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Origyptian wrote:


> Since the ostraca's coverage of life back
> then is considered to have been so exhaustive, you'd think it'd
> be easy to find specific references to their primary purpose
> for being there. It's hard to believe how difficult it is to
> find any specific reference (in the ostraca) to the actual act
> of quarrying those huge objects.

I didn't spend a whole lot of time researching this, but I did read that someone (forget who) was going to publish a paper on quarrying specifically, and so the subject was only touched on briefly.

There is a published "volume" on the ostraca, but I wasn't going to pay 30 bucks for it because some archaeologist thinks his boring paper is worth selling. I have a problem with the greed.

The little reading I did showed me that the entire subject is quite involved with quarrying in different countries, importing, different column styles and many different stones. I have the impression one would have to study a long time to fully understand.

I think my skepticism of archaeology is of a different nature than others here. I worked in the construction industry and find it hard to believe they are qualified to investigate construction and quarrying.



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Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 941 JonnyMcA 25-Jun-15 20:33
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 400 Thanos5150 25-Jun-15 23:19
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 424 Corpuscles 26-Jun-15 01:22
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 488 Audrey 26-Jun-15 02:00
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 422 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 02:52
Re: Mons Claudianus Tools 420 MJT 26-Jun-15 17:34
Re: Mons Claudianus Tools 402 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 17:57
Re: Mons Claudianus Tools 474 MJT 26-Jun-15 19:22
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 416 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 04:04
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 404 Audrey 26-Jun-15 05:18
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 406 Jon Ellison 26-Jun-15 10:24
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 433 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 15:26
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 406 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 19:23
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 409 Thanos5150 26-Jun-15 06:28
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 336 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 14:50
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 372 Audrey 27-Jun-15 02:20
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 356 Origyptian 27-Jun-15 04:49
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 403 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 02:33
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 428 Thanos5150 26-Jun-15 07:06
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 408 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 15:06
Example 435 DScribr 26-Jun-15 18:05
Re: Example 373 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 19:04
Re: Example 351 cladking 26-Jun-15 19:21
Re: Example 389 Brian Patterson 26-Jun-15 19:32
Re: Example 439 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 19:43
Re: Example 393 DScribr 26-Jun-15 22:36
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 376 Thanos5150 26-Jun-15 20:24
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 414 Origyptian 26-Jun-15 21:42
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 405 Corpuscles 27-Jun-15 00:19
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 409 Audrey 27-Jun-15 02:26
Same old same old..... 464 DScribr 26-Jun-15 22:48
Re: Same old same old..... 434 Thanos5150 27-Jun-15 05:16
Re: Same old same old..... 404 Jon Ellison 27-Jun-15 16:08
Re: Same old same old..... 411 Origyptian 27-Jun-15 21:18
Re: Same old same old..... 364 Corpuscles 28-Jun-15 00:10
Re: Same old same old..... 341 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 01:25
Re: Same old same old..... 421 Corpuscles 28-Jun-15 02:52
Re: Same old same old..... 396 Origyptian 28-Jun-15 01:35
Re: Same old same old..... 415 Audrey 28-Jun-15 00:47
Re: Same old same old..... 450 Origyptian 28-Jun-15 02:56
Re: Same old same old..... 387 Merrell 28-Jun-15 13:20
Only One World of True Believers? 405 cladking 28-Jun-15 15:23
Re: Same old same old..... 370 Thanos5150 28-Jun-15 03:27
Re: Same old same old..... 472 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 11:00
Re: Same old same old..... 353 Thanos5150 28-Jun-15 16:53
Re: Same old same old..... 437 Origyptian 28-Jun-15 17:25
Re: Same old same old..... 379 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 18:14
Why change??? 368 DScribr 30-Jun-15 22:19
Re: Why change??? 366 Jon Ellison 30-Jun-15 22:52
Re: Why change??? 395 Origyptian 01-Jul-15 04:27
Re: Why change??? 435 Corpuscles 01-Jul-15 06:11
