Advanced Ancient Machining That Is Absurdly Difficult To Replicate Even With Today's Technology

  • Published: 12 August 2019
  • Many ancient structures have been found with masonry that is simply mind boggling. The Ancient Egypt Masons shaped all kinds of stone with intricate mastery. They were adept with the use of a wide variety of manufacturing tools, various building stones; tube drills capable of hard material, straight cutting saws, circular cutting saws, lathes, and smoothing techniques for polishing. It is the marks left in the stone by these multitude of tools which are the reliable source of evidence of advanced machining in the ancient world. Modern experts are still puzzled by these construction techniques. How did they do it?
  • Entertainment Entertainment

Comments • 451

  • DTTV Studios
    DTTV Studios   2 months back

    Out of Place Artefact Discoveries That Just Don't Make Sense To Us

    • Paul Cockram
      Paul Cockram  1 weeks back

      Some evidence to suggest moulding and forming in cement/concrete, smoothing, cutting and lathe work. There is evidence to suggest a lot of the products are not granite at all.

      I am not completely convinced either way.

    • paul chambers
      paul chambers  1 months back

      It's not artifacts that are out of place, it's our education of history.

  • Joe Zapata
    Joe Zapata  6 hours back

    Diamonds were common then and those are used as bits

    • Born Free 77
      Born Free 77  7 hours back

      We know that they knew how to make rock as we see huge columns that have a layer of smooth marble that had been applied to more basic rock. Maybe many of these perfect statues and boxes and vessels were not carved after all but were made from scratch by pouring the designer stone mix into a mould. If they were so advanced then it would be stupid to design a cutting tool to access impossible locations on a statue or inside a narrow neck vase when you could just make the thing without all the labour and make perfect copies as well.

      • Pippa pig
        Pippa pig  7 hours back

        The Egyptians did have the wheel, so anything is possible.

        • Pippa pig
          Pippa pig  7 hours back

          It’s quite simple what they use. They had Dewalt lol 😂

          • Antonio Brown
            Antonio Brown  17 hours back

            Great video.....But look harder.......the statues are not perfectly symmetrical, in 2D or 3D......look at the carved lines, they are not regularly spaced, some are not even straight......panels are divided into uneven sections.
            I may not have the skill or patience to replicate this work.........but I can draw a straight line......... I can divide an area into equal regions.....I can insure symmetry over a center line.

            • Dennis Cliff
              Dennis Cliff  24 hours back

              What happened to these master craftsmen? They loaded all of their equipment back on to their Starship and moved on. Their leaving this planet could have been triggered by the ice age and the resulting floods. Modern archeology has completely failed to correctly interpret the evidence that we see in videos such as this one. Those master craftsmen had no trouble quarrying and moving 1000+ ton stones such as found in the Trilafon in Lebanon.

              • Mr TriL
                Mr TriL  6 days back

                Those holes are laser cuts .

                • Technik Meister
                  Technik Meister  6 days back

                  Ask any person who cuts stone for a living and discuss this, you will discover that even if you had cutting tools made from diamond, in order to use a diamond you had to first be able to cut it to shape the point of the tip of the tool. That can be done but only recently, but what was not discovered until about 1850 was a method to attach a diamond to the tool to be used.
                  Carl Sagan said that it would be height of human arrogance to think that we were the highest form of intelligence in the universe. To me, unencumbered by religious dogma, its perfectly plausible that we were visited and for a long time, from the eary megalithic period to the end of the Egyptian dynasties, whereby they used technology probably from another part of the universe and it also explains why no tools were left to be also discovered. When they left the Earth, they took their technology with them.
                  One must also consider that diamond, though rare on earth, and really just forms of superheated lumps of carbon, may be in complete abundance elsewhere and that there may be an even harder mineral elsewhere that we do not know about.
                  In technical development, we have so far only discovered 118 elements. Its quite possible that there are many more in other parts of the universe. To coin a phrase that is applicable to this video, we are just stratching the surface.

                  • Ghostrider guitars
                    Ghostrider guitars  6 days back

                    craftsmen were cutting gem stones generations before this, same process, far harder on the mohs scale...nothing not easily explained here

                    • Nitin
                      Nitin  7 days back

                      Best video by far . Such amazing questions have been raised which will dedinately need attention

                      • Simon T
                        Simon T  7 days back

                        Looks to me like they had the ability to alter the consistancy of any stone to clay and back again. If you think these were done on a lathe could you please give a modern example of this intricate stonework in action. Thank you.

                        • A google Account
                          A google Account  7 days back

                          wasnt a plant based acid etching technologies used for smaller details?

                          • Nodalthree
                            Nodalthree  1 weeks back

                            The disc is how they made rope. A subject not normally shown or talked about.

