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Did we really find artifacts of ancient technology?

  1. daskittlez69 profile image79
    daskittlez69posted 4 years ago

    In your opinion, how is it possible that clay pot batteries still containing the electrodes from the Iraqi desert dated at 2500 B.C., the flyable model airplane from a pyramid tomb, the sophisticated machining of stone requiring the most advanced techniques we know today, the 1000 ton precision cut blocks of stone in a temple foundation that we could not even handle, an ancient relief frieze from an Abydos temple depicting rockets, airplanes and even a helicopter, etc. were found?  Do you think it is b.s.?  It came from an advanced tribe of humans that died out or left the planet, it came from extraterrestrials, it came from the old Gods?  And why?

    1. Nouveau Skeptic profile image77
      Nouveau Skepticposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The battery technology seems to be real and is interesting but within the realms of human invention from a time where people had brains just the same as ours.

      The "flyable model airplane" is a bit of a stretch and not that impressive when you look at it.

      Stone cutting is done the same now as in ancient times, really--just with better tools.  Impressive but not super-human.

      The pictures do not seem to me to be of modern tech.  That is just how our modern eyes see something that was drawn to resembled thrones, birds etc.

      So, yes, I think the ancient alien theory is BS.  And pretty patronizing on the assumption that "primitive people" (especially non-white people) couldn't do really cool stuff like create large buildings without help from some higher power.

      1. Disappearinghead profile image88
        Disappearingheadposted 4 years ago in reply to this


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      JaxsonRaineposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Humans have constantly had breakthroughs in various areas. Smaller cultures would often develop innovations, but only in a small range, and could lose everything they had gained more easily than we could today.

      The batteries are cool, but they aren't even necessarily batteries. We can show that they might have been used as such, but their potential application would have been, basically, nothing.

      The model airplane from a tomb, isn't actually flyable. I assume you are referencing the Saqqara Bird. Recently a larger model of the bird was made, and it couldn't obtain a glide path, the aerodynamics are simply wrong.

      Some stone things are cool. Precision, interior cuts in the Americas, and giant stones in Africa. Like I said before, some ancient civilizations have come up with ways of doing things that we haven't necessarily thought of, but their advancements were generally limited to an extremely narrow range of technology.

      The Abydos Helicopter, from what I can tell, has been clearly identified as a palimpsest. Basically, there was one message, which was plastered over and a new message was carved out. When the plaster fell out, you end up with two sets of hieroglyphs which exist on the same stone.

      This image:

      http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/egipt … bydos2.gif

      shows the two sets of hieroglyphs. A is the combined set, B is the first set, and C is the second set. Almost all of the hieroglyphs from both sets have been independently verified.

  2. Druid Dude profile image60
    Druid Dudeposted 4 years ago

    Actually, the stones that have been cut at Pumu Puku have an extremely high degree of precision with inside cuts of a very high order. Also, stone cutting is NOT done the way it was. There are several old methods which rival modern tech. The center stone atthe site of the Temple of Herod contains a single stone that weighs somewhere in the neighorhood of 400-500 tons. A chore for any modern earth mover to handle. I believe that it was all built by man. We just have a nasty habit of underestimating our own prowess.