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7 Unexplained Ancient Egyptian Artifacts

Egyptologists have of course done a wonderful job of figuring out the lives of the Dynastic Egyptian...

Egyptologists have of course done a wonderful job of figuring out the lives of the Dynastic Egyptians from as far back as about 3100 BC. However, there are certain artifacts, some shown here, that do not fit into their scheme very well.

Explain these:

1. The Colossi of Memnon 


7 Unexplained Ancient Egyptian Artifacts

The one on the left is one solid piece of quartzite, and its estimated weight is 720 tons. The quarry from which the stone was cut is near Cairo, 400 hundred miles away.


2. The unfinished obelisk at Aswan, made of rose granite 

The unfinished obelisk at Aswan, made of rose granite

It would have weighed 1200 tons had it been finished. So how were they planning on lifting it out of its trench? Slaves?

3. The Serapeum Megaliths

The Serapeum Megaliths

One of the more than 20 stone boxes, underground in the Serapeum at Saqqara. The lid and box are made from one piece of stone, and weigh about 100 tons. Also, the stone was brought from Aswan in many cases, about 500 miles away.

4. The Osirion at Abydos

The Osirion at Abydos

Built on purpose underground, as were many pre-dynastic structures. The large vertical blocks are Aswan granite; the quarry being more than 100 miles away.

5. Large core drill hole at Karnak

Large core drill hole at Karnak

Clearly an ancient work, and the groove created indicates that the drill was boring into the Aswan pink granite at a rate of at least 2 mm per revolution.

6. The Ramesseum broken statue


PART of a broken statue at the Ramesseum near Karnak, again made of Aswan pink granite. When intact, it would have weighed about 1000 tons. The distance from the quarry is about 140 miles.

Here's my foot on top of the that of the giant statue: 


7. The Hall of Records, beneath the Sphinx


And perhaps the most enigmatic of all ancient sculptures, the Sphinx. Where is the Hall of Records? If this stone near the back of the Sphinx is removed, it reveals a ladder that descends into the bedrock of the Giza Plateau:


And at the front, authorities have made a wooden walkway, hiding the entrance to a ramp and possibly chambers under the Sphinx’s paws:


By Brien Foerster, Hidden Inca Tours;

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