                            • tamtgirl
                              tamtgirl  1 weeks back

                              diamonds are entirely plausible, they are NOT rare at all. and they most likely had trading with the south where the diamonds would be found. they may also not have considered them precious, other than for tooling?

                              • JessLe
                                JessLe  1 weeks back

                                Machines and tools tend to be neglected. They are used to do their job then they are discarded & forgotten... just like today's machines. Complicated machines would not be constructed from stone, but from materials like copper, wood, rope, etc... I do not see these materials lasting 3000+ years. Not everything was stored in tombs. Machine parts constructed from stone while all other components rotted away would just look like stone scraps to us. I fully believe they would have had CNC machines, however instead of being controlled by computers, they used a master model... think 3D machine pantographs. Easily made from wood, copper, stone, and rope. It explains the accuracy in their repeatability.

                                • Colin Richards
                                  Colin Richards  1 weeks back

                                  As a pecision engineer, I found your documentary to be most compelling towards programed CNC precision lathe work can only accomplish that kind of symmetrical accuracy and smoothness. Along with high speeds and a power source. Amazing documentary, thank you.

                                  • Bikki Chettri
                                    Bikki Chettri  1 weeks back

                                    India Has ton of This still been practiced

                                    • Bikki Chettri
                                      Bikki Chettri  1 weeks back

                                      There is are Egyptians God's curved in temple of Mahabalipuram TN India

                                      • leon fernan
                                        leon fernan  1 weeks back

                                        as i observed, if the level of craftmanship is already advanced at this level, the succeeding generations should see a similar level, if not improved, level of skill for creating these artifacts. the big question would be what really happened in our history

                                        • paleo mountain man Paleo Mountain man

                                          Our modern mind can't understand how an ancient civilization could build giant buildings with only pounders and copper tools. That's because they didn't.

                                          • Don Stash
                                            Don Stash  1 weeks back

                                            Diamonds used lay on the surface before europeans scooped them up.

                                            • Anubis Barba
                                              Anubis Barba  1 weeks back

                                              Artifact: An object produced or shaped by human craft, especially a tool, weapon, or ornament of archaeological or historical interest. Artefact: An artificial product or effect observed in a natural system, especially one introduced by the technology used in scientific investigation or by experimental error.

                                              • Blue Scarecrow Entertainment

                                                No tools ever touched these stone works. These works were all accomplished with a 3D "Force Field" stamp and burner press in an instant.

                                                • Mark Graham
                                                  Mark Graham  1 weeks back

                                                  I wonder what their limits were? What they struggled with? Those 100 tonne "boxes" used for power generation purposes. They had to have neutralised gravity as well.

                                                  • laarni sambajon
                                                    laarni sambajon  1 weeks back

                                                    Their craftsmanship and designs are simply otherworldly and impossibly symmetrical.

                                                    • Joe Gonzales
                                                      Joe Gonzales  1 weeks back

                                                      Aliens were their tools

                                                      • Kenneth Hicks
                                                        Kenneth Hicks  1 weeks back

                                                        Why would I make thousands of intricate stone bowls when I can more easily make them with copper or wood or anything other than hard rock?
                                                        So if I have a lathe or equipment comparable to a lathe, why do I make stuff out of stone? I see no logic to this as someone able to do this is talented/knowledgeable enough to know there's easier/better materials to use that's available to me. Copper is the first material that comes to mind and everyone seems to agree they had copper. And they had lots of sand so why not glass (oh, I can carve complex stone but can't make glass!)? This requires Occam's razor to solve, not complex processes we use today.
                                                        It's ironic really as I'm sure the answer is staring us in the face...much like the artifacts are themselves.
                                                        So, why did they use stone? Obviously they knew how to work with it to a degree that's too simple for us to understand.
                                                        And why is this tech lost? Obviously there were many people with this knowledge due to the shear number of items and geographically widespread so there had to be tons of tools... and we've found none.
                                                        Can build a bowl that lasts many millennia but my tools don't?
                                                        And if I build bowls for someone I sure wouldn't use stone as the energy/time required to do so would be longer than using another material of the time.
                                                        The only answer I can come up with is there's a method to do this to stone that is easier than other methods on other materials.

                                                        Yea, we're missing something so simple that we'll feel really stupid when/if we ever figure it out. Before figuring out how, we need to figure out why stone.

                                                        • NL arthouse
                                                          NL arthouse  1 weeks back

                                                          That rotating disc can be for fresh air while working in pyramids with torches. How about that? : )

                                                          • The_Other _Seto_Kaiba
                                                            The_Other _Seto_Kaiba  1 weeks back

                                                            mold in clay and bake it.

