> Here is a Flash version of the presentation (for those who do
> not have Powerpoint).
Here are a few more questions/points about this hypothesis.
The space between the north wall of the Antechamber and the face of the Leaf is only 20", so how did workmen managed to insert chocks between the two sections of the Leaf from inside this narrow space (I remind the reader that the Leaf was cemented into place, thus making it immovable, but this is, apparently, something that can be ignored).
Then there is the question of how the chocks between the two sections of the Leaf could have been removed safely.
The grooves for the Leaf end at the top of the east and west wainscots, but the hypothesis has the upper section of the Leaf being raised above these levels.
How this upper section of the Leaf could have been manoeuvred safely once it was free of its containing grooves is not explained.
The hypothesis has the three portcullis blocks being raised/lowered by ropes over the tops of three cylindrical beams (probably timber).
No explanation is given for only the west wainscot having semi-circular hollows to hold the ends of the beams in place.
Why are there no such hollows at the top of the east wainscot?
p.s. the drawings (originals by Borchardt) Scott uses are inaccurate and are therefore misleading - especially with regard to the Leaf.
So few answers - and not one of them mine.