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3 days ago
Merrell
Hanslune Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > Looks like Ed's old and hilarious 'Man is old as > Coal" site has been taken over by another 'user'. To get it clear: this is nothing to do with Garry Denke and the Stonehenge/Coal theory?
Forum: Mysteries
4 days ago
Merrell
Matejuss Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > For me it looked like a piramid of course i am not > an expert but hearing many scientist saying that > it is a piramid is realy convincing. You might be interested in seeing this discussion of a National Geographic documentary presented some years ago by an archaeologist and a geologist.
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4 days ago
Merrell
Matejuss Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Why is there nobody talking about bigest and > oldest piramids found in the world in bosnia city > of visoko ... Probably because there aren't any. It's old news.
Forum: Mysteries
6 days ago
Merrell
DeltaCrawDaddy Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Merrill, did you even look at the links I posted? > What you just showed me, looks nothing like what I > am attempting to show you. What I said was that many such phenomena turn out to be of geological origin.
Forum: Mysteries
6 days ago
Merrell
Many similar phenomena - that, at first sight, could surely be nothing other than manmade - turn out to be of geological origin.
Forum: Mysteries
15 days ago
Merrell
Dr. Troglodyte Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > the base of > ‘G3/Menkaure/Mycerinus' is designated as 200 x > 200 . What is the source of this > dimension? According to Lehner (Pyr., 1997: 134), has 102.2 x 104.6 m. (as also mentioned here). Applying a cubit of 0.523 m., that would be 195.4 cub. x 200 cub. Comments have been mad
Forum: Mysteries
17 days ago
Merrell
Susan Doris Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Fortunately, I cannot see the picture! Well: the biscuit (from 1852) looks something like a cross between a McVities Digestive and a crumpet. Heaven knows what it tasted like. The beef just looked ick. But if the crew were hungry enough, I guess they'd have eaten anything. > It's really > qui
Forum: History
17 days ago
Merrell
Dr. Troglodyte Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > The odor of the brined beef was described as > "gnarly”, although not fully rotted (and > considered, by some, as edible), while the ship > biscuit ”survived the best”…. ... A description of provisions on board the Centurion in c. 1740 : Quote"The Biscuit ... (was) so worm-
Forum: History
26 days ago
Merrell
Happy Birthday, Susan! I hope you enjoy lots of cookies and lots of cake ...
Forum: Misc.
26 days ago
Merrell
There's more about Il Disinganno here, here, and here.
Forum: Mysteries
26 days ago
Merrell
QuoteThis spring, as people around the world sheltered at home to avoid spreading or catching the coronavirus, many home cooks cultivated their baking hobby or learned to make sourdough. Some housebound archaeologists took the trend to the next level by replicating baking methods from Roman Pompeii or Neolithic Turkey. Blackley, for example, is collaborating with archaeologist Serena Love of A
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
28 days ago
Merrell
Open mind Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Love to. But I'm going to employ self control so > as not to digress the point of this thread Just to remind you that this particular discussion arose when I replied to an extract that I found in the document to which you linked when you responded to the OP. > in an > attempt to lead by example.
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
30 days ago
Merrell
Open mind Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > "No, Vyse's record of his discoveries is not in > doubt." > > said with authority. So much hope loaded into > that emphatic period... finger and toes crossed? Do you have any evidence to the contrary?
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
30 days ago
Merrell
Open mind Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > nuclearpyramid.com ... QuoteThe history of the ancient Egyptian civilization was recorded in hieroglyphics cut into stone. Even when “paint” was used on the stone, the symbolization was first cut into the stone. None of these stone records attribute the Great Pyramid to a pharaoh or anyone else. There i
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
6 weeks ago
Merrell
Thanos5150 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Merrell Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > > Part of a roughly notched III Dynasty copper > saw > > was found at Meidum. ... > Can you please quote and/or give the source of the > 3rd Dynasty saw found at Meidum? Certainly. Petrie 1917: 43.
