> > See previous comment. You are aware of all the
> > known structural aspects of the interior of the
> > GP, yes? I would say, no, you do not.
> > you would not have a made such a statement.
> Why be so coy?
> Out with it, man.
It was my feeble attempt to get you to review what you said and find it for yourself. :)
The lower end of the granite plugs were not always exposed. Neither was the horizontal passage. The former attested by AlMamoun, the latter by the holes for the floor support beams.
An yet you presume multi-ton granite stones plugging the ascending passage were, only by the high level of 'obviousness' they exude, are not only non-deterrent, but arrows pointing the way.
Also note (as Pete pointed out in the original video) the focus is on the GP; a deliberate act to remove it from the context of the Old Kingdom and beyond. What do you know of the interior set up of Khafre, and so on? It is telling why you do not consider them.
Are you even listening to what you are saying?
If plugs in the ascending passage were so ridiculously 'obvious' (that the contents were not hidden at all by virtue of the treasure map being layed bare for all to see) then what would be the point of putting them there?
And this is how it goes. I've seen this conversation over and over for a very long time. And now will come a further leap of logic for you to explain why the plugs are there. Was it aliens? Is the GP a water pump? A nuclear reactor? An esoteric Atlantean homage?
You'll try anything to explain it, so long as your explanation is careful to avoid the obvious: The plugs were put there to deter would-be thieves.
But you don't see the genius of the plugs. Even if they were found - suggesting to thieves there is something behind - the breach of the plugs would only lead them up to the 'KC', i.e. the 'QC' is still hidden under the floor. So just as the descending passage leads to 'nowhere', so would the ascending passage even if they discovered the plugs bottom end, as AlMamoun did.
To you, apparently, the plugs (nor any other structural aspect) are not deterrent enough to be considered security measures. Were you expecting laser beam motion sensors, CCD cameras, sound alarms, things like that?
Back up the train.
The whole point of requiring the pyramids (and for some strange reason, only those of Giza) not to be tombs comes from somewhere. And do you know where this comes from? It comes from theories that simply won't work unless they aren't tombs; the idea is a forced attribution borne from reckless theory construction. And when confronted with more and more info to explain how such a view is wrong, the arguments become so tangent and ad-hoc as to strain basic sensibility.
I really was expecting something of greater disciplined logic and research from someone with a Ph.D.
There is a point where one can only try so many times to explain things to those who are truly interested in ancient history; a crossroads is come upon with Futility herself following in the path taken, and freedom from incredulity reaching the horizon in any direction but.
I feel inspired to present a full dissertation if it means bringing out the canoe from the tree, Philip. However, I find it more wise to be the plug myself, and guide you to the treasure. It's up to you to do the digging yourself.