> Vyse spent about a year’s-worth of his (very substantial)
> income on the pyramid venture. It scarcely made a dent. The
> “dwindling funds” myth was made up by Sitchin.
> Intense competition with Belzoni? Belzoni was there years
> before and Vyse easily surpassed what Belzoni had done.
> Desperate need of a significant discovery? What need? Who do
> you imagine Vyse was answerable to? Vyse and Perring provided
> the best architectural account of the pyramids to date and for
> a long time after. There were plenty of significant
> Obsession with firing Caviglia? Vyse had no need to hire
> Caviglia in the first place, other than his being persuaded
> that Caviglia was the right man for the job. Caviglia proved
> not to be.
> Late-night secrecy? What is this nonsense? Look at the
> chambers: you’re not going to get a football crown in there.
> Numbers were limited of physical necessity and there were
> dangerous things going on: blasting and removal of debris.
> Even so, Vyse did invite more than a few people to come and
> see. More Sitchin mythology.
> The gunpowder thing is tired. Standards were very, very
> different then and technology limited. Belzoni’s methods were
> scarcely any better, yet we rarely find Belzoni condemned to
> anything like the same extent.
> I suggest you attempt to systematically question and purge your
> mind of all of the factoids on this question which come (most
> of them) ultimately from Sitchin’s myth-making.
Obviously, you haven't read Vyse's "Operations...".
It wasn't until at least a full day after his private "discovery" that he finally invited people who were not beholden to his terms of employment.
"Standards" of the day were very clearly NOT to blast with gun powder. If that was the "standard" then everyone else would have done the same thing. The only one else who consecrated G1 anywhere nearly as badly as Vyse was al Mamoun a thousand years earlier. You cannot be serious.
I've never read Sitchin. The moment I found out his thesis focused on aliens I discarded any interest in his writing. But you sure sound like you've read Sitchin.
Go ahead and keep giving Vyse a free pass.
Don't know who you think you're fooling though.