The only thing remarkable about this article is how ridiculously
UN-scientific it is. Basically he says these things look hard to make, so
it means the ancient Egyptians must have used secret maching techniques we
did not know they had (like diamond bits). He does not even consult
professional stone masons to ask what is possible or impossible with ancient
tools. Is he even aware that you can make a nearly perfect partial
cylindrical surface by just rubbing two stones together with abrasive
inbetween? The compound curves he keeps mentioning are just multiple
cylindrical surfaces. The Romans made them too.
A reference text "Origin (ation?) of Accurate Surfaces" comes to mind,
written by the guys who make precise granite machine ways up North,
Connecticut or Maine. Also the more recent Complexity theories by
believers who basically state, "The universe is so complicated that I
can't understand it, and even though I haven't asked anybody else
about it, there must therefore be a God." They should all sing the
song below. :)
"Consult! Consult! Consult!
Don't leave anybody out!"
(Mexican Hat Dance)
Copper tools like the Egyptians had are still used to cut hard stone:
Likewise soft brass tubing will drill through hard glass.
It's funny how people who reject (can't comprehend?) modern views are
so gullibly accepting of alternatives. I just read a description of
the mysterious top-secret Nazi/UFO "bell" device and realized that it
was probably a vacuum arc furnace with the voltage increased to
generate powerful X-rays, and peddled as a Death Ray.
There is a special sacred angle slightly more than 26 degrees that
appears in the Pyramids and is claimed to have deep astronomical
significance. It's actually a rise of 1 in a run of 2.
And alabaster is so soft, you can basically whittle it away with a
knife. He makes out like it some incredibly hard rock. It's
chemically the same as gypsum. Needs to go back and take a geology
course. I'm sure a copper tube, sand and water would make short work
of putting a hole in that stuff. And would give those circular marks
he's spasming about. Don't need a diamond-tipped core drill to do
that. Which is why the old-timers used it for architectural
adornments, was cheap and easy to work.