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Mike D
Audrey wrote: ---------------------------------------------------------------- "You seem to imply that I have a conservative mind. Oh contraire my friend, I am anything but conservative. Not in politics or religion or ancient history. So I would appreciate you not trying to categorize me." ---------------------------------------------------------------- OK got it. Mike D wrote
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Yesterday
Mike D
Thanos5150 wrote ------------------------------------------------------------- "Mike, you should make an effort to understand what you are talking about first. It is only the pyramids of the Middle Kingdom, some 5 centuries after Menkaure, that are mud brick and the stepped or tower core form of their exposed cores is little to no different in appearance than their older stone counterparts
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2 days ago
Mike D
Hi Yve Glass Jigsaw wrote: ----------------------------------------- "I was just reading this. Their deity was Ala/Uto. So similar to your list" ------------------------------------------- Thank you, but even if I could build an important list which seems consistent when confronted to world cases, I don't pretend I solved the whole question. Far from that... There are many,
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2 days ago
Mike D
Hi Steve (and Open mind) Corpuscles wrote: ------------------------------------------------- "Recently you saw Senusret II pyramid photos (mud brick core) ie It once was very soft malleable mud or clay, yet there are examples in Egypt nearly 5000 year old mud bricks that are now hard as if rock and only dried by the sun." ----------------------------------------------------- I t
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3 days ago
Mike D
@Audrey and @Open mind Audrey wrote ------------------------------------------------------------------ "Aren't you an engineer of some sort? I would expect you to ask.... how could this be done?" ------------------------------------------------------------------ I was just wondering how it was done and why. But I wanted also to show how all conservative minds always quite natural
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4 days ago
Mike D
Should I understand that your explanation involves mollusks with five pods, among which one on the side is shorter than the others. So it is just a natural coincidence with human hand shape? OK..let our minds go back to sleep. Reminds me The Far Side of Gary Larson
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5 days ago
Mike D
@ open mind open mind wrote: ----------------------------------------------- "If entire area's are evenly smoothed its unlikely to be hand touch influence. Hands won't have that degree of constancy. I'd imagine the wear from hands would essentially display a scatter gram of the bias of hand interaction points. Consistency of smoothness across the entire surfaces is unlikely to correlat
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6 days ago
Mike D
Hello Was it this? image from: Graham Hancok_Articles_2011_Evidence of Vitrified Stonework in the Inca Vestiges of Peru_ Jan Peter de Jong and Christopher Jordan I also would like to collectively thank WVK and Seasmith for the very valuable information they provided, waheterver the opinion, it is good fuel for mind and a base for reflexion. Also to say that I mainly agree with open min
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7 days ago
Mike D
Glass Jigsaw wrote: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "You may be aware that my main obsessive question with all the huge stone buildings and statues, all over the world, is WHY did they need so much Mica ? It is still used on the heat shields of the Space Shuttle today. Or was it as the uber slippery lubricant. The AE brought it from such
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12 days ago
Mike D
Hello open mind When talking about geopolymers and molding, considering the size of statue, to consider a complete realization of a giant statue entirely by molding seems to me to be an approach as extreme as that of a monolithic statue entirely carved by hand. Can't we imagine that separate simple shape parts are molded with polymers apart, or cut in separate prismatic blocks easy to refine
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12 days ago
Mike D
To Glass Jigsaw and Corpuscles Thank you for your informations, Corpuscles, Your remarks about statues visible limits within shapes and their structural response to earthquake shake are very interesting and a good track to follow. Maybe are we converging on a possible common view about weight transport limitations and giant statues assemblies with possible use of geopolymers? _Just a
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12 days ago
Mike D
Concerning very large statues of ancient Egypt, generally colossal seated statues of pharaoh, said to weigh above 450 tons, e.g. Colossi of Memnon, 750 tons each plus pedestal 500 tons, or Ozymandias broken colossus at Ramesseseum, claimed to reach 1000 tons, I do not claim that they were not created by ancient historical Egyptians. They indeed belong to historical ancient Egypt because they sha
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13 days ago
Mike D
The claim of 1000 tons is yours or you assume its true, so the evidence and research is yours also. I don't buy this unsubstanciated claim, thus I don't have to prove it's true. That's your task. I am waiting facts, evidence, which you answer with claims and assumptions made by others is not. All what I see is not a 1000 tons statue but scattered remnants in the form of many broken blocks.
