> Hi Thanos.
> Just a quick question.
> If the Romans were so adept at granite carving.
> Why would they quarry and carve granite columns in Egypt when
> there's already a plentiful supply of high quality raw granite
> on the Italian peninsula?
Is this question only relevant if the Romans viewed the granite on the Italian peninsula as the same as or superior to the granite in Egypt?
I think that with this question we once again bump into the ‘I/we would not have done that, therefore they would not have done that’ way of thinking - a way of thinking from the same stable as ‘I/we don’t know how they could have done that; therefore they could not have done that’.
A classic example of the latter is the argument that boils down to: We don’t know how the 4th Dynasty Egyptians could have built the great pyramids, and therefore the 4th Dynasty Egyptians did not build the great pyramids.
So few answers - and not one of them mine.