Ancient Egyptian Alchemy and Science
The ancient Egyptians had many advanced scientific technologies, with much being found in picture form and
in three-dimensional models throughout Egypt. Themes reflecting scientific knowledge and achievement can
be found throughout the world in various ancient civilizations. These teachings seemed to center on
Scenes depict scientists of that timeline able to work in fields of alchemy, biology, chemistry, dentistry,
air flight, and the electromagnetic energies of the Great
Pyramid among other sacred sites - how that link together and to the
that forms our universe. Much of the interpretation is left to those in our timeline to decipher.
Rare squared form of tet, at left. The heavy animal may be a
ancient symbol for heavy electrons; the squaring may be an
ancient way of referring to water. The tet might employ
magneto hydrodynamic principles like ancient Egyptian and modern
transportation technology, but it may employ it in obtaining
energy from certain materials as well.
The study of science and medicine were closely linked to religion as seen in many of the ancient rituals. The
"pouring" and "anointing" we see in so many Egyptian works is the application of electromagnetic forces and
not the application of actual fluids. Much of this was linked with 'magic' of some sort - as many unexplained
things did occur. These were often considered miracles.
This image implies that something poured into the planet could cause spontaneous growth. The "pouring of
water or an offering" and the outlandish angles at which it is being done tends to make it one of countless
scenes reinforcing the idea that such scenes are instead showing the migration or transmission of
electromagnetic forces. Every sacred symbol - linked to the gods - had a scientific as well as an esoteric
The cathode-ray tube or "Crookes' tube" like object depicted in scenes from the temple of
Hathor at Dendera may depict a relativistic source of these heavy electrons - which
could drastically expedite the magical processes which involve these particular tubes.
The walls are decorated with human figures next to bulb-like objects reminiscent of oversized light bulbs.
Inside these "bulbs" there are snakes in wavy lines. The snakes' pointed tails issue from a lotus flower, which,
without much imagination, can be interpreted as the socket of the bulb. Something similar to a wire leads to a
small box on which the air god is kneeling. Adjacent to it stands a two-armed djed pillar as a symbol of
power, which is connected to the snake. Also remarkable is the baboon-like demon holding two knives in his
hands, which are interpreted as a protective and defensive power.
In his book
The Eyes of the Sphinx,
Erich Von Däniken writes that the relief is found in "a secret crypt"
that "can be accessed only through a small opening. The room has a low ceiling. The air is stale and laced with
the smell of dried urine from the guards who occasionally use it as a urinal." The room is not so secret,
however, as many tourists visit and photograph the room every year. Von Däniken sees the snake as a filament,
the djed pillar as an insulator, and claims "the monkey with the sharpened knives symbolizes the danger that
awaits those who do not understand the device." This "device" is, the reader is assured, an ancient electric
Electrical Lighting in
Metallurgy in particular was carried on with an elaborate technique and a
business organization not unworthy of the modern world, while the systematic
exploitation of mines was an important industry employing many thousands of
workers. Even as early as 3400 B.C., at the
beginning of the historical period, the Egyptians had an intimate knowledge of
copper ores and of processes of extracting the metal. During the fourth and
subsequent dynasties (i.e. from about 2900 B.C. onwards), metals seem to have
been entirely monopolies of the Court, the
management of the mines and quarries being entrusted to the highest officials
and sometimes even to the sons of the Pharaoh.
Whether these exalted personages were themselves professional metallurgists
we do not know, but we may at least surmise that the details of metallurgical
practice, being of extreme importance to the Crown, were carefully guarded from
the vulgar. And when we remember
the close association between the Egyptian royal family and the priestly class we
appreciate the probable truth of the tradition that chemistry first came to light in
the laboratories of Egyptian priests.
Metal-Workers' Workshop in Old Egypt
Copper and Iron Extraction
In addition to copper, which was mined in the eastern desert between the Nile
and the Red Sea, iron was known in Egypt from a very early period and came into
general use about 800 B.C. According to Lucas, iron appears to have been an
It was certainly known in Asia Minor about I300 B.C. One of the Kings of the
Hittites sent Rameses II, the celebrated Pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty, an
iron sword and a promise of a shipment of the same metal.
The Egyptians called iron 'the metal of heaven' or ba-en-pet, which indicates that
the first specimen employed were of meteoric origin; the Babylonian name having
the same meaning.
It was no doubt on account of its rarity that iron was prized so highly by the
early Egyptians, while its celestial source would have its fascination. Strange to
say, it was not used for decorative, religious or symbolical purposes, which -
coupled with the fact that it rusts so
readily - may explain why comparatively few iron objects of early dynastic age
have been discovered.
One which has fortunately survived presents several points of interest: it is an
iron tool from the masonry of the
Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza, and thus
presumably dates from the time when the Pyramid was being built, i.e.