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14 days ago
Mike D
Thanos5150 wrote: ------------------------------------------------------------ "The 1000 ton statue, the "Ozymandias Colossus", made of Aswan granite, is found in the Ramesseum near Luxor: " "So, you were saying...?" ------------------------------------------------------------- 1_Where does come this number, what authority? How was it calculated from scattered p
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15 days ago
Mike D
Thanos5150 wrote: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "The New Kingdom statue of Ramesses II weighs around 1000 tons and I do not see anyone clamoring to pin moving it on lost advanced technology or that it is the image of one of the Lost Ones." --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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15 days ago
Mike D
Thanos5150 wrote: ------------------------------------------------------------------- "There are blocks in the Old Kingdom in the 200-400 ton range. The New Kingdom statue of Ramesses II weighs around 1000 tons and I do not see anyone clamoring to pin moving it on lost advanced technology or that it is the image of one of the Lost Ones. " ---------------------------------------------
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16 days ago
Mike D
Does it mean that you consider that Atlantis demise has nothing to do with a global catastrophe able to deeply affect Mid-Atlantic Ridge, like impacts at end of Ice Age and especially Younger Dryas hypothesis comet impact? Do you deny catastrophist ideas and prefer gradualist explanations, as it seems to be the case (maybe I'm wrong)? It is your choice, but if keeping that way I think there a
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16 days ago
Mike D
I wont be so hard as you, egyptologists and archaeologists did a long and hard work to expose ancient world remains and obtained many very precious results on ancient civilisations. A great part of their historical discoveries AND explanations remains valid. That is a reality that must not be denied as a whole. But since long decades, and despite many discoveries and progress of science, often
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16 days ago
Mike D
Thank you, very interesting travel in very old toponymy. All those places with Alizia type name are numerous in ancient Gaul and must come from far remote times, in the beginning of megaliths and of Gaïa Goddess cult, with unknown pepople for historians, sometimes named Ligurians, the people of Glozel. They were placed on sacred earth grids hence the aligments. The constant links between a
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16 days ago
Mike D
Yes, there is one gradualist law to follow under guidance of Lyell, Darwin & partners Inc established since 1820 and this law applies to all aspects of science. Opponents will be prosecuted and considered as members of the irrational sect of "bigdiots".
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16 days ago
Mike D
Corpuscles wrote: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "One important detail about the Place de la Concorde obelisk , which you are likely familiar with, but for others is worth mentioning, is that the French navy had to drag the item on SLEDS from the Luxor complex to the Nile.227 tons dragged by sled.There are many h
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16 days ago
Mike D
Thanos5150 wrote ---------------- Mike D wrote ---------------------------------------------------- (...)"the Vatican obelisk mass has always been over-estimated, 750 metric tons, whereas a precise geometric examination leads to 378 metric tons." ---------------------------------------------------- Thanos5150 comment: "I am not sure where you got this 750 tons in the first p
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17 days ago
Mike D
Interesting option, but more complex to implement for Serapeum boxes than in the case of simple rectangular blocks for mass production outdoor. Molds are cumbersome in cramped indoor space, they leave traces on material, and are much more difficult to use for inner shapes, and often require slant surfaces to remove mold parts, named draft angles. So much for parallelism and perpendicularity GD
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17 days ago
Mike D
Apocalypse wrote: -------------------------------------------------------------------------- "There's definitely traces of river beds all over the plateau, but the bathymetric data, like you say, is not of the highest quality. Also, if you look at how much sediment is covering the proposed location of the city, I would imagine that some of the smaller rivers and canals that might have once
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17 days ago
Mike D
Hello again Concerning possible deep drowned ancient city off Cuba coast, it has been a well known and documented case in its time, but nothing came out as usual. Mostly because of usual automatic anti-Atlantis thinking of science, but also it was located at about 900 meters depth, and if you remove 120m of sea level rise since end of Ice Age (admitting this "city" came from thes
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17 days ago
Mike D
Hello Concerning engineering: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Corpuscles wrote: " gather you are suggesting that like the French, the Romans some 1700 years earlier were also "modern engineers with extended expertise in maths and physics"? Dare I suggest that they probably even more advanced given
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18 days ago
Mike D
Open mind Wrote: --------------------------------------------------------- > "I spent 40 years in engineering world, a real concrete and exact "bolt and nuts" world, so....." --------------------------------------------------------- Why do you quote this, should I be asahamed of something? I am and will always be an independent and critical mind, not willing to change (
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18 days ago
Mike D
Hello Corpuscles Thank you for your reply. Concerning Isida sessions, here are my links: Isida main page, From there, Search: , you find this: EGYPT_March - 2013. Saqqara. Serapeum From this page, a link to click: "The main photo report on the Serapeum was published earlier, according to the results of the expedition "Egypt. December - 2012"." Saqqara-Serapeum_Photos_
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18 days ago
Mike D
Thanos5150 Wrote: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (...) ISIDA brought measuring devices on their trip which they used inside and out of at least a few boxes. Regardless, other than trivial pursuit-what questions would this answer to have this "data" of the dimensions of each box? I fail to see what answers to any great my
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19 days ago
Mike D
Thank you for exposing your work, nice 3D and clear. The limit for investigation becomes the lack of good available 3D bathymetry usable in CAdCam softwares as you did. If needed I have got Catia which could read your Solidworks data, but for the moment I don't think it would help go further than you did, which is a pretty good work. My feeling, in parallel with your city site examination,
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