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5 days ago
Merrell
A shame that the descendants of Princess Scota should be at odds with the country of their ancestress ... However, given that Dixon apparently rescued the stone from being broken up, it might be worth noting that Vyse, too, was alarmed at the fate of the casing-stones (I, xix).
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9 days ago
Merrell
Hi Dr. Troglodyte , > Agree; however, the true treasures of equal > provenance, are the ... ‘double-hook’ and ‘pounder’. Yes - the objects have been discussed on various forums over the years - Robert Bauval's article; the article from Nature; the missing wooden relic; etc. etc. I also found Piazzi Smyth's letter to the Athenaeum of Nov 1872 re the casing stone (more or less dup
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9 days ago
Merrell
... > A similar, > related article, > with a subheadline repeating the material > misstatement ”It will be the first time any > stone from the structure is displayed outside > Egypt”. Thanks, Dr. Troglodyte (although I think that BBC reporting is generally of a higher standard than the Daily Mail ... At least, I hope it is.) It'll be interesting to see what eventua
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9 days ago
Merrell
The row continues ...Quote...the museum has insisted that a British engineer was given permission to take the stone in 1872 ... But Shabaan Abdel Gawwad, supervisor-general of Egypt's Antiquities Repatriation Department, has said he wants an official team to visit Scotland, asking for a certificate of possession and export documents. Quite apart from the difficulties over the firman, wou
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10 days ago
Merrell
Hello Dr. Troglodyte, ... > Waynman Dixon was working under the auspices of C. > Piazzi Smyth, who in 1865 received official > permission from ”Ismail Basha” > : > > Quote” ... > His Highness the Viceroy of Egypt, Ismail Basha; > who ... > was pleased, through his superintendent of > monuments Mariette Bey,--not only to convey our party at his on >
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11 days ago
Merrell
Hello Dr. Troglodyte, > I wonder how much Ismāʿīl Pasha bothered to > employ the use of an official Firman/Ferman. He > apparently was fully infatuated with Western > European culture, and sought the rapid > westernization (monetization) of Egypt. I have > found no direct contact between the Khedive and > Wayneman, however, Mr. Dixon certainly circulated > with
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13 days ago
Merrell
Dr. Troglodyte Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > Apparently, the Egyptian Antiquities Repatriation > Department is unaware of the activities of Mr. > Waynman Dixon, who gifted his friend Piazzi with > the errant artefact many, many decades ago. ... But wouldn't the question depend on who held the relevant firman (presumably from the K
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18 days ago
Merrell
Susan Doris Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I can't see what the picture is, but the topic > title caught my eye. There's a series of images showing people caught in apparently compromising situations - but, if you look at the sequences of events leading up to these particular images, it becomes clear that there are other, more innocent, explanations
Forum: Misc.
20 days ago
Merrell
eyeofhorus33 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > Where are the crowns, > people? (a) I'm afraid I don't know the answer to this ... (b) However ...
Forum: Mysteries
23 days ago
Merrell
engbren Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > Another potential source for goose > related to an Egyptian constellation appears in > Ancient Egyptian Science: Calendars, clocks, and > astronomy > By Marshall Clagett > On p222, Pg 223. > it identifies Hapy Decan 19. "Hapy (determined by) one star surmounted by a half
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23 days ago
Merrell
engbren Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I refer to Sweatman et al > here > > %20and%20Tsikritsis%2017%281%29.pdf > Sweatman proposes based on study of various > pillars at Göbekli Tepe that the animals depicted > are constellations. In the story of Djedi, he > decapitates and brings back to life a goose, > unspecified water
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26 days ago
Merrell
Thank you, sfbey.
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4 weeks ago
Merrell
cladking Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Martin Stower Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > cladking Wrote: > > > -------------------------------------------------- > > > ----- > > > Ancient reports said stones flew a bow shot > at > > a > > > time. . . .
