of the el-Jarf caves? There is absolutely nothing in the excerpt you posted that speaks to the original date of construction of el-Jarf, or even any activities that went on at el-Jarf. And yet you claim that I'm the one who "can't comprehend what Tallet has written"?!
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 14-Sep-16 15:36 by Origyptian.