1. Scott Creighton's book, "The Great Pyramid Hoax" headlines that there is a conspiracy to conceal the true history of Egypt. Is there?
Apparently Col. Vyse forged a cartouche of Khufu in Campbell's Chamber to make it appear that Khufu was the builder of the pyramid as no other evidence was, or still is, available to verify authenticity. Vyse's motive for his alleged actions were to achieve some sort of recognition and fame in Antiquarian circles.
Let's, for the sake of argument, accept this to be true.
At that time, Vyse knew little or nothing of Khufu. Or cartouches. How does a wish for some peer accolades equate to a conspiracy to conceal the true history of Egypt? Did Vyse know of this "true history" beforehand?
2. In attempting to prove this conspiracy, the author publicizes the following:
"Examines recent chemical analysis of the marks and high-definition photos to reveal errors and other anomalies within the forged Khufu cartouche"
There is no chemical analysis of the cartouche nor any high definition photos of it in the book.
3. A poster with the handle "Lonely Angel" posted the following on 25 January.
"Now that the Vyse "evidence" has been thoroughly debunked - with no link to Khufu now - and the dating of the GP blown wide open, I guess the door is open for many more of these theories."
Again, accepting the Vyse markings to be forgeries, how does their addition to the chamber change the date of construction of the pyramid? With no markings as evidence, it could be earlier, later or the same.
4. On 4 February, Lonely Angel posted the following:
"I said Robert Bauval now accepted Scott's HOAX claims. You demanded proof that he said it. I provided said proof."
He cited a radio show titled Paranormal UK Radio [paranormalukradio.podbean.com].
I have listened to this broadcast and Robert Bauval did say that he agreed with Scott Creighton as to fake graffiti. But does that give rise to having "the dating of the GP blown wide open"?
5. Robert Bauval states on his website the following:
"In my book The Orion Mystery published in 1994, Plate 15a shows precisely the same stellar alignment used by Kate Spence, with Ancient Egyptian stellar-deities superimposed.
This alignment and others were used by me to date the Great Pyramid to c.2450 BC, plus or minus 25 years, thus within a range of 2430 BC to 2470 BC.
It is generally agreed that a plus or minus tolerance of 20 arc seconds should be taken into account for naked-eye observations of stars, hence the need for a ±25 years deviation."
It would appear not. Bauval's calculations agree with mainstream opinion.
6. If Scott Creighton is relying on Robert Bauval to corroborate the central premise of "Hoax", ie somehow there is "a conspiracy to conceal the true history of Egypt", his hopes are in vain.
7. Lonely Angel's opinion of the work of Scott Creighton, and his overblown viewpoints are not universally shared. Hard evidence is required.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05-Feb-19 03:58 by Barbelo.