posted on Aug, 16 2009 @ 11:24 AM
reply to post by Kandinsky
It's a nondescript item, weighing almost 4 tons and poorly made.
I disagree quite strongly here.
In fact, the 'sarcophagus' is a staggering engineering feat in an of itself considering the time in which it was built.
It is presumbed to have been hollowed with tubular drills, yet none have been found.
It's internal volume is exactly HALF the external volume and it is exactly one inch too wide to fit through the door into the chamber. Maybe of some
interest to some folks, the length of the interior measures 6'6.6".
In order to cut the granite from the quary, it is presumed that a long saw of at least 8' in length was required. Bronze would have been the metal
with inserted 'cutting points' of a harder jewel.
Of which there aren't any any where near Egypt.
PS- What the Sarcophagus shows is that way back in the day, 4,500 years ago, the neo-historic civilization had devoloped a way of cutting, with ease,
some of the hardest stones on the planet. Look at the Diorite bowls Petrie found with engraved heiroglyphs on them. Diorite is harder than iron. Yet
they were able to engrave lines that were only 1/150th of an inch wide in them. As if it were a needle of incredible strength.
[edit on 16-8-2009 by JayinAR]