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All these constraints had to be taken into account.
Building has always been a major undertaking for man and the beginning of construction has often been an occasion for asking the gods for their good-will, and the end for thanking them.
I begged the majesty of my lord (to have) brought to (me) a sarcophagus of white stone from Tura His majesty caused the seal-bearer of the god to cross over together with a company of sailors under his command in order to bring to (me) this sarcophagus from Tura it arrived with him in a great barge of the court together with its lid, a false door lintel, two doorjambs and a libation stone.For on all the casing, and on the core on which the casing fitted, there are lines drawn on the horizontal surfaces, showing where each stone was to be placed on those below it.If the stones were merely trimmed to fit each other as the building went on, there would be no need to have so carefully marked the place of each block in this particular way; and it shows that they were probably planned and fitted together on the ground below.Most of the ancient Egyptian buildings have disappeared leaving no trace.
Built of sun baked bricks made of Nile mud and straw, houses, palaces and city walls crumbled when they stopped being looked after.
The majesty of this god marveled ..........; this god [assum]ed the station [for] the extension of the [measuring-line]. Behold, the majesty of this revered god desired to do the extending of the line himself .........