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originally posted by: Dem0nc1eaner
a reply to: Scott Creighton
No, you're right the conclusion is pretty obvious, but I can sense you're still waiting for that smoking gun. Keep up the good work bro!
originally posted by: crayzeed
a reply to: Scott Creighton
Whoops, I answered in the wrong post. I will put it here again.
A few questions come to mind. Being as there was no penetrating radar at that time, how did Vyse know of the hidden chambers?
How did he know how many chambers were there? But more importantly why did he use dynamite, it's not exactly an archaeologists way to discover finds.
originally posted by: Scott Creighton
When we now consider and compare Vyse’s private account of the very same day—25th April, 1837—what we find described there is a quite different version of events with some glaring and highly significant omissions to the activities of that day:
As we can see from Vyse’s private journal (above) wherein he gives us his unedited, uncensored, private thoughts of that day’s key events and activities, having entered Nelson's Chamber for the first time he makes a few observations about the chamber but, oddly, here in his private account he completely fails to make mention of the presence of any quarry marks on the chamber wall as claimed in his published account of this same day.
And let us be clear here—had painted quarry marks truly been present on the western wall of this chamber when Vyse first entered it, then we can be absolutely certain that the Colonel would not have been remiss or shy in making a note of such an important discovery in his private writings of that day's key events; this would not have been a discovery that could have easily slipped his mind. That Vyse, in his private account, makes no mention on 25th April of such an important discovery (contrary to his published account) strongly suggests that there were, in fact, no marks present in Nelson's Chamber at that time for him to comment upon in his private notes at the end of that day's activities, hence the complete silence therein.
It is only on the 27th April (3 days after the chamber was first opened) that Vyse first mentions quarry marks in Nelson's Chamber in his private account and that is a whole other story which I will be writing about later in a separate article.
Notwithstanding that the characters in these chambers were surveyed by Mr. Perring upon a reduced scale, I considered that facsimiles in their original size would be desirable, as they were of great importance from their situation, and probably the most antient inscriptions in existence. I requested therefore Mr. Hill to copy them. His drawings were compared with the originals by Sir Robert Arbuthnot, Mr. Brettel (a civil engineer), Mr. Raven, and myself, and are deposited in the British Museum.” Vyse, Operations, Vol1., p.153