Great stone structures and megaliths around the world stand as mysteries to how they were constructed.
The ruins of several ancient civilizations - from Stonehenge to the pyramids - show that they used massive stones to construct their monuments. Could part of the answer be that these ancients had a method of lifting and moving these massive stones - some weighing several tons - that made the task as easy and manageable as lifting a two-pound brick? Considering that the pyramids were already thousands of years old when Al-Masudi wrote this explanation, we have to wonder where he got his information.
The Egyptian pyramids are not the only ancient structures constructed of huge blocks of stone. The Temple of Jupiter at Baalbek, Lebanon has a foundation that contains the three largest stone blocks ever used in a man-made structure. On an isolated plateau at Tiahuanaco Bolivia, 13,000 feet above sea level, stands an impressive monument called Puerta del Sol, or Sun Gate. Nan Madol, sometimes called "the Machu Pichu of the Pacific," is a great ruins on the island of Pohnpei, capitol of the Federated States of Micronesia. What was the secret these diverse and ancient cultures possessed to manipulate these great stone blocks? In his book The Bridge to Infinity, Bruce Cathie recounts an amazing story that he says originated in a German magazine. One day his friend took him to a place in the neighborhood of the monastery and showed him a sloping meadow which was surrounded in the north west by high cliffs.
Continuously they brought new blocks to the meadow, and the monks using this method, transported 5 to 6 blocks per hour on a parabolic flight track approximately 500 metres long and 250 metres high.
The English Society for which Dr Jarl was working confiscated the two films and declared them classified. How unfortunate that these secrets of levitation - if they ever existed - are lost to antiquity or the remoteness of the Himalayas. Leedskalnin was highly secretive about his methods, saying only at one point, "I have discovered the secrets of the pyramids. If Leedskalnin had indeed rediscovered the ancient secrets of levitation, he took them with him to his grave. The most striking feature of the Pharaohs is definitely their well painted, pitch black long eyes. Description - Get Lost Secrets: Ancient Mysteries, a Ukrytymi Przedmiotami game presented by Big Fish Games. Of the many news stories to emerge from Egypt’s recent political upheaval, the ransacking and looting of a Cairo museum (and others) housing numerous ancient artefacts and antiquities was amongst the most disconcerting. Focussing on the mysteries of mummification – a process of embalming and preserving the dead – that still elude modern science, Secrets of the Mummies charts the history of the deceased Pharaohs and the monuments built in their honour.
But Secrets of the Mummies also provides a contemporary context for this historical exploration, particularly in the area of DNA analysis.
Narrated by Christopher Lee – a novel touch given his appearance in films such as The Mummy (1959) and Russell Mulcahy’s Tale of the Mummy (1998) – Secrets of the Mummies is likely to appeal to a younger generation or might be best viewed in the context of a broader educational experience. Does the film mention anything about Ramses being the Pharaoh who Moses dealt with to let the Israelite slaves go?
Were amazing technologies available to the ancient Egyptians that enabled them to construct the pyramids - technologies that have somehow been forgotten?
The ancients, some researchers suggest, may have mastered the art of levitation, through sonics or some other obscure method, that allowed them to defy gravity and manipulate massive objects with ease.

