1.2 – The Evidence (4.20.10)

MEGALITHIC CONSTRUCTION [3e]

In today’s largest construction sites and quarries, huge mega-machines are used to dig, cut, and lift stones. These man-made creatures dwarf their creators and perform the work of thousands of men using modern hydraulic technologies. Without such equipment, builders could never construct modern skyscrapers. Yet, thousands of years ago, ancient civilizations were accomplishing the same work while constructing their monuments and temples using massive stones. These enormous blocks – many weighing in excess of 100 tons – would be a challenge even for today’s engineers. Yet, thousands of years ago, people cut them out of solid rock, transported them for miles, and then lifted them precisely into place. But how? Did they cut these massive stone blocks with hammers, chisels, and copper wire, as mainstream archaeologists suggest? Could they have lifted and transported them without a pulley system or the wheel? Or did ancient civilizations possess advanced technologies that have since been lost to science?

“At Giza, you just don’t have the pyramids. Linked to the pyramids are what Egyptologists call valley temples. It doesn’t take a rocket engineer that when you go there, there’s something not quite right here. Whereas the pyramids are built with blocks of two to three tons, these temples, which are minute compared to the pyramids, are built with blocks of 100 tons and some of them 200 tons. Let me tell you what a 100-ton block is. If you take a 100 family cars and you squeeze them together, you get one of these blocks. First of all, let alone how they move these blocks is why would they want to use 100-ton blocks? It simply doesn’t make sense.”

– Robert Bauval (Egyptologist),
(Author, The Egypt Code),
(Author, Secret Chamber Revisited),
(Co-Author, Black Genesis)

“There’s no reason for them to want to build out of granite blocks the size of a semi-truck. It’s like, ‘Okay, let’s do something, but let’s do it as difficult as we could possibly do it.’

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“The reason why I am convinced that sophisticated technology was utilized in these ancient rocks is because, if we go to a stone quarry today and look at the scope of machinery required to accomplish similar things, those machines are huge.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

Subscribers to Ancient Alien Theory do not believe extraterrestrials built these amazing monuments, but instead provided some type of technological know-how or tools to our ancestors. Engineering expert Chris Dunn has spent several decades researching the construction tools used by the ancient Egyptians.

“We’re normally taught by Egyptologists, that the ancient Egyptians had simple tools. They went to work every day using stone balls, copper chisels or copper tube and sand to grind holes in diorite and granite, extremely hard rock. And what I have actually gathered over the years is information that seems to actually argue against that notion that they had simple tools.”

– Christopher Dunn (Engineer),
(Author, Lost Technologies of Ancient Egypt)

In Egypt, Dunn was able to examine ancient sites firsthand. What he found has proved to be both revolutionary and controversial.

“If you look at the Giza Plateau and all the stones that they actually placed in the Great Pyramid and the Khafre Pyramid and Menkaura’s Pyramid, two and half million blocks of stone in the Great Pyramid alone. They had to have had some efficient means of cutting them to size and putting them into place. They had to have somebody on site who is saying, ‘Okay, I need a block this size,’ and then getting a block to them that size stat, like immediately.”

– Christopher Dunn (Engineer),
(Author, Lost Technologies of Ancient Egypt)

While searching several miles north of Giza, at Abu Rawash, Dunn stumbled upon a clue when he spotted a granite block containing a deep cut.

“When I first saw it, I just didn’t know what to make of it. And it was only after puzzling over it for days, and sometimes waking up at 3:00 in the morning scratching my head and thinking, well, how did they make this cut? And finally, to realize that the only way that they could have actually cut that thing was with a saw that was 35 feet in diameter.”

– Christopher Dunn (Engineer),
(Author, Lost Technologies of Ancient Egypt)

The idea that ancient Egyptians used giant saws, provoked much resistance from mainstream archaeologists. Dunn, however, was convinced.

“As an ex-machinist I look for tool marks. I look for them everywhere I go. And I could be accused of, well, you know, if you’re going to look for something, you’re probably going to find it because you’re looking at it through a certain filter. Accepted, I agree. But the question is, why is it there? Clearly, to me, that is a machine mark. But there were no machines back then. So, what do I do? I just go looking for more machine marks. And they’re all over the place. You find them on statues. You find them particularly in the Luxor Museum. There seems to be an impression on the side of Amon’s buttock where it meets the bench, where there is an undercut. It was a slip of a tool. And therefore, it must have been a tool that was quite efficient.”

– Christopher Dunn (Engineer),
(Author, Lost Technologies of Ancient Egypt)

Dunn also believes that the large depressions in the ground at Giza are not boat pits as is claimed by mainstream archaeologists, but were actually used to hold the 35-foot saws.

“I speculate that they were actually saw pits. The saws were mounted in these pits, and that they ran the blocks through the saw before they put them in the Great Pyramid.”

– Christopher Dunn (Engineer),
(Author, Lost Technologies of Ancient Egypt)

Another mystery involves how mega-stones were lifted up and placed into a precise position.

“What you find in modern construction is that to build big buildings, you need to build big instruments which help build these big buildings. And that is something which archaeology has never addressed.”

Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

The three largest man-made stones in the world are found in the Temple of Jupiter at Baalbek in Lebanon. Each weighs an estimated 1,000-tons – or two million pounds. A nearby quarry contains an even bigger stone, known as the Stone of the Pregnant Woman. This giant rectangular block weighs an incredible 1,200-tons. To move it today would take the strength of 21 heavy-lift cranes.

“Being in the construction industry, if a certain project is being constructed somewhere, particularly in mountainous areas, how would we carry this machinery, these cranes, and all that? They are so heavy that it’s virtually impossible to take them to the site.”

Peter Palutikof (Architect)

“This stone came off a project in Palm Springs, where they had one of the largest excavators they could rent. They had trouble loading it into the truck. It’s well in excess of five tons – 10,000 pounds – small in megalithic terms, but basically what we can handle with modern machinery.”

Roger Hopkins (Stone Sculptor)

“We’re supposed to accept that the people who built the pyramids did not have the wheel, did not have the pulley, did not have iron. In fact, they had nothing but brutal manpower and pieces of strings. The complex does not fit the evidence.”

– Robert Bauval (Egyptologist),
(Author, The Egypt Code),
(Author, Secret Chamber Revisited),
(Co-Author, Black Genesis)

“I’ve done pulling operations in upper Egypt. Thousands of people involved in the various stages of the project, moving very fragile pieces of stone that weigh hundreds, if not thousands, of tons. Yes, you can use ropes, but you’re going to have to use other mechanical advantages.”

Roger Hopkins (Stone Sculptor)

But if ancient civilizations did not possess modern mechanical equipment, how did they move and lift mega-ton stones? Some believe they were given a technical advantage from extraterrestrial visitors.

“You’ve got to ask yourself, why would they try and do something that seems so incredibly difficult? The answer to why they would do that has to be that it somehow wasn’t so difficult for them. It was easy.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“There exists one very concise description of how these massive stones were transported from the quarry to the building site. The master builders had the capability of putting some type of a white substance – paper-like substance onto the stones and they rode on it, and then they basically gave the stone block a push and it moved by six feet as if by magic. Now did that thing really move by magic? No, some technology was used.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

“That is part of the solution. In order to really move massive amounts of stone like that, they would have had to have been levitated – somehow made weightless – and then just moved through the air by some kind of device, perhaps even a handheld kind of device, like some beam weapon.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Ancient man’s method of moving large blocks is only one mystery. Another surrounds the techniques of their stonemasons. How did prehistoric civilizations cut such intricately designed patterns in solid granite?

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