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Why did two German 'hobbyists' deface a cartouche of Khufu inside the Great Pyramid
News.com.au ^ | 16 Jan 2014 | News.com.au

Posted on 01/18/2014 9:33:27 AM PST by Theoria

EXACTLY what drove two men to pretend to be archaeologists and hack off pieces of the Great Pyramid? Atlantis. It's a tale of cranks, conspiracies and an ancient cartouche.

The Great Pyramid of Khufu (also known as Cheops) on the Giza Plateau is the largest pyramid in Egypt and the only surviving example of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

The cartouche? It's an ancient red-pigment scribble deep inside the Great Pyramid said to be the linchpin in identifying who it was actually built for. Is it an authentic ancient Egyptian depiction of his name, or a 19th century fraud by a British adventurer seeking fame and fortune?

The conspiracy? That the academic world is colluding to conceal the true age and nature of the Great Pyramids. They're not monumental structures built to contain the tombs of Egyptian Pharoahs: They're really 20,000-year-old Atlantean power stations.

The cranks? Two men who took advantage of Egypt's internal chaos to gain access to the pyramid's inner septa, chip away at its stone slabs and scrape pigment off the cartouche to "prove" their alternative version of the history of the world.

In November, Egyptian authorities expressed their outrage at the defacing of their nation's greatest monument. Minister of State for Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim vowed to hunt the vandals down and take retribution for the assault on their heritage.

Enter Dominique Goerlitz and Stefan Erdmann.

Variously described as archeology students from Dresden, amateur archaeologists and "hobbyists", the pair have now reportedly apologised, saying they "meant no harm" in chiselling off samples from within the Great Pyramid.

They said they hoped Egypt's antiquities minister and the Egyptian people would accept their apology and offer to pay compensation.

It appears their apology has not been accepted.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; History; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: atlantis; bauval; cartouche; cheops; cheopsproject; dominiquegoerlitz; dresden; dresdenuniversity; egypt; freseniusinstitute; germany; giza; godsgravesglyphs; greatpyramid; howardvyse; khufu; oldkingdom; pyramids; stefanerdmann
*Note* I edited the title to fit into title header.

Correct title : 'Why did two German 'hobbyists' deface a cartouche of Khufu inside the Great Pyramid and what does it have to do with Atlantis? '

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Two German students have vandalised part of the Pyramid of Khufu to help 'prove' their Lost Civilisation theory

1 posted on 01/18/2014 9:33:27 AM PST by Theoria
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To: SunkenCiv
Ping, Egypt, Atlantis, Germans. Awesome.

All the great FR blocks checked: history, conspiracy, weird

2 posted on 01/18/2014 9:33:53 AM PST by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: Theoria

I think that Sphynx!


3 posted on 01/18/2014 9:38:24 AM PST by jimmyo57
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To: Theoria

4 posted on 01/18/2014 9:38:47 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Theoria; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...
I thought something had been posted about this, apparently not here. :') Thanks Theoria.
The cartouche? It's an ancient red-pigment scribble deep inside the Great Pyramid said to be the linchpin in identifying who it was actually built for... The conspiracy? That the academic world is colluding to conceal the true age and nature of the Great Pyramids. They're not monumental structures built to contain the tombs of Egyptian Pharoahs: They're really 20,000-year-old Atlantean power stations. The cranks? Two men who took advantage of Egypt's internal chaos to gain access to the pyramid's inner septa, chip away at its stone slabs and scrape pigment off the cartouche to "prove" their alternative version of the history of the world... Enter Dominique Goerlitz and Stefan Erdmann.
To "prove" this nuttery, they would have had to sample and test both the cartouche and the basically identical other ancient graffiti in the relieving chamber to see if they date the same. It doesn't appear that they thought of that, gosh, what a surprise!

This is a good one for the weekly Digest ping. Bauval-squirt ping.

5 posted on 01/18/2014 10:10:55 AM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Theoria
All the great FR blocks checked: history, conspiracy, weird

Only 'moose' and 'cheese' are missing and you'd have a royal flush.

6 posted on 01/18/2014 10:14:16 AM PST by Flick Lives (Got a problem with the government? Have a complaint. Get a free IRS audit!)
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To: jimmyo57

Deutsch (sp?) Douche Duo Defaces Cartouche


7 posted on 01/18/2014 10:26:07 AM PST by Bob
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Playing with Egypt’s heritage
http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/4757/47/Playing-with-Egypt%E2%80%99s-heritage.aspx


8 posted on 01/18/2014 10:27:06 AM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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Egyptologists use high-tech software to analyze construction of Great Pyramid
physorg.com | October 21, 2008 | Sumathi Reddy and Nia-Malika Henderson
Posted on 10/21/2008 9:14:48 AM by Mike Fieschko
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2111085/posts

Stones of the Pyramids were Poured, Not Chisled
Associated Content | 05-21-07 | Ranger
Posted on 5/21/2007 1:44:47 PM by mission9
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1837271/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/josephdavidovits/index


9 posted on 01/18/2014 10:34:49 AM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Theoria
The new boys in town threw his butt out, eh.

Zahi Hawass, former head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, tours a recently discovered tomb of a priest near the Giza Pyramids. Source: AFP

10 posted on 01/18/2014 10:34:52 AM PST by blam
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Uncovering The Secrets Of The Great Pyramid
IOL | 8-29-2004 | Annick Benoist
Posted on 8/29/2004 11:46:23 AM by blam
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1202336/posts

French Egyptologists Defend Pyramid Theory
My Way News | 9/4/04 | PAUL GARWOOD/AP
Posted on 9/4/2004 1:50:57 PM by wagglebee
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1207403/posts


11 posted on 01/18/2014 10:39:05 AM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv
Early grammar police -


12 posted on 01/18/2014 10:42:58 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Bob

well played


13 posted on 01/18/2014 11:01:28 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Theoria

..It appears their apology has not been accepted.

Obviously Not.




14 posted on 01/18/2014 11:26:50 AM PST by Koracan
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To: Abathar

;’)


15 posted on 01/18/2014 1:05:01 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Flick Lives

5th race, Laurel Park, $2 Trifecta wheel, Møøse, with Cheese, Sister, with Cheese, Sister.


16 posted on 01/18/2014 5:10:06 PM PST by Rodamala
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