> Jon Ellison wrote:
> > Hi Phil ..
> > For an abandoned quarry, stone carving facility there seems
> > be a lack of partially completed columns. No work in
> > Just a debris field of completed columns.
> Exactly, that's what I tried to say in
> second paragraph of my post at the end of the previous
> discussion. No columns that were partially quarried
> before being abandoned, no quarried columns that were only
> partially rounded or finished.
They are the stuff ups. There is a picture of one standing but that might have flaws too?
The most likely time to break I think would be trying to manouver to transport
therefore in ship shape finished.
> They're all totally complete and just lying there broken amidst
> the debris. That is a clear sign of a completed settlement
> whose stonework has been pilfered and repurposed elsewhere. It
> is not a sign of an abandoned quarry. It far more resembles a
> ransacked settlement.
If they ransacked, and preferred to to steal such columns, then that contradicts your belief
that they wouldn't like to finish them there, as they would suffer damage as fragile and delicate in a
The book part you read (Thanos posted) says explicitly on page 71
that they never ever completely finished stone in the quarry but left it oversize
in case of possible minor transport damage.
So if they were ransacked, and then they had to transport and finish them or fit them perfectly, etc
Then , why couldn't they make the lot themselves? Why go to another country?
Are you saying that no one up until 18th Century AD, NO ONE could make such and everything comes
from ..we don't know where!?
Post Edited (16-Jun-15 01:32)