“(So let’s talk about, for you, this cartouche, it’s a forgery. Why do you believe that?) For a number of reasons, obviously the, all the evidence is presented in the book, but let me just give you, erm, one example. Colonel Vyse published, his official account, but he also had a private journal, his handwritten field notes, of his time when he was at Giza, and he used those field notes to write his final published account of his operations at giza. The final account was published in 1840, but his field notes are dated to 1837. Now, when you read Colonel Vyse’s published account, he tells us consistently throughout it, that he desired to make an important discovery, he wanted to find a cartouche, specifically, that would help date the pyramids. That’s in his published account. Now when you go to look at his private journal, as I did, I managed to track his private journal, his handwritten notes, they’re located in a small archive library, in the North of London. I found these and I was reading through them—I managed to find the first chamber that Colonel Vyse entered was Wellington’s Chamber. This is the first chamber that he managed to blast his way into, with gunpowder. Now when he, visited this chamber on two occasions, on the second occasion, he writes, in his, private notes, that, there was nothing in the chamber that looked like hieroglyphics. Now when Vyse uses the term ‘hieroglyphics’ he’s talking about these quarry marks (Right), and these are the marks that the gangs would paint, their gang name or crew name, onto their block that they cut—they took pride in these, so they made sure that their gang name was stamped on these blocks or painted, onto these blocks. So Vyse tells us that there’s nothing, in, this chamber—Wellington’s Chamber—that looked like that—and then, three years later, we find that his published account, of the very same night, Richard, the very same night—remember this guy’s want to find a cartouche. He writes in his published book, ‘On this night we found the quarry marks.’ (In Wellington’s Chamber.) In Wellington’s Chamber. (The same chamber that he said he found nothing in earlier.) Yes. In his private notes, his private thoughts, of his time at Giza—so we know that’s authentic, that’s his real thoughts—he found nothing—and then in his published book he says he found the quarry marks—and then when you go and look to see, well, what quarry marks had he found, he got, one of his assistants to basically copy, the quarry marks that were allegedly painted in these chambers. I mean you go and look at the quarry marks from Wellington’s Chamber, what do you find? A cartouche—and that’s the very thing Vyse wanted to find, and the remarkable thing is in his private notes there’s not a single mention of him finding a cartouche, and that was the very thing he wanted to find. (Right, so that . . .) There’s no ‘eureka’ moment, nothing, completely silent, and yet he found a cartouche allegedly. (Very suspicious, very suspicious.)”
Let’s remember that the single sentence Creighton has spun to get this result is this one:
“. . . In Wellington’s Chamber, there are ?marks in ?area of the ?Stones like Quarry Marks of ?red paint, also the ?Figure of a Bird near them, but nothi[n]g like Hieglyhics.”
Also that the cartouches in Wellington’s Chamber are fragmentary.