posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 05:08 PM
reply to post by kidflash2008
If this is in regards to how they lite dark places yet left no soot. They did so by several tricks.
The easiest was to use low soot oil, olive oil that was strained several times was good and there were other more costly seed oils (castor) which
burns with little soot, which the Egyptians had. Another way was to cover the ceiling with a thin layer of cloth. The soot would stick to that and
could be removed. For cheaper construction sites you'd just cover the ceiling with mud, then remove it with the soot when you are finished.
Low oxgyen? Stirring the atmosphere or retain holes in the structure until the painting was done. (this is an alternative explanation of some of the
unaccounted for shafts in the larger pyramids). I suspect that the AE would have found the physical effects of low oxgyen an aspect they considered
[edit on 30/3/09 by Hanslune]