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4 weeks ago
Merrell
cladking Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Merrell Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > > The conclusions from the archaeologists' > analysis > > and discussion of the papyri themselves: > > conclusions made much more striking in the > video. > > > Is there any data in the video that isn'
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4 weeks ago
Merrell
Thanos5150 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Merrell Wrote: > > As I understand it, Merer was transporting > > limestone from Turah for the casing blocks > > The > Merer Diary has > been discussed numerous times here. I am curious > what it says that led you to this "understanding"? The conclusions from the ar
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4 weeks ago
Merrell
hendrik dirker Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I did not watch the video, therefore wonder > whether the logistics concerning transport has > been soberly considered... I can't follow the logic here. The video shows the construction of a replica vessel, carrying just one block - obviously, this was just a trial, to see if the exercise could b
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4 weeks ago
Merrell
Thanks, Dr. T. - I saw it on UK TV a few nights back. I was interested to see the assembly of the boat - with ropes, and wood that swelled in the water to seal up any gaps. Helpful also were the graphics illustrating how they used the Nile's current to row downstream with their load of stone blocks, and, having unloaded, were then able to use the wind to sail back upstream (30:30).
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2 months ago
Merrell
Martin Stower Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > This is in the “logbook” of Walter Allen, > supposedly detailing the experiences at Giza of > his great-grandfather, Humphries Brewer. As unforgettably outlined here ...
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2 months ago
Merrell
It's discussed here:QuoteSpeculative and unreliable. The author concludes the nome emblems represented the original Egyptian constellations. Only 10 out of the 48 classical constellations are without probable Egyptian parallels. Also, at least half of the classical zodiacal constellations existed in early Egypt.
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2 months ago
Merrell
Hanslune Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > Interestingly enough that find is > not in (that I can find) the books of William > R.Corliss who collected a lot of that type of > material. One might be able to download the Corliss book files from here (I haven't tried it).
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2 months ago
Merrell
Thunderbird Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > Antoine Gigal biography > > > hp > > Excerpt: > She spent seven years in the Sorbonne University > in Paris and to the National Institute of Oriental > Languages and Civilizations (founded originally by > Champollion), where she graduated in Chinese and > Japanes
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3 months ago
Merrell
Quote... the wall is a natural phenomenon. The blocks are fractures that appeared as the rock cooled, over 330,000 years ago.
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4 months ago
Merrell
Dr. Troglodyte Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > Apologies regarding the video; its published > length is 3:18. The bulk of the initial scenes > (+/- 2 minutes) are introductions and ‘fluff’. > Prior to posting, I attempted to locate another > hosting option due to a 30 second advertisement; > sadly, to no avail. Unfortunatel
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4 months ago
Merrell
Dr. Troglodyte Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > Style over substance…to what end? Whilst I can't answer this, I appreciate the detailed investigation revealing that the comments of Rolando Aybar were inaccurate. I haven't been able to view the video - probably because of location in a different country. And nor have I been able to find out anyt
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4 months ago
Merrell
molder Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > I have wondered if maybe they did have the > TAP or had some sort of a way to restrict > the water supply??? I don't know if this has already been posted.
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6 months ago
Merrell
Thunderbird Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > Bosnian Pyramid has outer casing fossilized leaf > RCD 14 dating from 2 layers. .. > 29,000BP,...and 24,000BP No, it doesn't ...
Forum: Mysteries
6 months ago
Merrell
Martin Stower Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- ... > Whatever exactly the original may be, it appears > to be signed by Dominique Görlitz. ... Are you sure it wasn't forged by Howard Vyse ...
Forum: Mysteries
6 months ago
Merrell
Reminds me of the Treasure of Abbot Thomas ...
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6 months ago
Merrell
Origyptian Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Martin Stower Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > > The inscription is not “by” the window; it > is > > in the glass of the window. > > > Where "in the glass" is that inscription? In a place too small to show up in a photograph of that scale
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6 months ago
Merrell
For anyone coming to the subject late, this is the link to Scott's original post on this subject.
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