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Since this is an important topic, I will donate a few more photos which can be used as evidence.

This is the Layer Pyramid of Zawyet El-Aryan located in a part of Cairo not usually visited by tourists.

We are fortunate to be able to see a pyramid core made of mostly cuboidal stones as it radiates out into layers made of elongated stone and mud bricks clearly showing that different methods were used to build different parts of the pyramid in this era as the Opening Post proposes. This likely dates to the Third Dynasty (or perhaps late Second?).

The Pyramid as seen from the northeast. On the right you can see a breach. That's where the core is visible
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This is the east side which gives a general impression of the average shape of blocks and bricks used to build the accretion layers.
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Here, you can see how one accretion leans against the next without integration.
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Here, inside the breach, you can see the exposed core of more cuboidal shaped blocks of rough-cut stone. You can get a good feel here how the accretions radiate inward to meet at the core. The core design was not precision work as the next photo shows, but it probably didn't need to be for what it was made to do, a counter-pressure backstop.
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In this photo, you can see how the core discretely transitions to the first accretion layer made from stone. The block type changes abruptly.
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The stone accretion
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One way to put this all together is that the accretions were the ramps. The blocks used in this pyramid were not large however. Perhaps, construction ramps which may have also supported crane like contraptions.

Finally, the Old Kingdom Pyramid Texts do in fact mention the word "ramp" in its verbal form and I have posted this before. The same word is mentioned in pAnastasi, which I also posted in the past. In Hieroglyphic the word is st3w and in fact in the example from PT 390, you can get a feel for what that word meant to an ancient Egyptian...it was a noun related to the verb "drag", sth3. Such a noun in English might be construed to say "dragart" for example, like the word "rampart". In this line, the verb form used is the stative which in the context of the spell here is a command for Seth to be face down on the ground and "be dragged" like a snake. This is the context which well establishes that ramps were in fact used to drag things on them. This is crucial textual evidence needed in this debate and so I post this here again.


Manu



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 05-Apr-20 20:12 by Manu.

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Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 825 Thanos5150 05-Apr-20 02:41
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 205 seasmith 05-Apr-20 04:18
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 188 thinkitover 05-Apr-20 11:08
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 173 Dr. Troglodyte 05-Apr-20 14:26
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 163 Thanos5150 05-Apr-20 15:13
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 192 cladking 05-Apr-20 13:54
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 172 Thanos5150 06-Apr-20 01:41
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 161 cladking 06-Apr-20 03:22
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 217 Thanos5150 06-Apr-20 04:21
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 169 cladking 06-Apr-20 14:25
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 144 cladking 06-Apr-20 14:55
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 157 Thanos5150 06-Apr-20 15:58
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 150 Steve Clayton 06-Apr-20 17:44
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 176 Thanos5150 06-Apr-20 23:24
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 169 seasmith 07-Apr-20 03:01
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 176 Thanos5150 07-Apr-20 04:15
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 171 cladking 08-Apr-20 14:59
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 172 Thanos5150 08-Apr-20 16:13
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 168 Eddie Larry 08-Apr-20 17:15
Mebbe mastabas were build around a tower core. n/t 156 cladking 09-Apr-20 13:50
Re: Mebbe mastabas were build around a tower core. n/t 170 Thanos5150 09-Apr-20 15:59
Re: Mebbe mastabas were build around a tower core. n/t 181 cladking 09-Apr-20 16:10
Re: Mebbe mastabas were build around a tower core 150 thinkitover 10-Apr-20 04:53
Re: Mebbe mastabas were build around a tower core 164 cladking 10-Apr-20 14:10
Re: Mebbe mastabas were build around a tower core. n/t 209 Thanos5150 10-Apr-20 22:42
Re: Mebbe mastabas were build around a tower core. n/t 168 cladking 11-Apr-20 13:23
Re: Mebbe mastabas were build around a tower core. n/t 163 cladking 11-Apr-20 13:48
Re: Mebbe mastabas were build around a tower core. n/t 158 Thanos5150 11-Apr-20 16:31
Re: Mebbe mastabas were build around a tower core. n/t 175 cladking 11-Apr-20 16:55
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 184 Thanos5150 20-Apr-20 04:02
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 223 Steve Clayton 20-Apr-20 21:06
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 175 Dr. Troglodyte 05-Apr-20 14:25
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 175 Thanos5150 05-Apr-20 15:15
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 177 Steve Clayton 05-Apr-20 15:44
. 154 Manu 05-Apr-20 17:50
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 159 Dr. Troglodyte 05-Apr-20 21:22
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 155 Steve Clayton 06-Apr-20 05:19
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 160 Dr. Troglodyte 06-Apr-20 18:15
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 158 Steve Clayton 06-Apr-20 20:07
Zawayet El-Aryan, Ramp 194 Manu 05-Apr-20 17:53
Re: Zawayet El-Aryan, Ramp 153 cladking 06-Apr-20 00:45
Re: Zawayet El-Aryan, Ramp 171 Manu 06-Apr-20 01:27
Re: Zawayet El-Aryan, Ramp 160 cladking 06-Apr-20 02:21
Re: Zawayet El-Aryan, Ramp 218 eyeofhorus33 06-Apr-20 14:57
Re: Zawayet El-Aryan, Ramp 163 Steve Clayton 06-Apr-20 15:36
Re: Zawayet El-Aryan, Ramp 169 cladking 06-Apr-20 16:20
Stone Block Math 178 Manu 07-Apr-20 05:32
Re: Stone Block Math 172 Thanos5150 07-Apr-20 18:12
Re: Stone Block Math 174 Manu 07-Apr-20 20:57
Re: Stone Block Math 157 cladking 08-Apr-20 14:35
Re: Zawayet El-Aryan, Ramp 175 cladking 06-Apr-20 16:00
Re: Zawayet El-Aryan, Ramp 209 eyeofhorus33 08-Apr-20 18:14
Re: Zawayet El-Aryan, Ramp 158 Thanos5150 06-Apr-20 01:10
Anastasi I vs the ADA 171 Dr. Troglodyte 06-Apr-20 23:08
Re: Anastasi I vs the ADA 163 Thanos5150 07-Apr-20 04:32
Re: Anastasi I Papyrus: Ramp Building 175 Steve Clayton 14-Apr-20 17:40


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