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Possible yes, of course. But probably even you have to smirk at the idea of a dozen bulls walking around drilling.
This all sounds like "Well, because they couldnt have possibly had modern technology back then, we´ll have to find another explanation".
Originally posted by Skyfloating
Its my opinion that the Sphinx AND the Pyramids are both pre-flood. This is not the mainstream theory of course.
This astronomical conjunction, which only occurs in c. 10,500 BC, does not, of course, mean that the monuments themselves were constructed in that remote epoch. What it does is suggest that the ancient pyramid builders of Giza wanted to define the 'beginning' and the cosmic order of the world in a grandiose architectural symbolic plan. It also adds more cogency to the argument that the ancient Egyptians not only observed and recorded the stars over vast periods of time, but that they were well-aware of the effects of Precession.
Until late in 1993, it was generally believed that no artefacts or relics of any kind were found inside the Giza pyramids that might be contemporary with the construction of the monuments.
We will all recall that in March 1993 the German Engineer, Rudolf Gantenbrink, explored the shafts of the Queen's Chamber in the Great Pyramid using a miniature robot fitted with a video camera. He was astonished to find that the northern shaft had been probed (probably by the Dixons) with a metal rod (assembled in sections by metal sleeves), the remains of which could be still seen in the shaft.
Originally posted by Rumrunner
Here's a good video to watch called 'Land of Osiris Egypt Documentary'.
Now answer me this, how did the Egyptians do it with copper tools, wooden sledges, and boats?
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
reply to post by Harte
Carbon dating assumed a relatively static system. One where current radiation, heat, light, and who knows what other energies which we have yet to detect, remain the same throughout our history.
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexanI would say carbon-14 dating is analgous to the leaps of faith observed in religion and fringe lunacy. The only difference being that its' acceptance is institutionalized.
Originally posted by KilgoreTrout
I am sure you have read this before, but for rapidity page 5 is most pertinent.
The point that I think this thread is making very well is that we don't know and therefore it is open to debate. We cannot judge the Egyptians by modern standards and every theory is viable until proven otherwise and, some theories simply cannot be disproven. These structures represent enormous fetes and as yet no one has explained them, if the truth is not known why wouldn't the 'academic establishment' wish every avenue to be explored. Why is Hawass so exclusive? Incidently who does Hawass report to...is it the Egyptian government or does he have independence???
Since Egypt is one of the strictest islamic countries in the world,
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
Hardly. The government is harsh, but it's not Islamic in nature - in fact is frequently cracks down on those who want an Islamic government. The government is also extremely big on Egyptology (for understandable reasons). Dude, really... if you don't even know basics about modern Egypt...
Alternative Egyptology is predicated on acceptance of the concept of Cyclical History -- the belief that technology, government and other aspects of society do not move inexorably forward. Cyclical History assumes that society is fundamentally unstable and that some aspects of history will tend to repeat themselves, and that knowledge has been lost almost as often as it has been gained, over the course of human development.
Egyptologists acknowledge unsolved problems in Egyptology. Some artifacts have been found that appear to use or require 19th or 20th century technology. The precision in apparently machining the granite of the "sarcophagus" in the Great Pyramid exceeds many method available today. Alternative Egyptology emerged initially from alternative explanations of this evidence of ancient technology.
Alternative theorists note that there is little physical evidence that the pyramids were used as tombs. The great Pharaohs were entombed in the Valley of the Kings and not in the pyramids. The granite box in the Great Pyramid that traditional Egyptology refers to as a sarcophagus bears little resemblance to the sarcophaguses in the Valley of the Kings. Christopher Dunn's theories, presented in The Giza Power Plant, suggest that the Great Pyramid was designed to collect and focus energy and convert it to microwaves. It does not go as far as to suggest a final use for the collected and converted power. Dunn gained increased recognition when he made what seems to have been the most accurate prediction of what was found beyond Gantenbrink's Door.
Another important common observation in Alternative Egyptology regards problems with dating. Dr. Robert M. Schoch's work in dating construction of the Sphynx by considering the weathering of the stone in relationship to ancient climatic changes suggests construction dates significantly older than those understood by Egyptologists. Alternative Egyptology theorists conclude either that there was a previous civilization in Egypt that created certain key artifacts, or that Ancient Egypt as we know it was the successor to an even more ancient civilization.
Originally posted by Hanslune
Oh and good luck in finding traces of a "machine based" stone cutting industry, after 200 plus years of intensive archaeology, centuries of looting and overwhelming fringe desire to find it - nothing so far. Oh by the way here is a question. If they had "advanced machining", why doesn't there weaponry reflect this? You guys are realling showing unfortunate disrespect for the skills and determination of the Egyptian stone workers.
Originally posted by Hanslune
It would seem the ancient Greeks cut parrallel grooves four miles long...in granite....I guess they had advanced machines too! LOL
Originally posted by Skyfloating
Dr. Zahi Hawass and the Extraterrestrials
In the early 1990s, A. Bayuk, a chiropractic from Connecticut, began “channelling extraterrestrials”. According to him and the people who started gathering at these channelling sessions, he would go into a state of trance and channel a group of extraterrestrials or an extraterrestrial entity by the name of “Elan” from a “human-grey hybrid race”. In these sessions he would talk mostly about personal empowerment, UFOs, earth changes…and also about the Egyptian Pyramids. In comparison to the overall “self-empowerment” market, the channelled material was judged by many to be of rather high quality – an evaluation I myself would agree with after having listened to dozens of taped transcripts of the sessions.