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Various experimental studies and analysis of the quarries at Aswan suggest that the actual process of extraction in pharaonic times involved the excavation of opencast quarries, by means of hammerstones, gradually removing the desired stone from the surface and working downward. Once the chosen area of rock had been roughly evened out it was probably strewn with glowing charcoal embers and then cold water was quickly poured over, so that the surface of the stone disintegrated at this point, making the block easier to extract. The edges of the desired block were then traced out and the side faces cut down to the necessary depth. For smoothing the faces, an abrasive powder of crushed quartzite was used, with grains that were sharp-edged unlike the rounded ones of desert sand.
Originally posted by MountainLaurel
reply to post by SteelToe
Having seen examples of tree roots and water eroding rocky mountain sides I guess I can see your point of how the methods you suggest might have worked, but once the rocks were even split, how would you explain the precision stone work, chisals?
Originally posted by bottleslingguy
reply to post by Xtrozero
I follow the Sitchin school pretty much as far as where we came from and why don't we have a niche nor do we fit in naturally on this planet,
Originally posted by bottleslingguy
reply to post by Xtrozero
I follow the Sitchin school pretty much as far as where we came from and why don't we have a niche nor do we fit in naturally on this planet, why can't we get away from technology type questions
it explains everything very simply and explains our seemingly inherent drive towards being a more technologically dependent species. a biologically genetic memory towards technological dependence? think how much they have to depend on technology, isn't that where we're .ed? I would prefer THEIR technology over ours at the present time. I'm not against technology, I'm against dirty technology that pollutes the environment such as oil or coal.
I have no agenda other than ultimately supporting anything (except murder) that leads to clean, free energy. If we got rid of our current forms of energy production the world's economy would survive due to the influx of products using this new source of free, ubiquitous energy that everyone could benefit from and we could provide food, clean water, education, etc. to everyone around the world almost overnight.
I don't have a problem with us being the red .ed stepchild of the Anunnaki. So far, they show great compassion and encouragement for us either directly or indirectly. I have great respect for our species and would have no problem shaking hands with one of the Nephilim and looking him/her in the eye as an honest person. And then I would have no problem keeling to their greatness what with that UFO hovering behind them!!!edit on 26-3-2012 by bottleslingguy because: (no reason given)
The Nile Valley of Egypt was basically uninhabitable until the work of clearing and irrigating the land along the banks of the river was started. However it appears that this clearance and irrigation was largely under way by about 6000 BC. By that time, society in the Nile Valley was already engaged in organized agriculture and the construction of large buildings in the Nile Valley
The Archaic or Early Dynastic Period of Egypt immediately follows the unification of Lower and Upper Egypt c. 3100 BC. It is generally taken to include the First and Second Dynasties, lasting from the Protodynastic Period of Egypt until about 2686 BC, or the beginning of the Old Kingdom
Technology in Dynastic Egypt
Significant advances in ancient Egypt during the dynastic period include astronomy, mathematics, and medicine. Their geometry was a necessary outgrowth of surveying to preserve the layout and ownership of farmland, which was flooded annually by the Nile river. The 3,4,5 right triangle and other rules of thumb served to represent rectilinear structures, and the post and lintel architecture of Egypt. Egypt also was a center of alchemy research for much of the western world.
Paper and writing
A section of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, which is written and drawn on papyrus
The word paper comes from the Greek term for the ancient Egyptian writing material called papyrus, which was formed from beaten strips of papyrus plants. Papyrus was produced as early as 3000 BC in Egypt, and sold to ancient Greece and Rome.
In Hellenistic Egypt, lighthouse technology was developed, the most famous example being the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Alexandria was a port for the ships that traded the goods manufactured in Egypt or imported into Egypt.
Navigation and ship building
The Ancient Egyptians had knowledge to some extent of sail construction. This is governed by the science of aerodynamics.
Irrigation and agriculture
Irrigation as the artificial application of water to the soil was used to some extent in Ancient Egypt, a hydraulic civilization (which entail hydraulic engineering)
Egyptian knowledge of glassmaking was advanced. The earliest known glass beads from Egypt were made during the New Kingdom around 1500 BC and were produced in a variety of colors.
Mummification of the dead
[in my best James the English butler tone] One doesn't use carbon dating on rocks, SIR
Oh no a creationist, well all rational discussion ends, lol, Sorry dudette no deluge, lots of stuff survived from earlier times besides rocks
I must respectfully disagree, we must root out as much knowledge that we can of the past
Originally posted by FreedomCommander
reply to post by Hanslune
I only said artifacts, not fossils and stone-based items. The deluge just put things a lot deeper, so dating could be off by some time. and correction, I'm a dude.
But what you say, root out as much knowledge that we can from the past, you are only to take what you need, not what you want. Also from the sound of it, you want the weapons too?
sure, take the weapons, the battleships, and the whole bundle and massacre the Earth till nothing is left. They were on the brink, until an event happened that changed that and the knowledge of the warmachines and the mass shedding of blood was lost in that event. Thank God for that event.
And to add another artifact that survived is one that is 17000 miles long located in south America. Name: The granite roads of South America. and not one chip can be made on it. Not even the most advance drill we have cold do such a work.
either dug up the road completely in some areas, or allowed it to deteriorate and fall into ruin under iron-clad horses' hooves, or the metal wheels of ox-carts
Originally posted by Hanslune
General comment to those interested in Inca and earlier masony
This is a tricky question, especially for those championing advanced human and alien technology
How did the Inca and their predecessors build roofs? Did they have fancy super advanced roofs ...... or what?