Jurors in the ongoing case of Creighton v Vyse were sorely disappointed in thinking that they could retire and make their verdict today.
The Professor and his team are determined to drag out affairs for as long as possible, perhaps hoping that the judge might die of old age and a new set of proceedings initiated.
Thus far, the crux of this matter is contained in Scott Creighton's new book, "The Great Pyramid Hoax: The Conspiracy to Conceal the True History of Ancient Egypt" which states:
"Creighton’s study strikes down one of the most fundamental assertions of orthodox Egyptologists and reopens long-standing questions about the Great Pyramid’s true age, who really built it, and why."
Interestingly, the Professor gets a mention in the advertising blurb:
"Also, just to the bottom-left of the cartouche, as pointed out by independent researcher Philip Femano, Ph.D."
The author is attempting to prove that if no provenance can be given to the Khufu cartouche in Campbell's Chamber, then this will, somehow, question the date of the construction of the Great Pyramid and therefore, "conceal the true history of Ancient Egypt."
The Professor, who is on record as stating that there could well have been an ancient civilization built by aliens 1,000,000 years ago, is obviously an excellent choice to reveal the true history of Ancient Egypt.
Conspicuous by his absence in the professor's team was the gentleman in the tin foil helmet, known affectionately as the Old Geezer. Apparently, he needed a respite from the "gutter language" of the previous session and was seen wandering around at the rear of the courthouse armed with a divining rod made from recycled bicycle spokes.
Rumour has it, that Geezer is testing his new rod by searching for an underground spring in preparation for a trip to Giza in the hope of locating a geyser beneath the plateau. We wish him well in such an endeavour.
Today's proceedings centred around science. This was much more to the Professor's liking than archaeology. Since he could produce no proof whatsoever to remove the cartouche as a Dynasty 4 motif, he was relieved to finally be able to show his mettle and attain the "higher standards of proof" which he so vociferously espouses.
Radio Carbon Dating is much more up his scientific alley.
Looking resplendent in his freshly laundered lab coat, the Professor questioned the defence witnesses relentlessly as to the composition of the mortar in the Great Pyramid, and in particular, the wood which was used to make charcoal, as the dating could very much hinge on this factor.
But, as one of the jurors was overheard whilst speaking to a fellow decider, "What if the wood was brought in from a Sub Saharan Neolithic village by a slave train?"
Thanos5150, for the defence, tabled the RCD findings from two studies from differing time frames and showed that the results had little variation. As RCD is not an exact science and tolerations within limits are acceptable, this evidence was looked favorably on by the jury.
However, much to the jury's displeasure, the Professor, who has labored the point of scientific analysis ad nauseum, upon realising that any discrepancy in dating could only push the pyramid time line back by a few hundred years, spouted out that he was no longer interested in the wood but was more interested in the cartouche in the boat pit.
And this statement followed his previous, "Cartouches are an afterthought by comparison."
This back flipping did not go unnoticed by the gallery either, who murmured something about the Professor's impaired mental ability.
Further embarrassment for the Professor followed when he surprised the court by not knowing that there were two boat pit discoveries - one in 1954 and the other in 1987 - and became totally flustered with his elementary mistake. He then stumbled and bumbled back to his table.
The defence closed off for the day by restating to the jury that;
1) No proof has been forthcoming to disprove that the cartouche was used prior to Dynasty 4.
2) The applicant agrees that the Khnum Khufu cartouche in Lady Arbuthnot's Chamber is genuine.
3) RCD does not materially alter the OK time line.
4) The eighteen Djedefre cartouches found in the boat pit still give provenance of the burial of the boat to Dynasty 4.
Court was adjourned until Monday.