>So let me see if I got this straight, "Archae": After over ten
>years of vainly (and anonymously) trying to debunk alternative
>theories about the construction of various Egyptian monuments,
>you seriously expect me to believe you've never heard of the
>alternative theories of engineers like Dunn or Petrie,
This is some of the advanced artifacts of Dunn and Petrie.........
(height. 11 cm. The Petrie Museum, Photograph by Jon Bodsworth
Granite sarcophagus of the Great Pyramid, 4th Dynasty.
Photograph by Jon Bodsworth
(The Egypt Archive)
Plaster cast of saw marks (UC69833) on the side of Khufu's granite sarcophagus in the Great Pyramid, 4th Dynasty (approximate height 20 cm. The Petrie Museum, Photograph by Jon Bodsworth)
I have absolute no idea why anyone would imagine that this are examples of advanced power tools or whatever because it sure looks like examples of simple rock working technology.
BTW, here is a saw mark on one of the basalt pavements of the Great Pyramid apparently cut with giant circular saws according to one of the above authors.
Don't look all that advance either....... certainly not even remotely close to the quality of your local granite countertop business. It will be on display there go take a look, it's not that hard to do and you might actually learn something useful.
>cite a couple of the more well-known names?!?
Next you will be claiming the ancient Egyptians were only able to quarry by slowly chipping hieroglyphics over and over again with a flint chisel to form a trench.
Dunn, C. (2002) The obelisk quarry mystery: Do Egyptologist really know how these monuments were created. Atlantis Rising, 34, p. 44 & 70-71.
In this article he uses data that looks remarkably the same (i.e. exactly) as the data from Stocks (2001) for the fine dressing rates for the carving of a hieroglyphic with stone tools (stone hammer and flint chisel) and apparently the unpublished rate for flattening of a rock surface with stone pounders for the purpose of sawing experiments from said paper to calculate how long it takes to excavate the unfinished obelisk at Aswan by quarrying with the ancient Egyptian tools suggested by Egyptology. I have no idea how an experienced engineer would think that the rate insinuated to be for quarrying yet no different from the rate for the carving of a hieroglyphic had anything to due with the quarrying of an obelisk by the ancient Egyptians.... to assert such would be completely absurd.
Stocks, D.A. (2001) Testing ancient Egyptian granite-working methods in Aswan. Upper Egypt, Antiquity, 75, 89-94.
>stop wasting my time already. And I know you are just dying to
>post even more of your silly, half-baked orthodox explanations
>for evidence of advanced machining, but the problem is that
>we're on an **ALTERNATIVE HISTORY** website and we've already
>heard the orthodox opinion on these things and we've
>specifically rejected them in favor of the more plausible
>explanation. So anyway, sorry, but thanks anyways...
What, that diorite is the hardest rock on the earth's surface and no one dares carve it today, and granite can only be scratched with diamond...... both of which are completely and utterly false?
Archae Solenhofen (email@example.com)