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posted on May, 30 2017 @ 12:10 PM
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Do we have any proof that the color of the limestone casing actually changed - other than a report in an ancient text?

None whatsoever. I was hoping to find something in Mark Lehner's book the Mystery of the Pyramids, if I can find a copy.



If we do not, then how do we know it was accurate? Herodotus does not mention it, nor do other ancient sources.

As Harte points out in your source (AlBiruni, page 28) says that people report that this is said and it's clear it's third or fourth hand information.

You're right, that could be the most obvious explanation, but I'm explaining it in the context of Colavito's note. Am I way, way off?




posted on May, 31 2017 @ 11:17 AM
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My compliments, that was quite a dramtic exit. It was almost as if you said "I have nothing further your honor." Short pause then a loud bang from the gavel echoing through the hall and a declaration of case closed.

So to redirect, if you'll permit me to ask, is there a very remote possibility that during the time of Abd al-Latif (1400s), the local government and religious authorities of Cairo not only permitted but even encourage to cannibalize the stone outer casings of the Great Pyramids to build mosques and houses?

As a follow up question, why would the authorities permit to literally deface what is considered a national and even world treasure? Keeping in mind what you said earlier that it happened continuously... only if you will care to speculate if you find the questions reasonable.

With that, I would like to request for a continuance to pursue other evidences (clues) that came to my attention.


edit on 09 11 2015 by MaxTamesSiva because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 31 2017 @ 11:30 AM
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originally posted by: MaxTamesSiva
a reply to: Byrd
My compliments, that was quite a dramtic exit. It was almost as if you said "I have nothing further your honor." Short pause then a loud bang from the gavel echoing through the hall and a declaration of case closed.

So to redirect, if you'll permit me to ask, is there a very remote possibility that during the time of Abd al-Latif (1400s), the local government and religious authorities of Cairo not only permitted but even encourage to cannibalize the stone outer casings of the Great Pyramids to build mosques and houses?

As a follow up question, why would the authorities permit to literally deface what is considered a national and even world treasure? Keeping in mind what you said earlier that it happened continuously... only if you will care to speculate if you find the questions reasonable.





The destruction began far earlier.

At one time monuments like this (temples and tombs) had priests serving them, keeping them up, keeping them inhabited and preventing looting. This was paid for by income from royal estates that were gifted to these monuments and temples. However, once the priests left and no guards were around, locals (who could not read and who may not have had any investment in the monuments or emotional attachment to them) came in and took what they could and looked for treasure.

There's at least one (more, I think but one famous one) papyrus of a trial of some robbers who conspired with officials to rob the tomb of a king (no time to look it up now, but I think it was New Kingdom.)

WE find them "great wonders"... but the mortuary site there was not THE most important religious site in Egypt and often went neglected (see Thutmose's Dream Stele, between the paws of the Sphinx) for decades or centuries. Grabbing handy limestone and other blocks to make new temples for the new pharaoh seemed logical and efficient.

Edited to add that many were also torn down by the Coptic Christians and later by the government itself, who needed ruins cleared to put in modern structures.
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posted on May, 31 2017 @ 11:42 AM
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So no shot at destroying evidence or at least tampering with evidence? I was hoping for a reasonable doubt and a reduced sentence.

Am I still allowed a continuance?



posted on May, 31 2017 @ 06:15 PM
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originally posted by: MaxTamesSiva
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So no shot at destroying evidence or at least tampering with evidence? I was hoping for a reasonable doubt and a reduced sentence.

Am I still allowed a continuance?



Yesss.....




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