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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 2486 loveritas 25-Sep-16 10:45
Re: Creighton v Vyse : Court Resumes 565 cladking 25-Sep-16 13:25
Re: Creighton v Vyse : Court Resumes 646 Martin Stower 25-Sep-16 13:47
Re: Creighton v Vyse : Court Resumes 578 cladking 25-Sep-16 13:57
Re: Creighton v Vyse : Court Resumes 478 D-Archer 26-Sep-16 13:40
"The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 617 LonelyAngel 25-Sep-16 16:52
My Lord, I call a surprise witness: SCOTT CREIGHTON 625 LonelyAngel 25-Sep-16 16:54
Re: My Lord, I call a surprise witness: SCOTT CREIGHTON 619 Martin Stower 25-Sep-16 18:52
Re: My Lord, I call a surprise witness: SCOTT CREIGHTON 455 LonelyAngel 26-Sep-16 14:37
Re: My Lord, I call a surprise witness: SCOTT CREIGHTON 520 Martin Stower 26-Sep-16 19:36
Re: My Lord, I call a surprise witness: SCOTT CREIGHTON 548 Martin Stower 25-Sep-16 19:42
Re: My Lord, I call a surprise witness: SCOTT CREIGHTON 481 Thanos5150 25-Sep-16 21:05
Re: My Lord, I call a surprise witness: SCOTT CREIGHTON 423 Martin Stower 25-Sep-16 23:11
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 457 Martin Stower 25-Sep-16 17:48
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 436 LonelyAngel 25-Sep-16 18:05
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 482 Martin Stower 25-Sep-16 18:19
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 520 LonelyAngel 25-Sep-16 19:35
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 426 Martin Stower 25-Sep-16 19:53
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 398 LonelyAngel 25-Sep-16 20:00
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 451 Martin Stower 25-Sep-16 20:16
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 514 LonelyAngel 25-Sep-16 20:50
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 419 Martin Stower 25-Sep-16 23:07
Right To Review. 437 DScribr 26-Sep-16 13:31
Re: Right To Review. 468 Martin Stower 26-Sep-16 20:23
Re: Right To Review. 435 DScribr 27-Sep-16 03:34
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 495 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 522 LonelyAngel 25-Sep-16 21:33
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 508 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 570 cladking 26-Sep-16 02:03
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 454 Martin Stower 26-Sep-16 09:26
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 452 cladking 26-Sep-16 13:52
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 466 Martin Stower 30-Sep-16 00:06
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 503 cladking 30-Sep-16 01:33
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 499 LonelyAngel 26-Sep-16 14:21
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 328 cladking 26-Sep-16 15:04
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 439 LonelyAngel 26-Sep-16 13:48
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 453 Martin Stower 26-Sep-16 20:12
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 461 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 394 cladking 26-Sep-16 21:43
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 438 Martin Stower 26-Sep-16 01:40
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 489 cladking 25-Sep-16 21:49
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 499 LonelyAngel 25-Sep-16 22:07
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 462 cladking 25-Sep-16 22:18
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 505 Martin Stower 25-Sep-16 22:45
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 532 LonelyAngel 26-Sep-16 10:31
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 416 Origyptian 26-Sep-16 15:29
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 516 LonelyAngel 26-Sep-16 15:44
Re: "The book is downright uninteresting" yet he couldn't wait to write lengthy hatchet job review 486 Martin Stower 27-Sep-16 13:13
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The old copy/paste trick....... 537 DScribr 28-Sep-16 00:28
Re: The Conspiracy 406 Thunderbird 27-Sep-16 00:58
Is Jason Colavito a credible expert witness? 724 drrayeye 26-Sep-16 17:01
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Lover's premise 503 drrayeye 26-Sep-16 22:18
Re: Lover's premise 451 Martin Stower 26-Sep-16 22:20
Jason Colavito IS a credible expert witness! 498 DScribr 27-Sep-16 18:39
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Re: Jason Colavito IS a credible expert witness! (I swear it!!!) 529 DScribr 28-Sep-16 00:21
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You're Not On The Same Page 468 Barbelo 27-Sep-16 10:19
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