> Look at this one:
> Who do you think “M. Stow” is?
You know, I have no idea about Mr. Stow. But his point is a darn good one. I have heard that the marks are wrapped behind some stones. Would love to verify that myself.
> > twentieth century scientific and archeological hoaxes...
Forgive my mistake, lots of things floating around in my head, yes 1837. "Era" was the better term.
>...the question is, do the allegations stand up? Having looked into them, I say no.
I have to agree with you. I think a proper vetting is in order but I just don’t see a motive in it. He seemed to be part of a kind of gentry class, when collecting Egyptian artifacts was a huge fad. Authenticity was presumed by an objects location, presumed age, and affiliation to any known facts. As there was nothing inside the great Pyramid, there wasn’t much need for him to falsify anything. Archeology at the time was a leisure class pursuit, for sure, but I just don’t see what he gets out of it.
Apparently there were possibly other names mentioned on other the quarry marks—I don’t know. Could the Khufu name be open to other interpretations or be another person altogether, possibly.
But you know, I just don’t see how a ruler that kept any records did not record this. How is it not his family’s greatest achievement? Where are the poems, songs, or prayers about it? Something isn’t right for sure, especially when one imagines how big the Great Pyramid was to the ancient mind. The great Pyramid was indeed a paradigm shift. hell, it still seems huge to us, even in the age of skyscrapers!