SC: If fraud was committed (as the Brewer/Allen 'testimony' alleges) then yes, he most certainly would have copied something..
MA: That is what I am asking you. Which inscription could he have copied?
SC: See below.
SC: ..because he certainly didn't have the knowledge of hieroglyphs to do it all by himself, did he?
MA: My point exactly. In order to commit fraud Vyse would have needed an inscription that depicted Khufu´s Horus name in a linear fashion. Why do you not consult your friend Google and dig up a plausible candidate?
SC: Why do you think that whatever Tricky Dicky may have copied would still exist? I can see it now – he presents all these inscriptions within these chambers. “Well, done Dicky!” the collective proclaim. “Oh – and look. I also found this parchment with exactly the same inscriptions as the ones in the chambers! What do you think about that?” A few furrowed brows, some mumblings, the room rapidly empties. “What?” cries Tricky Dicky. He would be nuts to present whatever he copied. Best simply destroy it or perhaps keep a tiny fragment of it. And tiny fragments of cartouches he did infact present.
SC: And these are serious allegations and they will not go away until we can determine the truth of them.
MA: For the allegations to be serious the fraud would have to be possible. And that brings us back to my question: Did Vyse have access to an inscription he could copy?
SC: And around the Magic Roundabout we go. The Brewer/Allen ‘testimony’ implies fraud having taken place, “Faint marks were repainted, some were new.” Whatever was copied is hardly going to exist now, is it? That would have been disposed of because, logically, it would have to have been disposed of otherwise the fraud would have been uncovered.
SC: You know what ‘truth’ is, don’t you?
MA: Anything that you disagree with?
SC: You are the one here against obtaining further evidence to help settle this question, not I. Ergo, you are not interested in truth. Shame on you.
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