Re: Why change??? 380 Origyptian 01-Jul-15 13:41
Re: Why change??? 376 Jon Ellison 01-Jul-15 14:08
Re: Why change??? 439 Origyptian 01-Jul-15 15:33
Re: Why change??? 377 Jon Ellison 01-Jul-15 15:38
Re: Why change??? 434 Jon Ellison 01-Jul-15 16:03
Re: Why change??? 409 Origyptian 01-Jul-15 16:21
Re: Why care about the facts??? 362 DScribr 02-Jul-15 19:59
Re: Why care about the facts??? 380 Origyptian 02-Jul-15 20:13
Re: Why care about the facts??? 400 Jon Ellison 02-Jul-15 20:52
Mod Warning > Jon Ellison 401 lukehancock 03-Jul-15 11:20
Re: Why should 'we' care about the facts??? 425 DScribr 06-Jul-15 18:17
Re: Why should 'we' care about the facts??? 394 Corpuscles 07-Jul-15 02:26
Re: Why should 'we' care about the facts??? 405 Origyptian 07-Jul-15 03:26
Willful ignorance 450 DScribr 07-Jul-15 18:02
Re: Why care about the facts??? 409 Jon Ellison 02-Jul-15 22:49
Re: NO change of facts 377 DScribr 02-Jul-15 19:54
Re: NO change of facts 398 Origyptian 02-Jul-15 21:55
Re: Why change??? 338 DScribr 02-Jul-15 19:52
Re: Why change??? 441 Origyptian 02-Jul-15 21:54
"Seems to be..." 364 DScribr 06-Jul-15 18:06
Re: "Seems to be..." 378 Origyptian 06-Jul-15 19:03
Re: "Seems to be..." 289 DScribr 07-Jul-15 17:48
Re: "Seems to be..." 392 Origyptian 07-Jul-15 18:19
Re: "Seems to be..." 378 DScribr 07-Jul-15 18:31
Re: "Seems to be..." 393 Origyptian 07-Jul-15 18:35
Re: "Seems to be..." 392 Jon Ellison 07-Jul-15 20:27
Re: Seems to be a Dbl-standard 401 DScribr 08-Jul-15 17:49
Re: Seems to be a Dbl-standard 341 Origyptian 08-Jul-15 17:55
It IS a Dbl-standard!!! 373 DScribr 08-Jul-15 22:49
Re: It IS a Dbl-standard!!! 446 Jon Ellison 09-Jul-15 00:32
Re: It IS a Dbl-standard!!! 417 Origyptian 09-Jul-15 05:55
Same nonsense-different day... 437 DScribr 09-Jul-15 18:13
Re: Same nonsense-different day... 416 Origyptian 09-Jul-15 18:45
Re: Same nonsense-different day... 398 Jon Ellison 09-Jul-15 19:21
Re: Same nonsense-different day....A MUST READ for all Ori "Fans." 369 DScribr 10-Jul-15 19:29
Re: Same nonsense-different day....A MUST READ for all Ori "Fans." 497 Origyptian 10-Jul-15 21:02
Selective memory loss 490 DScribr 10-Jul-15 22:49
Re: Seems to be a Dbl-standard 378 Jon Ellison 09-Jul-15 01:09
English Lesson 399 randompHactor 27-Jun-15 15:46
Re: English Lesson 409 Thanos5150 27-Jun-15 16:33
Re: English Lesson 431 Jon Ellison 27-Jun-15 16:55
Re: English Lesson 452 Origyptian 27-Jun-15 20:25
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 418 Corpuscles 26-Jun-15 04:31
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 335 Audrey 26-Jun-15 05:23
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 332 Corpuscles 26-Jun-15 06:43
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 321 Audrey 27-Jun-15 01:28
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 385 Corpuscles 27-Jun-15 01:56
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 394 Thanos5150 26-Jun-15 17:00
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 504 Origyptian 28-Jun-15 18:58
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 366 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 20:05
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 407 Origyptian 29-Jun-15 13:39
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 392 Jon Ellison 29-Jun-15 14:11
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 406 Audrey 30-Jun-15 03:01
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 394 Jon Ellison 30-Jun-15 13:20
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 380 DUNE 27-Jun-15 17:01
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 395 Jon Ellison 27-Jun-15 17:10
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 397 Sirfiroth 27-Jun-15 18:12
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 348 Jon Ellison 27-Jun-15 18:37
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 406 cladking 27-Jun-15 18:47
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 355 Ulrich 28-Jun-15 15:06
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 379 Origyptian 28-Jun-15 15:30
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 362 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 16:33
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 340 Audrey 28-Jun-15 17:39
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 380 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 18:23
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 425 Ulrich 29-Jun-15 19:20
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 450 Audrey 30-Jun-15 01:26
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 338 Ulrich 30-Jun-15 02:28
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 429 Origyptian 30-Jun-15 03:48
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 387 Ulrich 30-Jun-15 15:53
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 474 Ulrich 30-Jun-15 21:03
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 507 Thanos5150 30-Jun-15 04:12
Re: Giza Pyramids: Order of Construction part 2 361 Jon Ellison 28-Jun-15 19:11
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