>Quick question.. and with all due respect..
>Why would any salt have to be cleaned off prior to any
So that it can be painted on top of the limestone and not on top of the deposit that Vyse (1840) says was there when the Chamber was first opened.........
>Are there any deposits on top of the cartouche paint??
Mr. Bauval first in this discussion stated something like there was "crystallization on the ochre paint"...... and someone else posted a quote from Dr. Schoch claiming something similar........ It's on the hieroglyphics someplace in the Chamber.
>hard to tell from a photo.
>There does seem to be a brownish deposit in the tool marks
>..What is this??
The salt mineralization was described as "the calcareous stones were covered with an exudation, which had the appearance of white feathers, and resembled that afterwards found in the Third Pyramid" (v1 p278) and as a "deposition of the sparry excrescence, which was found only in the upper." (v1 289) in Vyse (1840). I have seen a photo where it kind of looks like some of that "brown" stuff is over the red ochre in the primary "cartouche" glyph.
Archae Solenhofen (firstname.lastname@example.org)