> Mr. West has told me what the size of the largest blocks are
> and that is slightly smaller than about 9m*2.5m *2m.
So, there is no source and we really have no idea what the size of the blocks are other than what West says. Looking at the video it is obvious they are measuring them. Assuming a height of 6ft for West, eye balling it, it looks as though 18' x 12' 10' is the block they are measuring. According to the MWC this is 171 tons. There is another frame of Schoch standing next to a block in the interior of the Sphinx Temple that giving it the eye ball test looks about the same size.
> They are made of limestone......
"And just so there is no confusion, I would add the MWC says limestone would be 171 and 285 tons respectively".
> So that would be:
> 5.49m * 3.66m * 3.05m = 61.29 m^3
> 9.14m * 3.66m * 3.05m = 102.03 m^3
> From Attewell and Farmer (1976) typical natural limestones at
> bulk densities at 2.2-2.6 Mg/cubic meter (Table 4.2 page 187).
> Since we are dealing with hard porous limestone so say about
> 2.4-2.5 Mg/cubic meter
The materials calculator says 2.54.
> That would be about 150 and 250 metric tons
If using metric tons you need to say "tonnes", not "tons".
But it is interesting you choose to use "metric tons" given 155 and 258 metric tons equates to 171 and 285 U.S. (short) tons. This gives quite a different impression.
> Mr. Bauval went to the Valley temple and could not find them...
> The bigger of those numbers is from that Video and they claim
> it's just 200 tons..... Mr. West, who is in the video in the
> context of 200 ton blocks, was asked by me to explain this and
> the size of the blocks he gave were not the same as those in
> the video. He sated he measured one of a few big blocks at
> about 9m * 2.5m *2m in the Sphinx temple and the big ones in
> the Valley temple were slightly smaller which would make them
> about a 100 metric tons somewhat consistent with what he
> actually stated about the size of these blocks in his two
Given the they talk about the Mortuary, Sphinx and Valley temples often as one in general terms, I have to wonder if the 30' x 12' x 10' block is actually from the Mortuary Temple.
This may be the actual block <[www.360cities.net];.
You have taken Hancock to task for the whole "hundreds of 200 ton block" found at the Sphinx and associated temples, and rightly so. No one is arguing with you on this point yet you still keep bringing it up. But his source doesn't say there are "hundreds" of 200 ton blocks and no notable author in the "alternative community" has ever grasped on to this either so other than to bash Hancock until the day you die for this mistake I'm still not sure why you continue to bring it up every opportunity you get. The simple fact of the matter, agreed on by all, is that there are "many" blocks comprising these 3 temples contemporary with the Sphinx that weigh between 50 and 100+ tons with the largest of them being at least 200 tons. Tooling around on the 360 site I can see many blocks in these temples that would fall into the 100 ton range. There are other blocks at Giza that according to Hawass may be as much as 400 tons. No one, including you, knows the exact measurements of the Valley Temple blocks or just about any of the other temple blocks for that matter. Hancock makes a big deal about cranes and "200 tons", but whether 50, 100, or 200 tons makes no difference as to its age. And also whether 50/100/200, does not diminish the complexity of the task and lest we forget the casing stones and King's Chamber blocks are a whole other can of worms regardless of size.
If you want to keep bashing Hancock, you go right ahead, but for me this horse is dead and I will take your advice and ignore you whenever you bring it up.
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