Lost Technologies of Ancient Egypt: Advanced Engineering in the Temples of the Pharaohs

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, Jun 24, 2010 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 400 pages
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A unique study of the engineering and tools used to create Egyptian monuments

• Presents a stone-by-stone analysis of key Egyptian monuments, including the statues of Ramses II and the tunnels of the Serapeum

• Reveals that highly refined tools and mega-machines were used in ancient Egypt

From the pyramids in the north to the temples in the south, ancient artisans left their marks all over Egypt, unique marks that reveal craftsmanship we would be hard pressed to duplicate today. Drawing together the results of more than 30 years of research and nine field study journeys to Egypt, Christopher Dunn presents a stunning stone-by-stone analysis of key Egyptian monuments, including the statue of Ramses II at Luxor and the fallen crowns that lay at its feet. His modern-day engineering expertise provides a unique view into the sophisticated technology used to create these famous monuments in prehistoric times.

Using modern digital photography, computer-aided design software, and metrology instruments, Dunn exposes the extreme precision of these monuments and the type of advanced manufacturing expertise necessary to produce them. His computer analysis of the statues of Ramses II reveals that the left and right sides of the faces are precise mirror images of each other, and his examination of the mysterious underground tunnels of the Serapeum illuminates the finest examples of precision engineering on the planet. Providing never-before-seen evidence in the form of more than 280 photographs, Dunn’s research shows that while absent from the archaeological record, highly refined tools, techniques, and even mega-machines must have been used in ancient Egypt.
 

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From the first page you will be hooked on this truly remarkable book which is technical yet very easy to read. Extremely compelling evidence about the highly technical prowess of ancient egypt. Read full review

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Christopher Dunn has created a masterpiece in his quest to understand the extreme precision and high technology used in stone cutting in ancient Egypt. This book is at times highly technical but it needs to be because so is the subject matter. His book gives glory to the ancient but extremely advanced engineers and stonecutters who created the sculpture and temples of the Nile valley.
Reading Dunn's book will change your understanding of our distant past. At the very least after reading his book you will have to understand that the stories told by Egyptologists are wrong. You will understand that the books written by Egyptologists which are in the libraries around the world are filled with errors, unscientific storytelling presented as fact, and disingenuous information. This book will compel you to come to the realization that virtually everything Egyptologists say about how the temples were made and the stones were cut is incorrect.
If you are interested in breaking away from the myths and fables of Egyptology and want to replace those falsehoods with a truer understanding of the high technology possessed by people in ancient Egypt than you must read this book!
Steven Myers, author of Lost Technologies of the Great Pyamid
 

Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 The Shadows of Luxor
8
Chapter 2 The Shadows of Ramses
40
Chapter 3 The Ramses Challenge
68
Chapter 4 The Shadows of Karnak
93
Chapter 5 The Shadows of the Serapeum
113
Chapter 6 The Shadow of the Sphinx
137
Chapter 7 The Shadows of Denderah
168
Chapter 10 In the Shadow of Egyptian Megamachines
247
Chapter 11 Walking in the Shadow of William F Petrie
290
Chapter 12 Suspending Disbelief
325
Notes
340
Selected Bibliography
346
Index
349
Books of Related Interest
358
Backcover
360

Tools of the Trade
197
Chapter 9 In the Shadow of an Obelisk
205

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About the author (2010)

Christopher Dunn is a manufacturing engineer with 50 years of experience. He has worked primarily in aerospace with an emphasis on precision and laser application. He has published a dozen articles on his theories about ancient technology and is the author of The Giza Power Plant. He lives in Illinois. 

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