Date: March 19, 2020 03:28AM
Steve Clayton Wrote:
> So now your an engineer,
Steve-if Shepsekaf added the mud brick walls, excuse me "platforms", then there were no "platforms" during construction. This is not engineering, just common sense. Not to mention the causeway, starting at the pyramid mortuary temple, ends before it even gets to the Khufu quarry which is quite a buzzkill for a theory that suggests a causeway funicular brought stone to the site from the Nile.
> as well as, an expert on
> the Giza Plateau.
Making the effort to actually find the facts instead of just making up whatever from looking at Google Earth photos makes one an "expert"? I defer to your judgement.
> Wow, I should really feel
You could do worse.
> Your so called mud brick wall,
Gadzooks. You have made no effort to educate yourself and yet feel qualified to doubt they are mud brick walls?
> is approx. 15 feet
> wide. That's some wall? Odd that is the same
> width of the other Causeways.
The causeway of this pyramid complex leading from the Valley temple to the Mortuary Temple was most likely completed by Shepseskaf. It had floors made of limestone blocks and highly compressed clay mixed with limestone fragments. The mudbrick walls that were a little more than two meters thick supported a roof. Reisner believed that the roof was made of wooden beams and mats because he found the remains of such material at the end of the causeway. However, others Egyptologists, because of the width of the side walls and architectural elements of nearby tombs of close family members, believed that there would have been a vaulted roof of brickwork. Nevertheless, the causeway was never completed. Work seems to have stopped at the point where it meets the west side of the old Khufu quarry. From there to down to the valley temple, the causeway was probably never more than a construction ramp for delivering stone. Hence, we really do not know how it was to connect to the valley temple. Yet some Egyptology resources believe that it would have not begun at the west part of the valley temple, but rather would have actually run along its whole south side and part of its west side. They believe it was even accessible from the storerooms in the valley temple's southern section.
>You are measuring mounds of sand and erosion accumulated over the wall Steve, not the actual wall.
Hey Bro, You provide no source for your Quote. Hint, only morons use that term anymore.
It is full of speculation, ie. maybe it's this, and maybe it's that? The Segway was to show you there are ramps with a lower middle section, and not to debate over mud.
Even they speculated, it was a Causeway for delivering stone. (the causeway was probably never more than a construction ramp for delivering stone.) "Who would say it was probably never more than... A comment from a confused investigator. Someone who misunderstood the significance of what he was looking at. Without it, there would be no Pyramid. Where did all that Red Granite come from?
Are you claiming that Khafre's Causeway was made of mud. The focus of my work has always been on his Causeway, for moving stone. Putting all that aside.
So you believe they used ramps and were stone pullers. Do I have that correct?