CM: This would be fine as far as it goes, except that, at the time, no one, not even Samuel Birch, knew the details of how AE kings' names were written. H-V would have needed a TARDIS. So, besides revealing that H-V was a cad and a bounder willing to sacrifice the code of honour into which he had been born, confirmation that the quarry-marks were forgeries might be an indication of the existence of time-travel ...
SC: This is the kind of lazy, inept thinking that is at the root of Tricky Dicky's present predicament. He would have needed a TARDIS. What utter, utter BUNK! You think the man and his team were incapable of simply COPYING an inscription that they may have found elsewhere outside the pyramid? And they did find some. Well, let me tell you - I have seen Tricky Dicky's drawings and Mr Hill's and they are stylistically very good. Have a look at Tricky Dicky's handwritten journal and have a look at Hill's drawings in the British Museum.
All Tricky Dicky needed to have wasn't a TARDIS but the proper spelling of KHUFU and that had been published (by Rosellini) FIVE YEARS BEFORE Tricky Dicky ever stepped foot in Egypt. That was Tricky Dicky's 'starter for ten'. And if you read Tricky Dicky's journal you will find that he is full of praises for Rosellini (although he refused to send him facsimilies of the inscriptions). Whatever inscriptions may have been either side of the KHUFU inscription (that may have been found elsewhere) hardly mattered to Howard-Vyse - he would have known that whatever was being said (which he wouldn't have understood) had to relate to the Khufu inscription that he did recognise. All he needed now was a pot of red ochre (still available) and the opportunity (of which he had plenty). Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.
And if you read through the previous thread on this topic, you will find that Dune has explained how easy it would have been to get the glyphs that were found in the tight gaps between some of the blocks into those spaces.
Simple fraud. No Tardis required.
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