Mysteries :  The Official GrahamHancock.com forums
For serious discussion of the controversies, approaches and enigmas surrounding the origins and development of the human species and of human civilization. (NB: for more ‘out there’ posts we point you in the direction of the ‘Paranormal & Supernatural’ Message Board). 
Welcome! Log InRegister
Jon Ellison Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Origyptian Wrote:
>
> > In truth, regardless of the reason that the
> > granite box was found in an askewed orientation in
> > the KC, propped up by a piece of flint which
> > apparently was retrieved from
> > outside of G1 (for whatever reason
> > Petrie though might account for that), it's
> > nevertheless quite an enigma that those alleged
> > granite porcullis fragments were found in such
> > disperse locations as...
> >
> >
    > > - Outside the Main Entrance
    > > - Wedged into the first 90 degree downward elbow in the Well Shaft
    > > - In the western recess of the short HP leading to the SC
    > > - At the lower step inside the Pit.
> >
> > A far easier way to explain those various
> > relatively remote locations of those fragements is
> > that their original function was related to
> > structural components in the local vicinity where
> > they were found and not all the way up at the AC.
>
> Do we know for sure that the fragments are in fact
> pieces of portcullis blocks?
> What evidence is there to support that idea?

The four granite fragments that we see there today have been reported to be almost as thick as the channels and have evidence of bore holes at one end, and these holes ahve been reported match the separation of the four grooves on the south wall.


> > Likewise, the pattern of damage we see on the
> > vertical ribs of the AC do not support the notion
> > that those granite fragments originally comprised
> > portcullis blocks in the AC. Rather, it seems far
> > more plausible (to me at least) that the channels
> > in the AC were occupied by something other than
> > simply those granite blocks, something valuable
> > which was taken away.
>
> The pattern of damage on the vertical ribs is
> indicative of objects being removed in one piece.
> If stone portcullis blocks were broken in order to
> remove them, then why the pattern of damage to the ribs?
> Why break up both the ribs and the blocks?

And that right there is the problem with the notion that granite blocks were cut into the fragments we see today. The fragments seem to be about half as wide as the space between the east/west walls of the AC and contain evidence of 2 bore holes, and this implies they were chiseled vertically down the midline in order to remove them from their position in the AC channels. But if pillagers chiseled the blocks vertically in half, then there would be no need to chisel the ribs in the walls at all since each half of the block would easily slip out of the channel without needing to exert the additional effort to remove the ribs. Also, the bottom aspect of most of the ribs is still intact, and only the central aspect of the ribs appear to have been chiseled away. All of this seems to contradict and not support the Granite Portcullis model.

______________________________________________________________
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?

Options: ReplyQuote


Subject Views Written By Posted
Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 2305 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 21:06
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 318 Sirfiroth 16-Nov-17 22:08
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 323 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:01
Irrelevant 282 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Nov-17 00:26
Re: Irrelevant 305 Jon Ellison 17-Nov-17 09:01
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 246 Origyptian 16-Nov-17 23:10
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 281 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:18
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 300 Jon Ellison 16-Nov-17 23:27
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 213 cladking 17-Nov-17 15:35
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 294 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 09:43
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 231 cladking 18-Nov-17 14:58
Re: Wave form systems 238 Thunderbird 18-Nov-17 18:28
Re: Wave form systems 176 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 18:41
Re: Wave form systems 296 Thunderbird 18-Nov-17 23:00
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 136 John B 12-Jan-18 23:57
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 196 Jon Ellison 13-Jan-18 00:02
W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 346 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Nov-17 00:24
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 290 Origyptian 17-Nov-17 04:32
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 251 Apap 17-Nov-17 23:01
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 217 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 09:35
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 213 Apap 21-Nov-17 00:55
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 230 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 06:08
on the other hand.... 213 Warwick 18-Nov-17 18:51
Re: on the other hand.... 256 Jon Ellison 18-Nov-17 19:41
Re: on the other hand.... 266 Origyptian 19-Nov-17 15:59
Re: on the other hand.... 233 Jon Ellison 20-Nov-17 19:13
Re: on the other hand.... 215 Origyptian 20-Nov-17 20:08
Re: on the other hand.... 175 DUNE 20-Nov-17 21:13
Re: on the other hand.... 170 Origyptian 20-Nov-17 22:39
Re: on the other hand.... 125 M. J. Thomas 20-Nov-17 23:53
Re: on the other hand.... 202 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 08:43
Re: on the other hand.... 187 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 09:48
Re: on the other hand.... 180 DUNE 21-Nov-17 10:29
Re: on the other hand.... 262 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 10:50
Re: on the other hand.... 201 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 11:19
Re: on the other hand.... 199 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 11:29
Re: on the other hand.... 201 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 13:38
Re: on the other hand.... 210 DUNE 21-Nov-17 15:54
Re: on the other hand.... 163 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 16:22
Re: on the other hand.... 167 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 16:30
Re: on the other hand.... 224 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 16:38
Re: on the other hand.... 129 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 17:48
Re: on the other hand.... 198 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 17:04
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 168 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 17:26
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 137 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 17:50
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 138 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 17:58
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 155 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 18:30
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 142 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 18:52
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 183 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:00
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 192 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 19:23
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 147 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:44
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 213 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 19:52
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 133 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 19:32
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 140 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 19:25
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 159 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 22:26
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 134 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 22:48
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 180 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 23:01
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 121 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 23:06
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 179 Jon Ellison 21-Nov-17 23:28
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 151 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 23:49
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 262 Jon Ellison 22-Nov-17 01:01
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 213 Thunderbird 21-Nov-17 18:51
Re: You gotta be kidding ! 192 M. J. Thomas 21-Nov-17 19:08
Re: on the other hand.... 144 Origyptian 21-Nov-17 17:43
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 186 Apap 22-Nov-17 18:14
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 246 Origyptian 22-Nov-17 19:13
Re: W. M. F. Petrie Speaks 299 Jon Ellison 22-Nov-17 22:02
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 278 Spiros 17-Nov-17 12:07
Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 293 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-17 02:31
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 153 Jon Ellison 25-Nov-17 11:26
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 150 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 18:24
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 149 Origyptian 25-Nov-17 19:02
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 165 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 20:08
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 146 Thunderbird 25-Nov-17 20:32
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 171 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 01:17
Re: Petrie Antechamber Groovy Grooves 232 Jon Ellison 26-Nov-17 01:57
Block Kings Chamber 358 Jon Ellison 30-Nov-17 10:38
Re: Block Kings Chamber 170 Open mind 12-Jan-18 06:32
Re: Block Kings Chamber 136 Jon Ellison 12-Jan-18 13:48
Re: Block Kings Chamber 120 Open mind 12-Jan-18 17:07
Re: Block Kings Chamber 115 Origyptian 12-Jan-18 18:31
Re: Block Kings Chamber 105 Open mind 12-Jan-18 18:39
Re: Block Kings Chamber 104 Origyptian 12-Jan-18 18:47
Re: Block Kings Chamber 116 Open mind 12-Jan-18 19:36
Re: Block Kings Chamber 160 Open mind 12-Jan-18 17:50
Re: Block Kings Chamber 133 Open mind 12-Jan-18 19:29
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 142 John B 12-Jan-18 21:57
Re: Great Pyramid, Kings Chamber, Coffer, Antechamber. 117 Jon Ellison 12-Jan-18 23:25


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.