Forum: Mysteries
6 weeks ago
Merrell
Part of a roughly notched III Dynasty copper saw was found at Meidum. Emery or corundum might have been used as an abrasive.
Forum: Mysteries
7 weeks ago
Merrell
Thanos5150 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The Russians are using a small hand "saw" which as > we can see they are able to move at a very high > rate of speed compared to the 2 man crosscut saw > so there is a reason why they can cut more faster > as they are able to move the blade faster. Thanks ... Yes, that makes sense.
Forum: Mysteries
7 weeks ago
Merrell
Dr. Troglodyte Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > Copper ‘saws’ are > dem > onstrably capable of cutting granite. Thanks, Dr. T. - another interesting video. However, although the people in the Russian video called the tool a "saw," it didn't seem to be the same sort of saw used by a pair of workers as shown in the video linked
Forum: Mysteries
7 weeks ago
Merrell
Hanslune Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > > Seems to work and oddly it also worked in the 80's > when I did it - however it is slow and hard on > wrists, elbows and shoulders. However, I believe > we can agree the Egyptian probably used teams and > switched off frequently. Thanks very much, Hanslune. I did include a link me
Forum: Mysteries
7 weeks ago
Merrell
gulsbo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > As Chris Dunn has shown without doubt; all over > Egypt there is traces of a lost technology. Experiments demonstrate the likelihood of the use of copper saws in conjunction with sand. Petrie refers to the existence of many pieces of waste demonstrating the use of saws at Giza and elsewhere.
Forum: Mysteries
7 weeks ago
Merrell
gulsbo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > ... The saw marks are definitely > NOT from the silly copper saw. So what saw are they from?
Forum: Mysteries
7 weeks ago
Merrell
Thanos 5150, For the benefit of anyone who might not have seen previous posts on this subject: in your opinion, of what material did the saw responsible for the marks on the side of Khufu’s granite sarcophagus consist of?
Forum: Mysteries
7 weeks ago
Merrell
There is no known representation of the sawing of stone by means of a copper blade. Nevertheless, there is evidence of saw-marks on portcullises and sarcophagi. So, if the saws that left the marks weren't made of copper, of what substance were they made? Merrerll: >> On rock tablets at Wadi Maghara in Sinai, a source > of copper and turquoise, were images of Sneferu > and
Forum: Mysteries
7 weeks ago
Merrell
gulsbo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > Merrell claim > they needed copper for stonework at Gizeh. That is > The nonsens. > Tell me why someone even thought of, using copper > for customising Granite? ... Quote ... the ancient Egyptians had copper saw blades, which they employed in carpentry, and are frequently represented in
Forum: Mysteries
7 weeks ago
Merrell
AndyBlackard Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > Additionally, the assumption that tools made of > soft, pure copper were the only option for copper > tools prior to the bronze age, proper, may be > inappropriate. I have seen some articles saying > that "dirty copper" or pre-bronze arsenic-alloyed > copper may have been in
Forum: Mysteries
8 weeks ago
Merrell
gulsbo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > ..."Archaeological evidence shows that copper was > mined in southwestern Sinai, and transported to > Giza because it was needed during the construction > of the pyramids - for instance, in copper slabbing > saws.".... > > Nonsens. Can you explain why you don't agree with this stat
Forum: Mysteries
8 weeks ago
Merrell
gulsbo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > This copperworking tools has been debate her for > decades. Everyone that has a little bit of > experience with stoneworking knows it is > ridiculous to believe copper tools were the tools > to build the pyramids. ... Archaeological evidence shows that copper was mined in southwestern Sinai, and t
Forum: Mysteries
8 weeks ago
Merrell
gulsbo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Yes. Problems with silly > explaining-away-“experiments". Really? Could you explain in more detail what the problems are?
Forum: Mysteries
8 weeks ago
Merrell
gulsbo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Please... dont come up with these silly > "experiments". Sorry? Some problem?
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2 months ago
Merrell
Good work, Dr. Troglodyte.
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