MessageToEagle.com - This incredible technology was widespread in antiquity and evidence of it can be found in all corners
of the world. Prehistoric builders used stones, the toughest surfacing material found on Earth to create perfectly round holes.
This impressive cutting-holes-in-stone technique reveals our ancestors were familiar with an extremely advanced technology
we have long been unable to use.
Large-sized holes found in ancient stone demanded engineering skills and proper cutting equipment.
All kind of stones (even the hardest ones) were drilled for architectural, ritualistic or symbolic functions.
The hardness of stone did not limit the ingeniousness of the prehistoric builders!
For example, the ancient builders used a tube drill to hollow out the sarcophagus in the King's chamber of the Great Pyramid.
Impressive cutting-holes-in-stone technology.
They drilled off course and left a tube drill mark on the top inside of the box on the east side. They did some extra
polishing to fix it up a bit but if you go to the King's chamber you can still see it if you look carefully.
First archaeologists were certainly very surprised over the skills of the ancients.
"These tubular drills vary in thickness from 1/4 inch to 5 inches in diameter, and from 1/30 to 1/5 inch thick. The
smallest hole yet found in granite is 2 inch diameter." "...there is a still larger example, where a platform of
limestone rock has been dressed down, by cutting it away with tube drills about 18 inches diameter; the circular grooves
occasionally intersecting, prove that it was done merely to remove the rock, " said W.M. Flinders Petrie (1853–1942),
an English archaeologist and a noted Egyptologist.
"The craftsmen who did this had mastery of the principles of drilling round hollow holes in any material,
soft or hard: wood, stone, or metal, and could have drilled virtually any naturally occurring material on this
planet…" wrote Robert Francis (The Global Education Project).
Cutting-holes-in-stone technology is visible on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.
The island was known in ancient times by the Sanskrit name of Swarnadwi-pa ("Island of Gold").
This mysterious tradition of cutting perfect holes in stone was also known in West Cornwall, where can
be found Men-an-Tol stone of the hole), a very famous, a typical and unique stone!
It should be added that nobody even knows the purpose of The Men-an-Tol and how old it is.
Similar holes were created in ancient Egypt, in Abusir and Abu Ghurob, located some two kilometers south of Giza and in the "Sanctuary of the Knife"
in the vicinity of the Neferefre pyramid complex at Abusir.
In 1996, this tube-drilled piece of granite was on display in the Cairo Museum without any associated identifying
The image (below) clearly shows spiral grooves on the visible portions.
The grooves can be seen to be of regular depth and spacing, and occur in all of the holes in this piece. As the holes overlap,
were these grooves caused by abrasive slurry, they would not be expected to be so consistent.
"These holes indicate a technology not developed for just this purpose, but for many earlier and easier purposes;
generations of development over many projects, over hundreds of years.
The craftsmen who did this had mastery of the principles of drilling round hollow holes in any material, soft
or hard: wood, stone, or metal, and could have drilled virtually any naturally occuring material on Earth."
The questions is: "What was the motivation for this very advanced technology?"
Impressive skills of prehistoric craftsmen are also seen on ancient stones found in Ugarit ruins, which was a stone-built city near Latakia, an important port
city of Syria.
Looking at these impressive cutting-holes-in-stones technique one wonders if not plenty of our technologies which are thought to be modern have ancient roots
or in some cases may have been lost and then reinvented.