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Lost Technologies of Ancient Egypt: Advanced Engineering in the Temples of the Pharaohs by [Dunn, Christopher]
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"Whether you can fully grasp the intricacies of what he says, he makes it very easy to look at ancient monuments with new eyes, and a greater appreciation for the effort involved in creating them." (Michael Gleason, Reviewer, August 2010)

“. . . Chris Dunn, with over 20 years of investigation, possessing unique technical skills, and showing a keen, perceptive eye for detail, has unlocked the door to knowledge that will eventually overturn established thinking about the civilization we call ‘Ancient Egypt’.” (Alan Glassman, New Dawn Magazine, January 2011)

"I never cease to be astonished by Christopher Dunn's knowledge of ancient Egyptian technology. I believe he knows more of it than any man alive." (Colin Wilson, author of Atlantis and the Kingdom of the Neanderthals, June 2010)

“This is an extremely important and original book. Christopher Dunn indisputably demonstrates that the ancient Egyptians were much more technologically advanced than the vast majority of modern Egyptologists, archaeologists, and historians ever dared imagine.” (Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D., author of Voyages of the Pyramid Builders and Pyramid Quest)

“Christopher Dunn makes a stunningly convincing case that the makers of the ancient Egyptian stone monuments and images possessed sophisticated technologies rivaling our own in terms of their precision and capabilities.” (Michael A. Cremo, author of Forbidden Archeology and Human Devolution)

“Christopher Dunn is an expert in his field. He knows a great deal about stone-cutting tools and has spent many years studying the ancient Egyptian monuments, sculptures, and artifacts. His findings are revolutionary. His word carries weight. If he is right, our perception of who the ancient Egyptians were may completely change. Read this book!” (Robert Bauval, author of The Orion Mystery, Message of the Sphinx and The Egypt Code)

“Christopher Dunn’s painstaking work, literally, makes the ‘stones’ of the Egyptian gods speak. He provides profound archaeological evidence that shows an engineering consistency, suggesting an advanced intelligence, which understood the supreme science of sacred geometry. A must-read book for those who wish to understand the advancement of Egyptology in the world of today.” (J. J. Hurtak, Ph.D., author of The Book of Knowledge: the Keys of Enoch)

“Utilizing almost 50 years of professional experience in engineering, manufacturing, tool-making, and space-age precision, Chris Dunn has provided an in-depth analysis of ancient Egyptian statuary, temples, and manufactured artifacts that has never been presented previously. This outstanding book, supremely well researched, amply illustrated, and complete with detailed photographs, will be cited as a major paradigm shift and reference source in the field for many years to come.” (Stephen S. Mehler, M.A., director of research, Great Pyramid of Giza Research Association)

“Admirers of Egyptian art and architecture are most fortunate that Christopher Dunn directs his experienced engineer’s eye toward the Egyptians’ ancient stonework. By noticing the most minute details he reveals sophisticated craftsmanship and immense significance for all areas of Egyptology. Mathematicians will appreciate the amazing three-dimensional geometry made manifest in very hard stone. Dunn points the way for geometers to uncover sharper, more accurate analyses of the proportions of Egyptian design. This book is an important contribution to scientific scholarship by showing how archaeology can firmly rest on a measurable foundation.” (Michael S. Schneider, author of A Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe)

“In this book, Christopher Dunn has brought to the field of Egyptology a new approach, which has been needed for decades. His ability as an engineer and master craftsman has given him the insight to discover ancient technologies and techniques that have been missed by traditional Egyptologists. This book is a paradigm change for the way of thinking about our ancient history and ancestors. I highly recommend this beautiful illustrated book to both academic and alternative researchers and for anyone interested in new ways of thinking about our ancient past.” (John DeSalvo, Ph.D., author of The Lost Art of Enochian Magic and director of the Great Pyramid of G)

“As with Newton and the apple, Chris Dunn got a vision when visiting Egypt. His engineering background allowed him to unleash incredible facts, and thanks to this highly detailed book, we can now share the same marvels.” (Alain Hubrecht, architect, writer, professor, and founder of the Association Transpersonnelle Belge)

“If you want to see the precise high technologies ancient Egyptians really had, read this book. It is a serious donation to Egyptian legacy and an opus for the future of this planet.” (Antoine Gigal, author, researcher, and president of Giza for Humanity)

“I believe, as Chris Dunn superbly details in this book, that ancient Egyptian sculptors and architects were so precise and their works so monumental that they must have used sophisticated technology, probably hidden in their time and now lost to ours.” (Mike Leckie, stone sculptor)

