Lost Technologies of Ancient Egypt: Advanced Engineering in by Christopher Dunn

By Christopher Dunn

Utilizing smooth electronic images, computer-aided layout software program, and metrology tools, engineer Christopher Dunn finds the extraordinary precision at paintings within the monuments of historic Egypt. for instance, within the statue of Ramses II at Luxor the left and correct aspects of the faces are special reflect photos of one another, and the mysterious underground tunnels of the Serapeum are the best examples of precision engineering in the world, historical or sleek. supplying proof in additional than 280 photos, Dunn's learn exhibits that whereas absent from the archaeological checklist, hugely subtle instruments, concepts, or even mega-machines should have been utilized in old Egypt.

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Art does not require the degree of exactitude found in these crowns to convey a message or evoke an emotion. Art, in general, is thought of—and usually is—outside of architecture. , the logical, disciplined application of precise geometry and mathematics). To understand this, we can look at a modern artifact that was created by modern tools to represent Ramses and that finds its way into the homes of those who have traveled to Egypt or who shop online for Egyptian iconic statues. 18 shows a statue that is obviously the work of a sculptor.

Generally, the tour operator takes you to Luxor at a time when it is the most visually stimulating: at night, when the temple is lit up with carefully designed and directed lighting. When you walk among the massive columns that reach to the sky like giant redwoods, the chattering of numerous tour guides fades as the power of the temple imposes its own majesty and voice onto your consciousness. This effect became more meaningful to me later, as my interest peaked and I began to learn more about the symbolic and philosophical interpretations that the temple has evoked from the hearts and minds of other researchers.

A casual visitor cannot recognize this. How could they? It may take some time spent in a manufacturing plant to learn that there are different skill levels and knowledge associated with those skills. Outside of manufacturing, precision has a different meaning. We may appreciate the precision of our cars and cell phones, though we are oblivious to the technologies that are employed in their creation. As products have flowed out of manufacturing plants to consumers these past fifty years, they have transformed the world.

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