> Was there ANYTHING in your reply that speaks directly to my
> simple question about whether granite columns were quarried
> from Mons Claudianus during the 1st century AD by the Roman
It all speaks to it. It is bewildering you cannot comprehend this. But at the very least surely you can understand how it speaks, as well as the granite of the Great Wall also lost on you, to another erroneous statement you have oft repeated which is also part and parcel of this debate:
i have difficulty accepting that the OK knew how to quarry and
shape millions of tons of limestone and granite and then
somehow lost that technology until the Romans rediscovered how
to work granite two millennia later, and then it was forgotten
again until two more millennia later in the 1800s.
Emphasis mine on the relevant point.
Medieval Europeans, Indians (Bharatiya), Chinese, et al-no one forgot anything about working granite the least of which on an "industrial scale". Part of your entire self-consistent narrative you incessantly try and impose on others is predicated on the mistaken belief no one other than your lost civilization could work granite in this manner until the 1800's, ergo any granite or hard stone you see in ancient times must be the worked by said "lost civilization". You were previously misinformed, a defect now indisputably corrected.
Please for once admit you are wrong so we can move on.
And before you attempt to deflect, ignore, handwave, spew unrelated rhetoric, or otherwise avoid taking responsibility for yourself and your comments, please consider this is an opportunity to prove you are the honest "open minded" individual you claim to be. Are we wrong about you? Corp has given you this opportunity twice now. Please do not squander it a 3rd time.
We await your reply.