Grinding stone, Dendera Temple, Egypt.

The Evidence is Cut in Stone: A Compelling Argument for Lost High Technology in Ancient Egypt

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'The horizontal striations are typical in cutting when the feed of a tool that is removing material pauses along its path, withdrawn to remove waste, and the interruption of the tool leaves a mark on the surface. Also, it could be that as the tool was rocked back and forth against the walls of the trench to clear the waste on the vertical wall, horizontal striations appeared where the tool pressed the cutting surface against the side wall to keep the trench from narrowing.' In other words, some form of technology which the dynastic Egyptians simply did not have. And so this begs the question; if the dynastic Egyptians could not have done this work, and the later Greeks and Romans were not responsible, then who did and when? We have no choice but to entertain the idea that a civilization existed before what we call the pharaohs and in fact had forms of what we would call high technology, and that these people lived in the area prior to 3100 BC.

“Scoop marks” beside the smaller of the two obelisks. (Author provided)

“Scoop marks” beside the smaller of the two obelisks. (Author provided)

Many will of course ask where the tools are that could have done work such as this. We do know that strange devices and materials have been found in archaeological sites in different parts of the world, and have been labeled, boxed and hidden out of view because they do not fit the conventional historical paradigm. Sir William Flinders Petrie was one of the great Egyptologists of the late 19 th and early 20 th centuries. Petrie found a number of core drills, many of which are now housed in the museum named after him at the University College London in London England. The actual hollow drill bits have not been found, but the cores made of limestone, alabaster, granite and other stones have.

Chris Dunn spent hours in the Petrie museum and was allowed to personally examine some of the drill cores. Here he discusses the characteristics of one of them:

'The most fascinating feature of the granite core Petrie describes is the spiral groove around the core indicating a feed rate of 0.100 inch per revolution of the drill. It was 500 times greater than modern diamond drills, but the rotation of the drill would not have been as fast as the modern drill's 900 revolutions per minute.'

Granite drill core in the Petrie Museum. (Author provided)

Granite drill core in the Petrie Museum. (Author provided)

The often times quoted idea that these drill cores were achieved using a bow and copper tube with sand used as an abrasive must be thrown out, as no modern replication of these cores has been done to the level of efficiency as discussed above.

Making excavations in 1936, in the archaeological zone of Saqqara, Petrie discovered the Tomb of Prince Sabu, who was the son of Pharaoh Adjuib, governor of the I Dynasty (3,000 BC). Between utensils of funeral objects that were extracted, Emery's attention was powerfully drawn to an object that he initially defined in his report on the Great Tombs of the I Dynasty as: 'a container in the form of schist bowl.' Years later, in his previously mentioned work, Archaic Egypt, he commented on the object with a word that perfectly summarizes the reality of the situation and the discomfort the object causes; " cachibache" (a small hole that threatens to become a much larger hole.)

According to the typical and expected view of the archaeologists and Egyptologists, this object is no more than a tray or the pedestal of some candelabrum, with a design a product of blind chance. I am personally quite amazed that such a controversial piece is still on display in the Cairo museum, and wonder what even odder objects are hidden away in their warehouses.

The famous schist bowl or disk. (Author provided)

The famous schist bowl or disk. (Author provided)

At Karnak, which is a huge temple complex, we find many examples of ancient core drill holes, and one whose diameter is greater than a human hand. As you can see in the photograph the wall of the drill itself was thinner than 21 st century examples, and even engineers and mining experts that have seen it cannot explain what material the drill would have been made of to maintain its shape and stability at being so thin.

Large drill core at Karnak. (Author provided)

Large drill core at Karnak. (Author provided)

Massive Granite Boxes

Another perplexing site is what is called the Serapeum at Saqqara, containing massive granite boxes which many academics believe were created during dynastic times. However, the boxes in the Serapeum are examples of what engineers such as Chris Dunn, I, and members of the Khemit School have major problems with as regards the conventional Egyptologists’ explanations. According to the latter, in the 13th century BC, Khaemweset ordered that a tunnel be excavated through the solid limestone bedrock, with side chambers designed to contain large granite sarcophagi weighing at least 70 tonnes each, to hold the mummified remains of prize Apis bulls.

Comments

The speculation in the article was already laid out by the Argentine archeologist José Alvarez López in his works, more than forty years ago.

There are those who claim that Z.Sitchen was a fraud and confessed at the end of his life that he made it all up. But if you really look at what he wrote, you may find that his "version" of the story is the only one that answers just about all the questions as to who, how, when, and why better than any other version of telling.For what ever liking or disliking an individual researcher or writer in the end I must look at what they wrote and if it applies to the query at hand. In his case, as with many other authors, I find his telling plausible and in fact perhaps the only writings to offer solutions to many problems within both mainstream and alternative archaeology today. By no means did he tell the whole story nor did he get it completely right on all accounts, but I think his writings merit another closer look in light of the constant new finds we keep encountering.

Considering how quickly iron tools rust, seems like it would make sense that we aren't seeing remnants of those tools when excavating these sites.

FTA "In basic terms, any tool should have a greater hardness than the material being cut or shaped. "
That is wrong.

This is correct.
"Why soft grinding wheel is used for hard material
A grinding wheel consist of abrasive particles which are large in number and they can be hard or soft .a soft grinding wheel is used for hard material because the weared abrasive can come out and give it space to incoming abrasive."

The "abrasive particles" on the "soft" grinding wheel are still harder than the material it is used on.

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