A call has been made for a “scientific means” to aid in the determination of the validity of the antiquity of the “quarry marks” discovered within “Campbell’s Chamber” of the Great Pyramid, ostensibly representing a cartouche containing the royal name of ”Khufu”. It has been properly noted that the political climate of Egypt is not presently conducive for an imminent positive response toward a request of this nature.
At a minimum, an interim solution may be at hand. In 2005, Dr. Robert M. Schoch, a “scientist” whose specialty is the discipline of Geology, recorded his personal observation of these “marks”:
[Emphasis mine] Source: EXPLORING THE GREAT PYRAMIDQuote
”Making my way over the uneven blocks that compose the floor of Campbell’s Chamber, using a copy of Vyse’s original drawings as a guide, I found the long-sought cartouche in the back corner surrounded by hideous nineteenth- and twentieth-century graffiti. But the cartouche was there, sure enough, and it indeed read “Khufu”! So is this the end of the story? Are the traditional Egyptologists correct in their assertion that the Great Pyramid is nothing more than the gigantic tomb of King Khufu? Maybe not. Indeed on seeing the cartouche, I knew this was just the beginning of my adventure.
For one thing, this particular cartouche is turned up on end, and I would soon see in the other chambers that many of the red-painted inscriptions are completely up side down. What is going on here? Well, no one was meant to view these inscriptions once the pyramid was completed and access to these chambers cut off. Vyse had suggested they were nothing but “quarry marks” put on the blocks by the gangs that cut, hauled, and positioned the stone. But was Howard Vyse being totally honest? Had maybe his workmen who blasted and chiseled their way into these chambers in fact drawn ea [sic] these crude “Egyptian” inscriptions on the blocks themselves? Were these just fakes? Studying them closely, however, they looked authentically ancient to me. I could see later mineral crystals precipitated over them, a process that takes centuries or millennia, and the inscriptions continue under the overlying blocks.”
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