> It is argued that the script and relief design pattern etched
> onto the Serapeum
> box was added later and not contemporay with fabrication.
> The theme of adoption is diverse in dynastic egypt
> Intentional adoption or manipulations to usurp a rulers legacy.
> For some....certain sites in Egypt are pre dynastic and then
> To some degree....dynastic record testifies to repairing sites
> and building
> alongside the allready extant.....supporting adoption theory.
> Vyse on character is questioned [ many threads this forum]
> From running off Caviglia with Campbells pen stroke......to
> gin-ing up
> burial evidences.
> Vyse is an opportunist.
At the very least it seems Vyse took to poetic license for his recreation of the lid of Menkaure's sarcophagus and possibly the inclusion and/or extension of a triangular border pattern. The incongruities of Vyse's depiction only further questions the sarcophagi's provenance as it once again is seemingly a one off when compared to the stone boxes found in all other OK pyramids.
> When are the first adoptive activities by dynastic pharaohs?
Good question. Since Dynasty 0 the AE buried perfectly good boats-why? Were they inspired to do this from something they saw already there?