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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
They mustta used ramps! Ha ha ha ha ha ha! Keep em coming Clad! LOL!
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
The so called Inventory Stelae, was a 26th Dynasty forgery intended to artificially extend the age of the local temple of Isis at Giza. It has nothing to do with the actual history of the Fourth Dynasty.
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
Sir, the cladding on the Great Pyramid was Turah limestone. Some of which still remains on the lower register. And the document describes the limestone as being transported to the work site at Akhet Khufu. Which could only mean one thing... Do the math.
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
The ancient Egyptians themselves placed the sarcophagus inside the burial chamber BEFORE the pyramid was completed. And even then, it required the use of the grand gallery employed as a counterweight system. Even the Egyptians, masters of hauling heavy loads up inline planes that they were, wouldn't risk raising the sarcophagus through manpower alone. Let me ask you a question. Where would Vys
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
Wait a minute here? You mean to tell me the fringe is now claiming that Howard Vyse somehow managed to secretly plant a 70 ton granite sarcophagus inside the King's Chamber? Through the narrow ascending passage which could barely fit a man, much less a massive stone sarcophagus?
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
But it proves conclusively the Great Pyramid was built for Pharaoh Khufu. Which negates the importance of the genuineness of Vyse's discovery at any rate.
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
Good evening Mr. Creighton, I believe the Merer Diary has completely vindicated Vyse on this point. There is no zero doubt that the Great Pyramid was built for and at the command of Pharaoh Khufu.
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
Umm...I don't know how to break this to you but...Flinders Petrie took almost perfectly accurate measurements of the Great Pyramid nearly a century and a half ago. It looks as if the fringe arrived late to the party and missed out on the cake.
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
Are you referring to proper methodology such as...archaeological excavation, radiography, muon scanning, and linguistic research? All of these methods are part of the Egyptological arsenal. Archaeology and linguistic scholarship have been from the field's inception. There is a good chance that this iron throne recently proported to exist by an Italian archaeologist is sealed within the hid
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
The day the anomaly is excavated will be the day that vindicates Egyptology in the eyes of the world. It will be a day long remembered.
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
LOL! You're entitled to believe what you want sister. But now that I'm here, you and everyone else should prepare to be enlightened.
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
LOL! I Know who I am and what my credentials are, and I don't need confirmation from you or anyone else. But let me ask you a question. In all honesty if I were attempting to pull a fast one on a bunch of fringies, why would I "claim" to be nothing more than a mere graduate student? Why not go all the way and say I'm a fully credentialed Egyptologist with a PhD and years of field exp
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
You sir are the one who is trolling, not I. You are the one who questioned my academic credentials without cause. Of course I am aware of Herodotus. I have read his entire second book dealing with ancient Egyptian history, religion, and geography. "But no crime was too great for Cheops, when he saw he was without money he sent his daughter to a bawdy house and tasked her to charge a certa
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
Agreed. And thank you for your response. You are correct, we are all after the truth whether we hold to orthodox or alternative theories of ancient history. I will keep this in mind.
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
Greetings Richard, And thank you for your recommendation. I am aware of the "Pyramid Code," but have never looked into it. I will be sure to check it out.
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
Oh no. You are mistaken. The hostility of my post was in response to this individual's questioning my academic credentials. Neither he, nor you, nor anyone else here know me. And thus you have no idea what my credentials are. And I must say that was in very poor form.
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
I am well aware of Herodotus's mention of twenty years. And you clearly fail to comprehend even basic written English. No where did I assert anything about what Herodotus did or did not say. My point was simply that the twenty year estimate was arrived at independently of Herodotus. And in that since, Herodotus is irrelevant. And yes, I am well aware of the research conducted by my own colleag
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
The offerings were mentioned as being brought to "Akhet Khufu." This was the ancient name of the Great Pyramid and is indisputable evidence for the pyramid having been a tomb.
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
The evidence for these pyramid estates is indisputable. It consists of tomb scenes from Fourth Dynasty mastabas and some carved reliefs from Khufu's valley causeway and mortuary temple which depict offering trains of servants carrying food and bringing livestock to the pyramid site. These are convenient labeled by hieroglyphic inscriptions indicating the names of the settlements and the lord of t
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
Mr. Ellison, The pyramid construction project was fueled by Egypt's many landed estates, each of which was required by royal decree to supply not only workmen, but draught animals, food, and produce for the project. In addition, there were hundreds of "pyramid estates" established throughout Egypt during the Fourth Dynasty for the sole purpose of providing food, produce, draught ani
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
Greetings Cladking, Oh my, you have really brought all of the fringe assumptions to bear all in a single post! Where to begin... Well, to start off and in response to your earlier post, I believe and with all due respect, that trained Egyptologists such as James Allen (who are experts in the Egyptian language) are more qualified than an untrained though intelligent layman such as yourself.
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
Guten Morgen Herr Cladking, Please tell me you are joking about the word "ramp" being unattested from the Pyramid Age? In all honesty, this is first time I have ever heard a fringe believer raise this (entirely unfounded) objection. And trust me, I have heard so pretty far out fringe claims in my time. The word you are seeking is "tA-rd" and it can be found in the Pyrami
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
For my answer to the "20 year estimate" I suggest you read my reply to your comrade Jon Ellison. Needless to say, the Egyptians of the Old Kingdom were more than capable of quarrying, hauling, and setting limestone and granite blocks, and were quite adept at erecting monumental structures. Something that is often conveintly forgotten by the fringe (dare I say perhaps a little too con
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
The amount of work necessary to quarry, cut, shape, transport, and haul the stones was precisely how the twenty year estimate was arrived at. Might I suggest that you read the scholarly works of Egyptologists such Mark Kenner and Miroslav Verner, as well as Houdin's monograph itself if you want to know just how very capable it is to build Egypt's many pyramids using copper and wooden implements,
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
Good evening Audrey, And thank you for your reply, I can assure that all of the information I have posted is both common knowledge within Egyptology, and readily available to all. The 20 years estimate in fact has nothing to do with Herodotus. Rather, it is based on the estimation of Egyptologists such as Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass, as well as structural engineers knowledgeable in th
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
Greetings Open Mind, And thank you for taking an interest in my orthodox position, even if you disagree with it. I can assure you that I am not here to troll anyone. I am merely an Egyptologist in training who enjoys discoursing on ancient civilizations in a professional, and academic manner. And I even enjoy debating the fringe, since as a scholar of antiquity it is part of my job to educ
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
Greetings Cladking, And thank you for your detailed reply to my post. However, it would appear that you are not cognizant of the copious amount of archaeological, linguistic, and contextual evidence regarding the purpose for and manner of construction of the Great Pyramid. Ramps are in fact the most reasonably efficient method of construction that has been proposed thus far. The amount
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
Greetings there Open Mind, I'm afraid I couldn't disagree more with your basic premise: First of all, you and many other alternative theorists are forgetting one very important factor. To the ancient Egyptians, the king was a god. The living incarnation of Horus on earth. This can be seen not only in the contemporary writings from the Old Kingdom such as the Pyramid Texts, but it can als
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1 year ago
Usimare Setepenre
I think it is possible that the newly speculated "iron throne" may have been included among Khufu's grave goods. If this archeoastronomer's theory is correct, it would provide significant support to the hypothesis that Khufu's burial may await discovery within a hidden chamber represented by the anomalous void.
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