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    DescriptionFrom 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 modern 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 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 mega-machines must have been used in ancient Egypt.


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    Title
    Lost Technologies of Ancient Egypt
    Subtitle
    Advanced Engineering in the Temples of the Pharaohs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Dunn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 750 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781591431022
    ISBN 10: 1591431026
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HDDG
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: TEC056000
    DC22: 932
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14500000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Approval Code: A82400000
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    B&T Approval Code: A17602000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24790
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: OCC029000, TEC063000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
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    LC classification: DT61 .D86 2010
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    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    16pp col ills and 280 b&w ills
    Publisher
    Inner Traditions Bear and Company
    Imprint name
    Bear & Company
    Publication date
    29 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Rochester
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "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."
    Back cover copy
    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.