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Scott Creighton wrote:

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>AS: You should ask them where the ancient Egyptians got
>that imaginary advanced technology that lifted those hundreds
>of imaginary blocks regularly exceeding 200 tons in Khafre's
>Valley temple (such as those described in Hancock and Bauval
>(1996)).

>SC: Imaginary advanced technology? What in the blazes are you
>havering about?

If you read their book it should be quite clear to you.... they went on and on about modern cranes not being able to build the Valley temple without great difficulty, if at all. If you haven't actually read it it's in a section called "Impossible Engineering", if that does not make it a little clearer..

>The weight pf these blocks is a complete red herring to this
>point as you well know.

Ya..... and making grossly exaggerated claims about the ancient Egyptian's architecture is an example of what?

>The blocks you refer to are damn heavy
>and would have required considerable capability to move them
>whether they were "a mere" 25 ton, 50, 100 or 200 ton.

Lot easier to get away with fooling the reader of a fringe archeology book with the insinuation of "Impossible Engineering" if one claims that modern cranes are not able to move hundreds of 200 ton blocks without great difficulty as opposed to 25 ton, 50, 100 tons.

>The
>POINT is that Graham, Robert and other antidox opnion fully
>accept that the AE of the OK were entirely capable in their own
>right of managing such heavy blocks and of using such to
>construct these monuments and, indeed, did so.

Yes, a long as the ancient Egyptians or I guess other "certain builders in antiquity" (whoever they are, apparently the lost tribe who built the first Sphinx that the fringe is so fond of mentioning) had the wherewithal to do something that is claimed by such authors to be very taxing for our modern engineering specialists.... but then contrary to Graham and Robert, modern boom cranes are cable of lifting 1000s of tons, not about 200 tons, the largest blocks in Khafre's Valley temple are not even close to 200 tons, and the smallest ones are considerably less than 50 tons.

>So - what's your point, caller?

The 4th dynasty ancient Egyptians are quite capable of moving and lifting the 25 ton, 50, 100 or 200 ton blocks in their Giza architecture with the simple tools Egyptologists have attributed to them.....

Archae Solenhofen (solenhofen@hotmail.com)

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