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ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS / EGYPT "This is an extremely important and original book. Christopher Dunn indisputably demonstrates that the ancient Egyptians were much more technologically advanced than the vast majority of modern Egyptologists, archaeologists, and historians ever dared imagine." --Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D., author of Voyages of the Pyramid Builders and Pyramid Quest "Christopher Dunn makes a stunningly convincing case that the makers of the ancient Egyptian stone monuments and images possessed sophisticated technologies rivaling our own in terms of their precision and capabilities." --Michael A. Cremo, author of Forbidden Archeology and Human Devolution 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 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 many 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 megamachines must have been used in ancient Egypt. 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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6156 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Bear & Company (24 Jun. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00462RVGO
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
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This is another masterly, concise and highly technical book by this author in this subject. If anyone purchased this book expecting glossy tourist pictures and pharaonic tales, they got the wrong book. If you want facts, figures and examples on which to base your our decisions, this is the book for you. No where are you served dogma or demeaning explanations of how the pyramids and temples were built, instead using copious explanations both pro and anti in the true scientific method, Mr Dunn reveals the latest news and findings. And the truth being the truth is goes where it must, and those who want the truth will open their minds to accept it.

It is a heavy tome, large format paperback of some 339 pages, with additional notes, index and bibliography.

To give weight to his findings, Mr Dunn has testimonials as to his credentials, his character and his experience.

To initiate anyone new to this subject, it may have been easier if the explanations in Chapter 10 about the possibility of the use of machines had actually started the book, after which all the evidence and explanations then followed. Indeed, it is not until page 287 that Mr Dunn shows what the pyramid block cutting machine could look like; I had myself queried these pits, and was able to examine my own photos to gain further knowledge about them.

Whilst Mr Dunn details the machining marks on the black basalt pavement shown on page 263, no one seems to have noticed that this perfectly flat pavement is fitted over extremely uneven bedrock, as if it was asphalt!

All in all, it was an enjoyable and gripping read, and I consider the purchase price well worth the money and will happily wait for Mr Dunn's next book.
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I came across "Lost Technologies of Ancient Egypt" in a review of a history on Egypt I had recently read.

With a 21st Century Engineers eye for detail and through careful analysis of a number of Ancient Egyptian monuments (pyramids, temples, obelisks and statutes), Christopher Dunn asserts that sophisticated tools were used in their construction. Not the simple wood, stone and copper tools normally described in the history books. Basically nothing in the historical record explains the precision, finish and evidence of machining which are hallmarks of this ancient architecture.

An excellent book backed up by plenty of engineering research and analysis, which challenges traditional ideas on Ancient Egyptian construction. For me the only thing missing from this book would be the identification of the sophisticated tools which the author asserts were used!
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Interesting eye opening observations, well worth a read for the seemingly obvious machined stone from ancient Egypt.
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One cannot express one's admiration for Chris Dunn too highly. He is clear, concise, logical, with a professional attitude to the subject. He does not in any way pretend to be an expert (though he IS in his own field) and does not denigrate the conclusions of others, however flawed. He merely confines himself to the facts. And the facts speak for themselves. Is it not now becoming apparent even to the most stubborn supporter of orthodox Academic Assumption that much of the "ancient Egypt" that is visible to the average tourist has been dated merely by unscientific assumption? The same goes for relics in other parts of the world. Stone is undatable, period. Wander around Pompeii, and observe grafitti left by tourists (some of them very well executed)- would anyone therefore assume that these people were responsible in some way for the architecture? WAS the statue, or rather were the statues of Rameses REALLY of that Pharaoh, or were they merely abrogated at a later, much later, date? If not, can orthodox wisdom tell us HOW they were executed? No. The relics of a former civilisation are there to be seen, in South America, Egypt, Cambodia, Malta,Easter Island etc etc. Chris Dunn is the first person after Flinders Petrie to give us real pause for intelligent and meaningful appraisal of the true significance of these wonderful things, and he is to be congratulated. A fantastic book - and as a sculptor myself it has taught me a great deal.
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Once again the author brings his professional approach to the fore in trying to fathom the mysteries of Ancient Egypt. In my opinion he makes an excellent case for the use of precision machining by the builders of the Pyramids and other massive structures. Surely copper tools cannot be the explanation, especially on granite. Mr Dunn goes into depth and at all times remains as objective and analytical as possible. His book is well illustrated and not unduly hard reading. It`s an excellent companion to "Giza Power Plant", and unbelievable as it may seem, the ancient builders appear to have been in possession of advanced techniques on a par with the modern world. The next question must now be, who were these people? How did they suddenly progress from ploughing the fields around the Nile Delta to creating such fantastic structures? This is another mystery, another story. There are a number of modern authors who are breaking new ground in trying to find an answer. It`s a fascinating scenario, stimulating and sometimes controversial. The "orthodox" explanations are being made to look increasingly inadequate, and maybe there will be new discoveries around the corner - all very exciting - watch this space!
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