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Technology entrenched in ancient Egypt?
on 16 August 2010
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.