> Origyptian wrote:
> > And they were ready to ship the 2nd column 19
> > days later, but apparently it was either a broken/repaired
> > column or the result of conjoining two pre-existing shorter
> > columns to form one longer column which resulted in this
> > inscription:
> > "Steel and charcoal"?Quote
> We have received your letter, Sir, in which
> > you reproach us about the caurasia [broken stone?] because we
> > have made then conterminous [fitted them together?]. However,
> > as we (had learnt) from your letter that there was iron in the
> > store, we used all the colour-mixing, like the people of old
> > (taught us).
> > "Infidels"?
> > "Conterminous"?
> > "People of old"?
> > Fascinating material, these ostraca.
> Hi Phil.
> "Made Them Conterminous".
> Engineering and production..
> The fitting together of un-matched components in such a way as
> to do ones best to disguise the joint.
> "Plastering over the cracks"
> They were repairing broken columns.
I can't find anything on "caurasia".
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?