Chris Smith, on 01 December 2009 - 11:14 PM, said:
Unfortunately the papyri were encased in a Mylar sheath when I saw them, so taking thickness measurements was not possible. However, their encasement in Mylar had its advantages, since it meant I was able to take exact tracings of the edges of the papyri without fear of damaging the fragments. This will make for a far more accurate regression analysis.
I will say that from my visual observation of the fragments, it was quite clear that the Hor papyrus is thicker than the Ta-shere min papyrus. I'd guess that it was about twice as thick.
Incidentally, it is not impossible to measure the papyri while encased inside the mylar. Indeed, with the right tool, it is quite easy to measure the thickness of the mylar, the papyrus, the glue used to attach the papyrus to the backing paper, and the backing paper itself--every single layer, to 1/10,000th of an inch.
Edited by William Schryver, 02 December 2009 - 01:39 PM.
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Posted 02 December 2009 - 07:56 PM
wenglund, on 01 December 2009 - 05:38 PM, said:
It has become painfully obvious that I am boring everyone into submission with my tedious musings.
Nonsense Wade, I've read with interest every word you've written. I've just been lying low since the mods seem to be on the prowl for me lately.
What they don't teach in Sunday school "We take off into the cosmos, ready for anything - - solitude, hardship, exhaustion, death. We're proud of ourselves. But when you think about it, our enthusiasm's a sham. We don't want other worlds; we want mirrors." -- Gibarian