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Old 06-17-2017, 04:38 PM   #1
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Archeology: Did Ancient Egypt have Electricity?


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There are several proves of amazing technologies of Ancient Egypt. This is really mysterious, and it is likely possible that Ancient Egypt had very advanced technologies. Even more?

Shocking documentary about ancient egypt and civilizations:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSRj0zr7tSk

Would it be possible that Ancient Egypt had electricity?
 
Old 06-17-2017, 04:46 PM   #2
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they figured out how to make beer so that's pretty good for old guys.
 
Old 06-17-2017, 06:26 PM   #3
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Only a time machine knows for sure. But then. They pulled a B.C. computer out of the water.
 
Old 06-17-2017, 08:47 PM   #4
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Highly unlikely.

The practice of attributing all kinds of weird stuff to Ancient Egypt is based primarily on the lack of knowledge of Mediterranean civilization prior to 1000 years B. C. There was a vibrant culture in that area from the Greek Peninsula through what is now the Middle East to Egypt, with a lively system of trade and cultural interchange.

About 1000 B. C. or so, there was a generalized collapse of the economy and of many of the kingdoms followed by a "dark age" that lasted about five hundred years, until the emergence of Greek and Roman civilizations. Here's the Wikipedia article. A web search for "Bronze Age Collapse" will turn up many more links. During that period, many records and even more memories were lost. The historical basis of the Iliad and the Odyssey are believed to have occurred before that crash, to be embellished and transmitted verbally until they were written down centuries later.

(I know of this from reading the introductory material to Samuel Butler's translations of the Iliad and the Oddyssey, which are excellent and far more accessible than most other translations I have encountered, by the way.)

The void of knowledge about that period has become a pitcher into which many strange and bizarre notions have been poured.

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Old 06-17-2017, 09:34 PM   #5
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Yeah, but when you figure in other cultures. Pyramids were more than just monuments.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/...-new-mysteries

Like I said. Only a time machine knows for sure.
 
Old 06-17-2017, 10:08 PM   #6
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I think it is within the realm of possibility that the reason for pyramids across cultures is that pyramids are easy to build if you have enough slaves--there's nothing all that challenging about placing a smaller thing on a bigger thing.

I do not want to seem quarrelsome, but I really do think that Occam's Razor applies not only here, but generally.
 
Old 06-17-2017, 10:11 PM   #7
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I'm sure the Egyptians had electricity....What do you think lighting is?
 
Old 06-17-2017, 10:23 PM   #8
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What do you think lighting is?
But did they know what it was?

Oh, and thanks. Levity was to be desired.
 
Old 06-17-2017, 11:39 PM   #9
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Actually I think electricity was discovered MUCH earlier than the Egyptians around 20,000 BC by Oook's wife when she shuffled across a bear rug on the cave floor with her "Bunny Slippers" on.

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Old 06-18-2017, 10:52 AM   #10
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Archeologists have found what could be electric batteries from ancient Mesopotamia:
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ci..._hitech02a.htm
The arguments are (1) similar batteries were being used there in the 19th century and (2) if the pots weren't batteries, what else could one do with them?

The reference to an aluminium artifact from China on that web-page is wrong, though. It does exist, but you can prepare aluminium by chemical reactions rather than electricity. The process is very expensive: before the electrolytic method was discovered, aluminium was more expensive than gold, and Napoleon III used aluminium dinner plates!
 
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Archeologists have found what could be electric batteries from ancient Mesopotamia:
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ci..._hitech02a.htm
The arguments are (1) similar batteries were being used there in the 19th century and (2) if the pots weren't batteries, what else could one do with them?

The reference to an aluminium artifact from China on that web-page is wrong, though. It does exist, but you can prepare aluminium by chemical reactions rather than electricity. The process is very expensive: before the electrolytic method was discovered, aluminium was more expensive than gold, and Napoleon III used aluminium dinner plates!
Don't you think that africa, peru, egypt,... were a single land at that time. It would allow the theory of transportation on long distances of materials and substances.

- On Batteries, I would say that there is prove about it, clearly. What were they doing with it. by the way, were they for ships use, or they had some other way of making electricity? what about theory about ships?
 
Old 06-18-2017, 01:25 PM   #12
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I love this topic. Yes, there is plenty of proof that man had advanced technology thousands of years ago. I take all those polygonal megalithic walls in Peru as unassailable proof.

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There are several proves of amazing technologies of Ancient Egypt. This is really mysterious, and it is likely possible that Ancient Egypt had very advanced technologies.
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Would it be possible that Ancient Egypt had electricity?
The book "The Giza Power Plant : Technologies of Ancient Egypt" has been on my list to read for a while, though I haven't gotten to it yet.

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... pyramids are easy to build if you have enough slaves--there's nothing all that challenging about placing a smaller thing on a bigger thing.
Some people, even civil engineers, believe that the Giza Pyramids couldn't be duplicated even with today's best technology. I agree with Occam's Razor, but it requires the simplest possible solution and that's probably not slaves with ropes.
 
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I love this topic. Yes, there is plenty of proof that man had advanced technology thousands of years ago. I take all those polygonal megalithic walls in Peru as unassailable proof.



The book "The Giza Power Plant : Technologies of Ancient Egypt" has been on my list to read for a while, though I haven't gotten to it yet.



Some people, even civil engineers, believe that the Giza Pyramids couldn't be duplicated even with today's best technology. I agree with Occam's Razor, but it requires the simplest possible solution and that's probably not slaves with ropes.
It is indeed out of mind, what kind of technologies they had.

What do you think about the unrealistic theory of aliens or semi-gods? - it cannot be, right?
 
Old 06-18-2017, 01:39 PM   #14
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I seen the pyramids, I went inside one of the pyramids. I seen the Great Sphinx of Giza too.
 
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It is indeed out of mind, what kind of technologies they had.

What do you think about the unrealistic theory of aliens or semi-gods? - it cannot be, right?
if one holds the beliefs of God and the fallen angles that gave out knowledge to the humans on how to do things then one can put the pieces of that puzzle together rather easily.
 
  


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