Precisely. Settled on after the fact in order to reconcile Vyse's cartouche with Manetho's scraps. Now tell me something I don't know.Quote
“Khufu” is the form which modern convention has settled on.
You are suggesting to me? How quaint. Been there, done that. How else would I know of Champollion, Rosellini, and the others ? Have many sources I could post and how the antiquarians waved their magic wand and turned all the hieroglyphics into various names of Khufu. Unlike you, I do not accept their judgments as conclusive. I look for what they base their conclusions on. You, on the other hand, are quite content to believe everything they said, without understanding why they said it.Quote
What I’m suggesting is that you look for sources pre-Vyse which assign the hieroglyphic names conventionally rendered as “Khnum-khufu” and “Medjedu” to the pharaoh known most usually in English-language sources as “Khufu”.
A curious note regarding the pre-Vyse writers; in order to avoid using the word "assume" or "guess", they used the word "recognize". As in; Champollion recognized Cheops in ______. Cute trick.
That's pretty funny, and unconvincing. If you had prior knowledge of anything pre-Vyse, you would be able to lay out the complete history of the evolution of the Khufu name from day one. Not sure if you're in denial or just prefer to ignore the history. (ssshh, don't tell anyone, but I think you may not know as much as you brag about) You trot along as if Khufu in ALL his various forms (and they are many) always existed in the written record and Vyse merely found the golden apple inscribed with the perfect match.Quote
I say that Osburn is muddled because I’m bringing prior knowledge to the question.
What was that link you haughtily gave to someone else about 'projection'.
Isn't it lucky that Wilkinson and the others paved the way for Vyse's cartouche to be 'recognized' as one of Suphis' endless forms. Thank god Suphis has an endless array of spellings, titles, and whatever else he needs to be 'recognized'.