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Court resumed earlier today in the case of Creighton v Vyse with independant researcher, Jason Colavito expected to take the stand.

All eyes and ears were directed towards the defence attorney who began questioning the witness with regard to the alleged forgery of the Khufu cartouche in Campbell's Chamber by Col. Vyse in 1837.


"Mr Colavito, what is the quality of Creighton’s research?”

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“It will surprise no one that Creighton includes no modern academic work on the relieving chambers at all in his bibliography, or modern work in Egyptology in general from this century but does feature several postings from the Graham Hancock website message board alongside a list of fringe books.”


“What is Creighton's point?”

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“Across his earlier and current books Creighton seems to argue an impossible point, that we cannot trust the claims of the Egyptians themselves but can trust those of the Arab historians writing thousands of years later.”


“What are Creighton’s claims?”

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“He claims that an analysis of photographs of the paint suggest that the signs were written left-to-right and while the blocks were upright, in contravention of Egyptological consensus, a consensus he doesn’t seem to be able to cite or discuss with sources outside other fringe books’ summaries. Creighton, who likes to cite the Graham Hancock website forum, discussed these claims on the board in 2014 and received extensive criticism from Martin Stower, which made no impression on him.”


“How accurate is his assessment?”

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The evidence for forgery is unimpressive, comprised primarily of hypotheticals.


“How would you sum up Creighton’s book?”

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“In sum, Creighton’s forgery claim is based on an unprovable assumption for which there is no evidence, and which would require almost a greater discovery than the painted cartouches in the pyramid.

Overall, the book is downright uninteresting. It has nothing new to say to readers of his earlier book.

Creighton’s argument asks us to share his own ignorance about the political, social, cultural, and archaeological contexts in which Vyse operated, and it expects readers to come to the book already accepting the notion that there is no other reason to believe the pyramids to be of dynastic Egyptian origin except for the quarry marks found within them."



"In other words, it seems as though the book is a dud."

Court is adjourned.

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Creighton v Vyse : Court Resumes 2549 loveritas 25-Sep-16 10:45
Re: Creighton v Vyse : Court Resumes 593 cladking 25-Sep-16 13:25
Re: Creighton v Vyse : Court Resumes 677 Martin Stower 25-Sep-16 13:47
Re: Creighton v Vyse : Court Resumes 613 cladking 25-Sep-16 13:57
Re: Creighton v Vyse : Court Resumes 515 D-Archer 26-Sep-16 13:40
"The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 653 LonelyAngel 25-Sep-16 16:52
My Lord, I call a surprise witness: SCOTT CREIGHTON 657 LonelyAngel 25-Sep-16 16:54
Re: My Lord, I call a surprise witness: SCOTT CREIGHTON 652 Martin Stower 25-Sep-16 18:52
Re: My Lord, I call a surprise witness: SCOTT CREIGHTON 490 LonelyAngel 26-Sep-16 14:37
Re: My Lord, I call a surprise witness: SCOTT CREIGHTON 564 Martin Stower 26-Sep-16 19:36
Re: My Lord, I call a surprise witness: SCOTT CREIGHTON 578 Martin Stower 25-Sep-16 19:42
Re: My Lord, I call a surprise witness: SCOTT CREIGHTON 516 Thanos5150 25-Sep-16 21:05
Re: My Lord, I call a surprise witness: SCOTT CREIGHTON 457 Martin Stower 25-Sep-16 23:11
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 491 Martin Stower 25-Sep-16 17:48
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 466 LonelyAngel 25-Sep-16 18:05
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 516 Martin Stower 25-Sep-16 18:19
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 555 LonelyAngel 25-Sep-16 19:35
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 458 Martin Stower 25-Sep-16 19:53
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 431 LonelyAngel 25-Sep-16 20:00
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 481 Martin Stower 25-Sep-16 20:16
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 546 LonelyAngel 25-Sep-16 20:50
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 448 Martin Stower 25-Sep-16 23:07
Right To Review. 468 DScribr 26-Sep-16 13:31
Re: Right To Review. 499 Martin Stower 26-Sep-16 20:23
Re: Right To Review. 466 DScribr 27-Sep-16 03:34
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 525 R Avry Wilson 25-Sep-16 21:24
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 549 LonelyAngel 25-Sep-16 21:33
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 545 R Avry Wilson 26-Sep-16 01:17
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 608 cladking 26-Sep-16 02:03
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 492 Martin Stower 26-Sep-16 09:26
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 482 cladking 26-Sep-16 13:52
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 498 Martin Stower 30-Sep-16 00:06
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 537 cladking 30-Sep-16 01:33
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 537 LonelyAngel 26-Sep-16 14:21
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 363 cladking 26-Sep-16 15:04
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 468 LonelyAngel 26-Sep-16 13:48
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 483 Martin Stower 26-Sep-16 20:12
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 494 R Avry Wilson 26-Sep-16 21:36
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 426 cladking 26-Sep-16 21:43
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 468 Martin Stower 26-Sep-16 01:40
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 528 cladking 25-Sep-16 21:49
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 531 LonelyAngel 25-Sep-16 22:07
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 491 cladking 25-Sep-16 22:18
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 535 Martin Stower 25-Sep-16 22:45
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 559 LonelyAngel 26-Sep-16 10:31
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 445 Origyptian 26-Sep-16 15:29
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 552 LonelyAngel 26-Sep-16 15:44
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 518 Martin Stower 27-Sep-16 13:13
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Re: The New Inquisition 397 cladking 26-Sep-16 21:24
Re: The New Inquisition 480 Martin Stower 26-Sep-16 21:53
Re: The New Inquisition 484 cladking 26-Sep-16 23:27
Re: The New Inquisition 462 Thanos5150 26-Sep-16 23:31
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The old copy/paste trick....... 571 DScribr 28-Sep-16 00:28
Re: The Conspiracy 436 Thunderbird 27-Sep-16 00:58
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Lover's premise 533 drrayeye 26-Sep-16 22:18
Re: Lover's premise 481 Martin Stower 26-Sep-16 22:20
Jason Colavito IS a credible expert witness! 543 DScribr 27-Sep-16 18:39
Re: Jason Colavito IS a credible expert witness! 623 Martin Stower 27-Sep-16 19:16
Re: Jason Colavito IS a credible expert witness! (I swear it!!!) 569 DScribr 28-Sep-16 00:21
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