Hope you don't mind me chiming in ..
> Origyptian Wrote:
> > > See previous comment. You are aware of all
> > > known structural aspects of the interior of
> > > GP, yes? I would say, no, you do not.
> > Otherwise,
> > > you would not have a made such a statement.
> > Why be so coy?
> > Out with it, man.
> Hi Philip,
> 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.
I take it you are referring to the hypothetical prism stone.
How was the hypothetical prism stone installed and supported in its location beneath the lower plug stone.??
> 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.
Yes they certainly are pointing the way. It would have been far more effective to have simply filled up the AP with limestone core blocks. No one would have ever known that a passageway ever existed. Of course that's only if security was a primary concern.
> 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?
That is a very good question, Also why are they of different material? Why are there only three?? Why the same length..
So many questions that have gone unanswered.
> 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?
Or an even more ridiculous possibility is that they are hard granite plugs in a very soft limestone structure serving as a security measure. Is it at all possible that the pyramid designer was really that stupid?
> 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.
They didn't deter. It was a simple matter of mining a few yards around them. Again do you really believe that the designer was not aware of this possibility?
> 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.
What Makes you believe that there was a false floor.? The AP obviously did lead somewhere which of course was the GG and KC. At best protected by one small, easily removed portcullis block.
Are you listening to what you are saying.??
A multi million ton, decades long construction project, resulting in the only security measures being defeated by a few yards of mining and one small block.
> 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?
Personally if I were trying to deny access I'd opt for the total blocking in and camouflage of all passageways. A solid pyramid with no discernible passageways or entrances. Maybe the designer was stupid ?
Or the other possibility is that the designer was very smart and he wasn't designing a tomb.
Maybe he was designing something altogether different.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12-Feb-16 18:32 by Jon Ellison.