Ancient vs New: Old Technology Of The Egyptians
Did ancestors of the old world have architectural technology
With technology, the keywords that get us animated are ususally 'latest' 'hottest' and 'most recent'. The old gadget instantly replaced by a brand spanking new one. Tired tools go out as cutting edge machinery is brought in. But what if exciting evidence showed that the most thrilling equipment to be discovered was 'old' technology. In fact, ancient.
Creators of some of the Wonders of the World, Egyptians have been credited for the most astounding feats of ancient buildings. Conventional theories believe that the art, agricultural methods, religious ideals and indeed the architecture of archaic times began in the era of Dynastic Egypt. But findings and studies by Brian Foerster, amongst others, aim to support the ideas of the Khemitology movement.
Khemitologists believe the amazing builds, such as the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx, date back even further than Egyptian times. Evidence of Egyptian tools show them mainly to be of bronze and copper made, which could only cut through material of similar hardness.
The sites of the Pyramids and Sphinx show surprising evidence that back up the Khemit claims, built in a mixture of stones with varying hardness. From the low grade limestone to more precious and stronger rose granite, alabaster and balsalt, cuts in the rocks suggest circular saws and equipment similar to diamond cutting tools.
These kind of findings remind us that next time we take for granted that technology is a modern creation and the best there is, remember that the Pyramids were built on Ancient technology. History really is the place to look to see what we can achieve with limited resources.