The case of Creighton v Vyse took an unusual turn today with assisting counsel, Gilligan, accepting the challenge of witness Martin Stower to do a Michaelangelo impersonation and lie on his back whilst painting a reproduction of the Khufu cartouche in an endeavour to determine the possible flow of paint droplets. Not a step towards world peace but grown men must amuse themselves somehow.
In opening proceedings for the defence, it was made clear that, despite pleading ignorance of any prior involvement in Creighton's latest book, the Professor and Gilligan have been complicit from the outset - since before July 2014 - as an excerpt from the book plus the GHMB thread tabled yesterday both reveal. [grahamhancock.com]
Independent researcher and art expert, John Snape showed that the Khufu cartouche was painted by starting at the bottom-right corner of the cartouche oval.
As pointed out by independent researcher Philip Femano, Ph.D., the roof block appears to have been scraped in a long horizontal line as though to remove something from the surface.
The Great Pyramid Hoax by Scott Creighton
In fact, these two aren't just sources for the paintwork testimony, they are THE sources. Hence, their investment in this matter.
In intelligence parlance (CIA, MI5 - not the pseudo intellectuals who posture on GHMB), those people who willingly allow themselves to be "played" are referred to as "useful idiots." It appears that by further puffing up the gargantuan egos of both "researchers", Creighton has hit paydirt.
For the past two days Gilligan, who uses the same vocabulary as John Snape in describing brushwork, has tried to convince the jury that they can see thick paint disappearing down the crack between the blocks. However, try as they might, no juror can see any paint.
As Robert Schoch pointed out, there is a great accumulation of foreign matter and bat dung in the chamber which has filled up the cracks between the blocks. It is a number of juror's opinions that Gilligan has mistaken bat dung plus almost two hundred years of imported gloop for paint.
As Dr Schoch searched the cracks thoroughly with lighting and took photographs, his word is preferred to that of Gilligan who is relying merely on internet images.
The Professor's team has also attempted to persuade the jury into believing that Col. Vyse did no damage to the eastern side of the chamber - the forced entry side. However, Flinders Petrie states :
There is a large cartouche of Khnumu–Khufu, nearly all broken away by Vyse's forced entrance; but this and other hieroglyphs need not be noticed here, as they have been already published, while the details of the masons' marks and lines of measurement have been neglected.
The Pyramids and Temples of Giza
As oft repeated, it is a similar cartouche which gives Dynasty 4 provenance to this chamber and renders irrelevant the forgery claim with relation to changing the course of Egyptian history as claimed by Creighton.
Thus far respected independant researchers :
John Anthony West
have all classed the Khufu cartouche as genuine.
The Michaelangelo challenge will prove nothing and is just another act in the Creighton sideshow - a delaying tactic which will in no way prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the Khufu cartouche is a forgery.
Court is adjourned.