posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 07:57 PM
Dr.Hawass is very adamant in his nationalistic stance. there's nothing wrong with loving your country, your history, and your ancestors. However,
there comes a time when you have to put aside such things and be what you are, and he is a scientist. objective analysis of the data. there are many
questions about some of the major monuments in egypt that are not explained by the so-called "truths" he continually quotes. for instance, why are
there only two or three monuments, including the great pyramid of giza that have no decoration? no heiroglyphics,no statues, nothing. consider that
every other monument and burial chamber is covered in nearly every square inch with such. strange there's no such ornamentation in the greatest feat
of construction ever...
i've never been satisfied with the "grafiti" proclaiming khufu built it. as i recollect the grafiti was found in an almost inaccesable area by some
man whose name escapes me more than a century ago. now who's to say he didn't just put it there himself? just seems fishy to me the only writing in
the whole complex was done by a peasant...
of course i'm probably wrong and all the decorations were stolen and all the paint inside was worn off centuries before, and the top of the
sarcophagus was stolen as well as the body. who knows.
so while Dr.Hawass does a great job in expressing the wonders of egypt, which are indeed wondrous, he's a terrible scientist i must opine. allowing
other egyptologists to explore the area, under egyptian supervision of course to reduce theft of national objects, would quell a lot of the conspiracy
theories...that is if nothing out of the ordinary is found. and if something is? well a discovery is hardly a bad thing, even if a few textbooks must
edit to add: i reread my post and thought that i might be misleading with the "allowing other egyptologists to explore" section. what i meant is,
letting other egyptologists with differing opinions about egypts history to explore the region. many times those with theories that go against
"established" egyptological history are never allowed more than glances at the site. and this is merely because it hurts Dr.Hawass' national pride.
and sometimes i guess that isn't unwarranted, but science isn't about pride it's about facts, and if you're too set in your ways to allow new
thought....well, personally i think thats the time one should retire, as that's not what science is about. if that was the case, we'd all still
think the earth was flat and that we were at the center of the universe.
[edit on 8-4-2008 by optimus primal]