> But anyway - we are
> not saying this document is pre-fifth dynasty - only that it
> tells us "...what the pyramid concealed was emptied..."
And by doing so, Scott has accepted the document as relevant to the discussion at hand. So let us have a look at the text then..
The text does indeed tell us that the pyramids were emptied... but we are, as he knows very well, also told what was taken out:
From Parkinsons notes:Quote
And look, he who was buried as a Falcon is out on a bier.
What the pyramid hid will be emptied.
The Falcon is the king in his full divinity; his regal buried state is constrated with being carried out on a simple bier.
So what Scott presents as support for his RVT is actually evidence for how the AE understood the true purpose of pyramids. Suffice to say - it had nothing to do with recovery vaults.
How is that for shooting oneself in the foot.
A question on methology: Is it acceptable to quote only half a stanza when the other half contradicts the point you are making?