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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 1955 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 379 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 324 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 289 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 419 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 337 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 282 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 288 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 287 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 259 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 332 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 309 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 252 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 255 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 263 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 250 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 254 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 253 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 257 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 250 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 267 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 264 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 296 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 280 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 241 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 241 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 419 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 271 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 437 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 278 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 303 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 249 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 273 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 288 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 329 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 348 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 286 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 418 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 273 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 237 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 253 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 264 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 298 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 279 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 324 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 288 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 251 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 293 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 370 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 256 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 277 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 578 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 413 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 269 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 462 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 321 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 411 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 319 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 327 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 335 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 299 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 284 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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