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Barbelo Wrote:
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> That's why I asked which granite. When you
> mentioned "hewn blocks" I assumed that you meant
> the rough-hewn blocks, not the interior of the
> tomb.
>
> Different techniques existed requiring different
> appliances for the final finish.
>
> Compare the rough blocks with the sarcophagus.
>
> I've never been inside that mastaba and those
> photographs aren't very clear, but the question
> about tools applies to just about every edifice on
> the plateau.
>
> PWH

Yes, but not all "tools" are created equal with respect to working granite vs. limestone. As crude as the granite might be, those inside corners of the passage ceiling blocks are not the work of pounding balls.

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Mastaba of Shepsekaf 1950 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 377 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 322 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 287 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 417 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 336 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 279 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 285 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 284 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 257 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 330 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 307 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 250 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 254 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 261 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 248 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 253 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 250 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 256 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 248 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 266 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 262 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 295 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 277 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 238 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 239 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 417 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 270 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 436 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 275 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 301 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 248 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 272 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 286 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 326 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 347 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 285 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 416 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 272 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 234 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 251 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 262 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 296 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 277 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 323 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 285 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 249 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 290 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 369 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 254 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 275 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 576 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 410 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 268 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 461 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 318 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 409 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 317 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 326 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 332 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 296 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 283 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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