But there is an intriguing passage in a history text by the 10th century Arab historian, Abul Hasan Ali Al-Masudi, known as the Herodotus of the Arabs. Was it part of an oral history that was passed down from generation to generation in Egypt? The elaborately carved gate weighs an estimated 10 tons, and how it arrived at its present location is a mystery.
It tells the story of astonishing feats of levitation accomplished by priests in a monastery high in the Tibetan Himalayas. In one of the rock walls, at a height of about 250 metres was a big hole which looked like the entrance to a cave. When the stone was in position the monk behind the small drum gave a signal to start the concert. The ancient Egyptians used Myrrh for their perfumes and as a rejuvenating facial treatment. They also used sea shells as tweezers (how smart!!) and sticky pastes like beeswax for waxing and the process was called sugaring.
That a group of volunteers responded by surrounding the museum in a human chain to prevent further damage is a testament to the high esteem in which Egypt’s historical past is held by the majority.
In particular, the film outlines the archaeological significance of Ramses the Great, whose obsession with memorialisation resulted in numerous temples and tombs consecrated in his image along a vast stretch of the River Nile. The central drawback of the film in isolation is that at a running time of around forty minutes there’s too many narrative threads and not enough exploration.
Why use stone pieces of such enormous size and weight when the same structures could have been constructed with more easily managed smaller blocks - much like we use bricks and cinderblocks today? The current estimates of mainstream science contends that it took a workforce of 4,000 to 5,000 men 20 years to build the Great Pyramid using ropes, pulleys, ramps, ingenuity and brute force. Al-Masudi had traveled much of the known world in his day before settling in Egypt, and he had written a 30-volume history of the world. Great temples and monuments around the world contain stone components of incredible size, yet little is known about their means of construction. No super crane in existence today could lift one, yet they are positioned together with such precision that not even a needle could fit between them.
The small drum had a very sharp sound, and could be heard even with the other instruments making a terrible din. Right from my childhood, I have been fascinated about the pyramids and tombs and pharaohs and their clothing and jewelry (OMG!) and just about everything. The later kohl was a mixture of lead sulphide, frankincense, goose fat, cow dung, milk and fresh rainwater. As the documentary reiterates, both the ceremonial preservation of the deceased body and the erection of grand monuments were part of the same principle: a desire for immortality. Angelique Corthals and her attempts to extract genetic material from exhumed mummies, the film poses questions about the potential ramifications of her research in the area of modern-day disease prevention.
None of the history, science, or the discussion of the archaeological discoveries is recounted with any sufficient depth.
He too was struck by the magnificence of the Egyptian pyramids and wrote about how their great stone blocks were transported.
Or was this just a fanciful story concocted by a talented writer who - like many who marvel at the pyramids today - concluded that there must have been some extraordinary magical forces employed to build such a magnificent structure?
It's remarkable that these cultures leave no record of how these structures were constructed.

The only access to this platform was from the top of the cliff and the monks lowered themselves down with the help of ropes. All the monks were singing and chanting a prayer, slowly increasing the tempo of this unbelievable noise.
Over a 20-year period, Leedskalnin single-handedly build a home he originally called "Rock Gate Park," but has since been named Coral Castle.
The men were equally fussy as is evident in their elaborate eye makeup and jewelry and perfumes and clothes. They bought boatloads of this resin from other countries and it was extremely costly for the same reason and therefore was used only by those in the highest social strata.
In the end, Egypt 3D: Secrets of the Egyptian Mummies is content to let such secrets remain buried, at least for the time being. Known as Hajar el Hibla - the Stone of the Pregnant Woman - it lies abandoned in its quarry, never used. During the first four minutes nothing happened, then as the speed of the drumming, and the noise increased, the big stone block started to rock and sway, and suddenly it took off into the air with an increasing speed in the direction of the platform in front of the cave hole 250 metres high. Tibetan experts like Linaver, Spalding and Huc had spoken about it, but they had never seen it. Working in secret - often at night - Leedskalnin was somehow able to quarry, fashion, transport and constructed the impressive edifices and sculptures of his unique home from large blocks of heavy coral rock.
The Egyptians believed that kohl prevented eye diseases, warded off evil spirits and also protected their eyes from the sun. Then the stone was struck with a metal rod that caused the stone to levitate and move along a path paved with stones and fenced on either side by metal poles.
But the giant rectangular block is the largest piece of stone ever cut by humans, weighing an incredible 1,200 tons.
Then 19 musical instruments were set in an arc of 90 degrees at a distance of 63 metres from the stone slab.
So Dr Jarl was the first foreigner who had the opportunity to see this remarkable spectacle.
They also believed that kohl helps in highlighting & adding depth and intensity to their eyes. The stone would travel along the path, wrote Al-Masudi, for a distance of about 50 meters and then settle to the ground.
It is estimated that it would require the strength of 16,000 men to even budge it, and represents a formidable challenge to 20th century machines and technology. There he was seen by a messenger of his Tibetan friend, and urgently requested to come to Tibet to treat a high Lama. Because he had the opinion in the beginning that he was the victim of mass-psychosis he made two films of the incident.
Jarl got the leave he followed the messenger and arrived after a long journey by plane and Yak caravans, at the monastery, where the old Lama and his friend who was now holding a high position were now living.

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