Mysterious Technology of Ancient Egypt

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Lack of adequate precision equipment by means of which could be created by numerous ancient Egyptian artifacts, as well as the absence of traces of industrial infrastructure for its production in Egypt and elsewhere suggests that the high technology were introduced from outside. And here is not bad to remember common among the various peoples mythological story about the "sons of heaven," which are committed in the world of some humanitarian mission returned to "his star."
At the turn of the III millennium BC. e. Egypt almost from scratch occurred inexplicable technological breakthrough. As if by magic in a very short time the Egyptians erected pyramids and demonstrate unprecedented skill in the treatment of solid materials - granite, diorite, obsidian, quartz ... All thesemiracles occur before the appearance of iron, machinery and other technical equipment. Subsequently, the unique skills of the ancient Egyptians as rapidly and inexplicably disappear ...
Take, for example, the story of the Egyptian sarcophagi. They are divided into two groups, which are very different in quality performance. On the one hand carelessly fabricated boxes, which are dominated by the uneven surface. On the other - sanded with incredible skill multi-ton granite and quartzite containers of unknown purpose. Often the quality of the processing of these sarcophagi is at the limit of modern engine technology.
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egypt, ancient, archeology, technology
No less a riddle represent ancient Egyptian statues, created from heavy-duty materials. In the Egyptian Museum, everyone can see the statue, carved from a single piece of black diorite. The surface of the statue is polished to a mirror shine. Scientists suggest that it refers to the period of the Fourth Dynasty (2639-2506 gg. BC. E.) And depicts the pharaoh Khafre, who is credited with the construction of one of the three great pyramids of Giza.
But here's the thing - in those days the Egyptian craftsmen used only stone and brass instruments. Soft limestone to handle such equipment is still possible, but diorite, which is one of the hardest rocks, well, not.
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And it's flowers. And here is the Colossi of Memnon, located on the west bank of the Nile, opposite Luxor, - it is the berries. Not only that, they are made of heavy-duty quartzite, their height is 18 meters, and the weight of each statue is 750 tons. In addition, they are based on a quartzite pedestal 500 tons!It is clear that any arrangements for transportation would not sustain such a load. Although statues considerably damaged, excellent performance survivors flat surfaces suggests the use of advanced machine technologies.
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But even the greatness of the Colossus pales in comparison with fragments of a giant statue resting in the courtyard of the Ramesseum - memorial temple of Ramses II. Made from a single piece of pink granite sculpture reached a height of 19 meters and weighed about 1000 tons! Weight pedestal on which the statue once stood, was about 750 tons. Monstrous size of the statue and the highest quality of workmanship is absolutely not fit into the known technological capabilities of the Egyptian New Kingdom period (1550-1070 gg. BC. E.), Which dates from the sculpture by modern science.
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And here is the Ramesseum is consistent with the technical level of the time: the statue and temple structures created mainly of soft limestone and do not shine in building delights.
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The same pattern we have seen and the Colossi of Memnon, the age of which is determined by residues located behind them memorial temple. As in the case of the Ramesseum, the quality of this facility, to put it mildly, does not possess the high-tech - Adobe and roughly fitted limestone, that's all the masonry.
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Such incongruous neighborhood can only be explained by the fact that the Pharaohs simply parked their temple complexes of the monuments left over from a much more ancient and advanced civilization.
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From ancient Egyptian statues linked another mystery. We are talking about the eyes, made from pieces of rock crystal, which is inserted, usually in limestone and wooden sculptures. The quality of the lens is so high that the thought of turning and grinding machines come by themselves.
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The eyes of the statue of Pharaoh Horus, like the eyes of a living person, it looks blue, then gray, depending on the angle of illumination and even mimic the capillary structure of the retina! Study by Professor Jay Enoch at the University of Berkeley showed remarkable similarity of these glass casts to the shape and optical properties of real eyes.
egypt, ancient, archeology, technology
egypt, ancient, archeology, technology
egypt, ancient, archeology, technology
American researcher believes that the greatest skill in handling the lenses to Egypt reached about 2500 BC. e. After this remarkable technology as somehow ceases to operate and subsequently forgotten altogether. The only reasonable explanation - quartz blanks models eye Egyptians borrowed from somewhere, and when stocks run low, interrupted and "technology."

It looked like gods?

The ancient Greek historian Diodorus Siculus wrote 'with the words of the Egyptian priests, that death ruled Egypt for less than 5 millennia. Kingdom of men preceded the power of gods and heroes, who ruled an incredible 18,000 years. Ancient Egyptian priest and historian Manetho also begins his list of rulers of Egypt dynasty of gods and demigods.
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If we compare the statements of ancient authors and the facts that we have at the moment, it turns out that there is no technological breakthrough was not. Just from the III millennium BC. e. Egypt began to surface artifacts left over from the first divine dynasties. It is possible that the pharaohs purposefully sought, tried to learn and in the process to adopt the surviving fragments of this heritage.
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On the appearance of genuine creators of ancient masterpieces can tell sculptures daughters of Pharaoh Akhenaten reformer. The first thing that catches your eye - unnaturally elongated shape of the skull , characteristic, by the way, and for other works Amarna period. This phenomenon gave rise to the hypothesis of a congenital disease of the family of Pharaoh. However, no mental disorders in the family of the ruler, which must inevitably cause a similar disease, is not mentioned anywhere.
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If the cops were actually distant descendants of the gods, it is possible that from time to time they might appear "divine" genes. Does not this anatomical feature of the gods associated common custom among the various peoples of deformation of the head?
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Another important and mysterious piece of ancient Egyptian sculpture canon - the absolute symmetry of facial proportions. As you know, in nature there is no symmetrical objects. This rule also applies to the human body. Moreover, experiments have shown that the pictures are composed of strictly symmetrical halves of one and the same person, cause human instinctive rejection.
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Betrays them something unnatural and alien to human nature. But perhaps, in the world, where they came from the gods reigned other natural conditions in which "anomaly" has become the norm?Whatever it was, we should listen carefully to the words of Plutarch: "In the greater blasphemy flows not the one who denies the existence of the gods, and those who recognize them as what are considered their superstitious."
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