Thursday, May 5, 2022

Episode #242: Mysteries of the Ancient Builders

Ben from UnchartedX joins us this week for a long-form discussion on the technical aspects of some of the anomalous ancient megalithic stonework we see around the world. Are these sites connected stylistically? Do the precision, difficulty, and advanced engineering evident in many of these sites indicate the presence of a lost precursor civilization in deep history?
We tackle these questions and many more in this episode.

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  1. If you're skilled with a CNC machine, you'd probably be using a similar skill set and tools (and probably levels of precision) whether you're making technical parts for a machine or a trinket for a kid. I can imagine the ancient builders probably did side jobs (apart from their day job of megalith construction) like making statues. It seems like it was easy enough for them.

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  3. Doctor Lehner and his buds performed various demonstrations of their proposed ancient Egyptian building techniques for several National Geographic and PBS Nova TV specials during the mid-90s. Seems to me they never showed more than a few minutes of screen time to the demonstrations. After all the programs had to fit in a time slot of only about 48 minutes, allowing for sponsors' message breaks.Most of their hypothetical methods ended up with forgotten lines, mis-pronunciations and in the out-takes bin (yeah, film. 90's)
    To their credit, seems to me Lehner acknowledged that in the interest of meeting the broadcast deadlines, once they had demonstrated their theoretical techniques for the cameras, they returned to modern power cutting and grinding tools, and diesel tractors to dig pits and lift whatever miniature block or obelisk they had agreed to replicate.
    This was before I discovered the skeptical challenges and research of Hancock, Carlson, West, Schoch and the rest. The subject of Ancient Egypt was just too fascinating to care how ineffectual Lehner and his pals were. It's strange to find decades later that they expect their ineffectual demonstrations to be taken seriously.


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