> No, it's not total BS.
"Not total" being the operate phrase. Sand found in one chamber(s) was hardly the point of Cladking's comment when he said:
"Surely you aren't proposing they imported sand at great expense to build on."
> Don't you just hate it when people won't give a
When the person offering the claims is a witless kook making it otherwise impossible to ever trust a word they say? In particular, yeah, I do. No doubt, which if he had, it would not have been from the study you provided which the majority of what he says is not in the study and offered from alternative writers repeating one another, but regardless, "It is suggested that this sand is different from the sand around Kufu [sic] pyramid" isn't exactly a glowing endorsement the sand was not from the Delta area let alone having come from the "Sinai".
From this GHMB thread from 2002:
"The sand found inside of Great Pyramid by French mission is composed mostly with quartz and poorly plagioclase. It composed quartz more than 99% and is generally called quartz sand. The size of the grains is large which is from 100 to 400 micron."
The Japanese report goes on to show the difference between the sand found inside the GP and the surrounding area. "The sand collected from the south of Pyramid contains minerals of mostly calcite, quartz and plagioclase. --- the size of the sand is mostly small less than from 10 to 100 micron and every grain is angular, namely, autochthonous."
What is interesting from an acoustical point of view is that the GP sand is known variously as weeping or music sand due to the sound it makes when wind blown or walked on. The possible source for this sand for the Ancient Egyptians was in the Sinai."
Sound familiar? Unfortunately it is unclear where this extract is from, though apparently an alternative source, and many of these "details", like the sand coming from the Sinai, are not in the Japanese report you cite in which they make no claims where its from other than it is "suggested" its not from the Giza plateau.
According to Frank D from this thread, however:
The sand has been identified and is from Abu Roasch, some kilometers to the north. Since Giza was no desert at the time of the pyramid building but a savanna it is possible that there was no sand around the pyramids at that time.
In an earlier thread from 2001 Frank D gives the source of these comments, Rainier Stadelmann:
According to Stadelmann, former head of the DAI, the sand is from Abo Roasch, some 8 km north of Giza. Chemical and mineralogig analysis he mentiones in his "Die ägyptischen Pyramiden" seem to be clear....
Abu Roasch is a high, wind swept cliff north of Giza, and according to Stadelman the same wind patterns on the sand is found there. Because Abu Roasch is due north, and often heavy wind comes from the north Stadelmann states, that the sand used for fillign these gaps is fine flight sand from Abu Roasch, which did not originate around Giza.
....(it's in Stadelmanns "Die ägyptischen Pyramiden" around p. 270 in the 3rd edition)
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 13-Dec-16 16:30 by Thanos5150.