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Hello hendrik dirker:

The OP did not characterize the video as 'blockbuster'; the ‘observations’ of other Poster’s are their responsibility.

The video stated “two and a half million stone blocks”; Dr. Smith (page 203) wrote:

”The quarries were required to produce 2.3 million blocks of stone of various sizes—2.2 million blocks of limestone from Giza, 98,000 casing stones from Turah, and several hundred granite beams and blocks (and the sarcophagus) from Aswan. Clearly, the 2.2 million blocks of Giza limestone drove the schedule…”

The oft repeated misconception of the ”rate of placement” assumes setting only one-block-after-another. The reality differs in the utilization of multiple crews transporting and placing stones simultaneously. Smith details an analysis of the Workforce’s rate of “blocks-per-hour” (pages 207-209), stating:

”First I considered stone block production requirements based on a five-, ten-, or fifteen-year construction schedule to see if the Giza quarry could produce the required amount of stone within this time…To meet these construction schedules, it is necessary to deliver 2.2 million stone blocks to the work area at these rates:

The “blocks-per-hour” number shown above is the "average number", not the optimum. A more realistic production rate would be higher at the lower courses (when there are many blocks to place) and lower at the higher courses as the difficulty increases (and there are fewer blocks).” [Emphasis mine]

Dr. Troglodyte

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Constructing Khufu Video 963 Dr. Troglodyte 14-Dec-18 23:09
Re: Constructing Khufu Video 321 Merrell 15-Dec-18 10:14
Re: Constructing Khufu 306 hendrik dirker 15-Dec-18 12:51
Re: Constructing Khufu 268 Merrell 15-Dec-18 13:55
Re: Constructing Khufu 281 Thanos5150 15-Dec-18 15:35
Re: Constructing Khufu 286 Merrell 15-Dec-18 16:10
Re: Constructing Khufu 273 cladking 15-Dec-18 18:37
Re: Constructing Khufu 261 Merrell 15-Dec-18 20:06
Re: Constructing Khufu 438 Thanos5150 16-Dec-18 06:45
Re: Constructing Khufu 276 Dr. Troglodyte 15-Dec-18 19:06
Re: general 297 hendrik dirker 16-Dec-18 07:06
Specific 225 Dr. Troglodyte 16-Dec-18 18:27
Re: Specific 219 Thanos5150 17-Dec-18 02:26
Re: Specific 241 cladking 17-Dec-18 03:02
Re: Specific 210 Martin Stower 17-Dec-18 17:20
Re: Specific 193 Warwick 17-Dec-18 17:36
Re: Specific 193 cladking 17-Dec-18 17:42
Re: Specific 203 Warwick 17-Dec-18 17:50
Re: Specific 225 Merrell 17-Dec-18 18:04
Re: Specific 195 cladking 17-Dec-18 18:24
Re: Specific 291 Martin Stower 18-Dec-18 02:48
Re: Specific 203 cladking 18-Dec-18 15:18
Re: Specific 295 Martin Stower 18-Dec-18 15:35
Re: Specific 195 Warwick 17-Dec-18 17:38
Re: Specific 186 cladking 17-Dec-18 18:04
Re: Specific 191 Warwick 17-Dec-18 19:37
Re: general 200 Martin Stower 16-Dec-18 21:10
A drive thru the Memphite Necropolis 202 Warwick 16-Dec-18 21:20
Re: Constructing Khufu Video 270 cladking 15-Dec-18 21:38
Re: Constructing Khufu Video 251 cladking 15-Dec-18 22:41

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