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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?
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.
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.