They don't look like rough blanks to me ..
In fact they look highly and precisely finished.
They all look to be at the same stage of completion . No work in progress.
They look nothing like any Dynastic, Roman or Greek column that I have ever seen.
The Romans were pretty adept at stealing finished egyptian masonry and carting it off to Rome.
As were just about every other Empire and country that has existed since then.
Carved granite on an industrial scale was not possible up until the 19th century.
It's well documented. (Aberdeen Scotland)
(Remember Ronald Rae)
The issue here is not whether granite/masonry was moved to Rome, it clearly was...
It is whether or not these columns were carved by Romans in Egypt.
The columns have been identified as Roman because they are clearly not dynastic Egyptian. Orthodoxy seeing no other possibility other than Rome.
On inspection they do not appear to be Roman either.
I've never seen anything like them. I would be genuinely interested if any other examples could be found elsewhere.
Post Edited (16-Jun-15 02:02)