> Yes, just about anyone could've walked in and
> helped himself, etc....but this isn't 'pillaging'
> which implies much worse than 'casual acquisition'
> (or maybe 'commandeered').
So you think maybe it's more likely they took the stuff in casual acquisition? They gingerly removed the support columns and shelving from the bedrock recesses that anchored those structural components in place within those galleries? They casually and openly walked out of the galleries with those boxes of other people's personal effects, fabrics, tools, rope, wood, large jars of water (remember, it's a desert), and they used a lot of wood from disassembled (royal?) boats as their slideway to haul it all out casually while they were unarmed and in broad daylight as other desert dwellers stood there casually watching. You believe those desert nomads had no reason to show hostility against pharaonic rule and had no reason to be threatened by starvation (note the inscription of what resembles another "Starving Bedouin" on one of the gallery walls). Do you suppose that if a royal guard was standing there protecting that stuff, those curious passersby would have asked for permission to take the stuff first?
While "casual acquisition" may be a possibility, it's certainly not the only possibility. I don't consider it to be the most likely possibility.
> The Galleries may not have been 'full' but he did
> find many jars, etc, etc.
Not "full"? How many of those jars were even intact vs. obviously and deliberately smashed into small shards and left there as rubble?
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?
Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 23-Sep-16 22:19 by Origyptian.