The calibrated dates from the 1995 Old Kingdom pyramid samples tended to be 100 to 200 years older than the historical dates for the respective kings and about 200 years younger than our 1984 dates.The number of dates from both 19 was only large enough to allow for statistical comparisons for the pyramids of Djoser, Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure. First, there are significant discrepancies between 19 dates for Khufu and Khafre, but not for Djoser and Menkaure.The 1984 results left us with too little data to conclude that the historical chronology of the Old Kingdom was in error by nearly 400 years, but we considered this at least a possibility. During 1995 samples were collected from the Dynasty 1 tombs at Saqqara to the Djoser pyramid, the Giza Pyramids, and a selection of Dynasty 5 and 6 and Middle Kingdom pyramids.Alternatively, if our radiocarbon age estimations were in error for some reason, we had to assume that many other dates obtained from Egyptian materials were also suspect. Samples were also taken from our excavations at Giza where two largely intact bakeries were discovered in 1991.
Moreover, some of the incredible Egyptian monuments like the great pyramids on the Giza Plateau have dates ascribed to them that would have them being built before the earth-reshaping Flood of Noah’s time around 4,500 years ago.Hopefully this article will help us realize that the issue is not as cut and dried as the secular community sometimes presents it.Nor does Egyptian civilization falsify biblical history as the skeptics would like us to think.The Howard-Vyse expedition also found another strange artefact while exploring the outside faces of the Khufu pyramid with explosives: a plate of iron measuring 26 x 8.8 cm. The discovery of the iron plate was not made by Howard-Vyse himself but by an engineer called J. Hill was adamant that the iron plate must be contemporaneous with the construction of the pyramid since he had to blast away two outer tiers of blocks in order to reach it and extract it from a masonry joint near or within the mouth of the southern shaft. Lucas examined the iron plate and, although at first agreed with Mr.The iron plate was eventually donated to the British Museum along with an affidavit from Hill and also from others who had been present during the find. Hill that it was contemporaneous with the pyramid, Lucas later changed his mind when he realized that the iron was not from meteoritic origin. Jones of Imperial College London, asked the British Museum for a small sample of the iron plate so that they could conduct a full scientific examination.