I think Loveritas's scenario is spot on.
To quote myself:
Surely there must be at least one source that makes note of or pictures this "ancient geopolymer" slurry...?
Given the effort and detail put into the excavation and restoration, is it really possible Reisner, Hassan, et al could have missed something so obvious and amazing as 4500+yr old "geoplymer"? Even if it was misidentified as mortar someone somewhere would have said something. At best it would have been an amazing discovery as it would have predated the Roman use of "cement" by over 4,000yrs, at worst-wow the DE sure used a lot of mortar to level the foundation. It is impossible this would not only have been noted but common knowledge as a wonder of the ancient world.
On the flip side, to assume for your sake this is ancient, Egyptologists estimate that over 500,000 tons of mortar was used in the construction of G1. And yet to level the foundation, instead of mortar which for their purposes would have worked just as well, they instead used magic geoplymer that, unless you believe the core blocks are made of the stuff too (which you yourself said was taking it to far) otherwise no one can find the stuff anywhere?
Here is a simple common sense challenge to believers that this is geopolymer- find one description of it existing (even if said to be mortar) prior to the modern restoration. If there are none, then it is not ancient.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02-Jan-20 02:19 by Thanos5150.