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originally posted by: Scott Creighton
It has now been found and the wood has been radiocarbon dated to ca. 3341-3094 BCE - some 500-800 years before the time of Khufu, the supposed builder of the monument.
originally posted by: jjkenobi
So they took a really old piece of wood and put it in their building.
If my house burnt down and 100 years later they find a piece of pottery I bought in Israel that dates to 500AD will they think my house is that old?
originally posted by: djz3ro
I wonder where they were hiding all these years.
A long-lost Egyptian artefact has been found in a cigar box in Aberdeen - and it is hoped it could shed new light on the Great Pyramid.
The chance discovery was made by a member of staff at the University of Aberdeen during a collection review.
The small fragment of 5,000-year-old wood - which is now in several pieces - is said to be "hugely significant".
The engineer Waynman Dixon originally discovered it among items inside the pyramid's Queens Chamber in 1872.
The piece of cedar - which it is believed may have been used during the pyramid's construction - was donated to the university in 1946 but then could not be located.
Curatorial assistant Abeer Eladany found it while conducting a review of items housed in the university's Asia collection.
t has now been found and the wood has been radiocarbon dated to ca. 3341-3094 BCE - some 500-800 years before the time of Khufu, the supposed builder of the monument.
So how does it fit in with your earlier idea of the Pyramids being 19,000 years old?