the literature goes to great lengths to emphasise the mechanical perfection of many of the artefacts of ancient Egypt. I know, ‘cos as a crank I’ve had to plough through, read, view, enjoy, and suffer a helluva lot of it.
Here, have a nice snap—
—downlifted from u-toobe. (To go there, CLICK HERE )
buy now and you get this one free~!
Okaaaaaayyyy … if it’s the same beast I have to conclude that whatever it was in the first shot foreground was casually shoved out of view for the second, or telephotos versus wide-angles were legedermainerised. But that’s not my point—
—my point is that if those monsters are really created from solid granite (oops, redundancy there: granite is pretty dam’ solid anyway) and made initially technically perfect (you know … flat, square, level, etc?) then how come the rather idiosyncratic deformations?
TO NOT DIGRESS
Percy Harrison Fawcett was lost and died in the jungles of South America. So? So having not found the book in decades I came across a copy (no problem these days with Amazon, boom boom!) in Aberdeen. You know, usual romantic tale of poking about amongst the dusty tomes etc etc when suddenly: BINGO—
“Mr Argus! Sir!”
Oh no. It’s Little Ollivia … … now I’m for it …
“Yes, Little Ollivia, darling child?”
“Sir — you’re raving again …”
Oops. Course correction needed. Left-hand down a bit, steady as she goes …
—I found it.
Still have it: Exploration Fawcett. Like this only different—
my own copy is a decrepit hardback
So (from memory) in it ol’ Percy’s scribe mentions two intriguing things—
(a) legends of ancient cities lit by cold lights, and
(b) chemical temporary softenings of hard stone.
So … doesn’t the ‘damage’ to the mechanically perfect stonery of that box above look just a wee bit like a ‘temporarily softened box’ deformation?
Or do we really think it was carved that way, by master craftsmen, for whatever purpose?
But if some manner of impact (earthquake? Comet? Men with rocks?) deformation was involved … well, you figure it out. But I keep niggling—at what point was the decorative/instructional artwork added? Before, after, even during that soft deforming? Brrrr …
Bugger~! Spouse wants me to go do some overdue work in the garden, and I know that tone of request (ignore it and beyond here be monsters.) (Dum dog I may well be, but stupid I ain’t…)