                                                            • Cody H.
                                                              Cody H.  1 weeks back

                                                              I love all the topics you cover but sometimes I can't stand your little side tangents where you feel the need to be insulting and facetious. We get it. Many experts in their respective fields are closed minded to the revolutionary hypotheses that are only recently gaining popularity within the archeological academic community. When you do that you become no better than those who ostracize their own peers for seeking answers outside of the conventional timeline.

                                                              • Paulo Miguel
                                                                Paulo Miguel  1 weeks back

                                                                Humans desperately need to understand they are not the best minds on the planet, the original earthlings masters and gods to surface dwelling humans were first in everything. As they travel by around the planet, the gods or original earthlings register surface dwelling humans as local natural life they helped develop. Earth is theirs, humans included.

                                                                • M R A Scott
                                                                  M R A Scott  1 weeks back

                                                                  Artificial stone, 'geopolymers'. These vessels were fashioned while in clay-like states, varying from wet to almost dry clay. The artisans would form the overall shape on a wheel while in the 'wet clay' state, the more intricate 'carving' would be done after it had begun to harden. In this video the mixing of completely different types and colours of granite or basalt aggregates in some of the items is glaringly obvious.

                                                                  • robbie
                                                                    robbie  1 weeks back

                                                                    It really is true, common sense ain't that common after all, especially amongst the so called experts, anyone thinking this intricate work was done by hammer and chisels need to stop deluding themselves and others

                                                                    • plutoniusis
                                                                      plutoniusis  1 weeks back

                                                                      Our current civilization don't know nothing at least to many about the past just 3000 years ago , close to none of tools have being found ether ...

                                                                      • Troy Brown
                                                                        Troy Brown  1 weeks back

                                                                        I find this fascinating.
                                                                        The working of stone is so damn difficult

                                                                        • Don Love
                                                                          Don Love  1 weeks back

                                                                          Stupid... Masons aren't machinists.

                                                                          • Steve Maviver
                                                                            Steve Maviver  1 weeks back

                                                                            After thousands of years to practice this Art of carving into stone was a common thing with the culture of the Egyptians. It's not as difficult as they present here. No machines require that's a joke.

                                                                            • * GibsonS
                                                                              * GibsonS  1 weeks back

                                                                              The drilled holes are anchor holes for the rock saw jigs...

                                                                              • Austin Wilson
                                                                                Austin Wilson  1 weeks back

                                                                                what idiots defaced that beautiful structure

                                                                                • Mr McGregor
                                                                                  Mr McGregor  1 weeks back

                                                                                  The 'unknown' disc is for making rope.

                                                                                  • 57strub
                                                                                    57strub  1 weeks back

                                                                                    That could very well be, but the enigma is how they were made.

                                                                                  • Eric Liss
                                                                                    Eric Liss  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Mr McGregor - Yes! Finally someone else sees it. The three flanges feed the twine and center is where the pole was inserted to spin it.

                                                                                  • Phil Waters
                                                                                    Phil Waters  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Do you mean like a floating twister spindle? Or the cord separator in a rope making 'machine'?

                                                                                • Bill Wilson
                                                                                  Bill Wilson  1 weeks back

                                                                                  They make the Romans and Greeks look like pikers.

                                                                                  • Harry Denny
                                                                                    Harry Denny  1 weeks back

                                                                                    From that statement I must assume that you know zero about ancient Greek or Roman technology.

                                                                                  • William Jordan
                                                                                    William Jordan  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Not really. Romans developed central heating, aquaducts, and concrete.

                                                                                • MRFATBOB RIDER
                                                                                  MRFATBOB RIDER  1 weeks back

                                                                                  One thing for sure is whoever was involved they had no shortage of sand for the use of abrasive materials

                                                                                  • wayne nahuy
                                                                                    wayne nahuy  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Back then one day lasted a thousand years they did it by hand and Giants built puramids

                                                                                  • wilhelm Petersen
                                                                                    wilhelm Petersen  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Excellent reasoning and a great presentation !!
                                                                                    I am a sculptor and architect and I completely support your statements.

                                                                                    • Andrew Manche
                                                                                      Andrew Manche  1 weeks back

                                                                                      seriously? Michaelangelo made the utterly perfect 17 foot tall *marble* Statue Of David BY HAND

                                                                                      oh and the Egyptians found that stuff already made and modeled their civilization around it - they did not build the Pyramids nor the Sphynx

                                                                                      • David Spangler
                                                                                        David Spangler  1 weeks back

                                                                                        I wonder WHY dishes and vessels were made out of hard stone to begin with? It seems to me that similar items made from pottery would have been easier and less labor and energy-intensive to manufacture.

                                                                                        • Manuel Garcia
                                                                                          Manuel Garcia  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Personally, I think that the backers of this video have grossly underestimated the values of patience and hard work. These things are actually more amazing when you considered that they did not have electricity and were woefully short of metallurgical knowledge and techniques.