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?
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Comments • 609

  • DTTV Studios
    DTTV Studios   3 months back

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

    • Timbo Dewabem
      Timbo Dewabem  1 weeks back

      The truth is you just dont talk about the tools or machines you use because it was probably a trade secret for the egyptians, medieval castle builders were just as superstitious and didn't discuss the recipes for cement and other finishing touches to the build.

    • David Johnson
      David Johnson  1 weeks back

      Paul - Then how were they made, and just what materials were used? Dave in Phoenix Arizona USA

    • Paul Cockram
      Paul Cockram  2 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 nobody
    joe nobody  2 days back

    Here's my argument you can be a great Craftsman you could even be the best Craftsmen in whatever material you work with but you are never going to be perfect every single time no mistakes ever and this is repeated throughout ancient history over and over and over again no mistakes everything fits and everything is just perfect it is not within the abilities of a human being to be perfect all the time (except on the internet )

    • Bildad1976
      Bildad1976  2 days back

      Incredible! Ancient man was more advanced and we are DEvolving, not evolving!

      • DingoVape Mods
        DingoVape Mods  2 days back

        And why haven't they found any other tools than copper, timber, horn etc??? Simple. Because they don't exist and never have existed. The assumption the ancients must have had advanced machines and tools because we can't make things like this today without sophisticated machines and tools, is mind bogglingly arrogant.

        • Clean All
          Clean All  3 days back

          Steam turbine vent disk

          • Redcoat‘s Return
            Redcoat‘s Return  3 days back

            Thats a plasma impeller, used to pump a plasma flow through conduits. Granite is stabile a high temperatures at low plasma densities.

            • frank brown
              frank brown  3 days back

              The problem is, that archaeologists are trying to apply modern methods and modern technology to ancient times. They cannot get their thinking back to what was available at the time that these artifacts were created, and end up with silly theories about "Melting or softening of stone" and "Alien assistance". Archaeologists are divorced from reality, and so live by guess and god.

              • Christopher Watkins
                Christopher Watkins  4 days back

                Egypt is in Africa diamonds are mined in Africa . maybe the copper chisels were diamond-tipped.

                • boggleroggler
                  boggleroggler  4 days back

                  Many do not look truely symetrical you can see by the naked eye these could not be trued up in a lathe as the top lips are off centre amazing work but not all of the granite ones are possible in a lathe that was true to circa 0.0015 inch.
                  The drill core bits are amazing and demonstrate a cut depth we could not match today. The fact these are just assembly holes is really amazing it proves that this was such a common place activity.

                  • Francisco Shi
                    Francisco Shi  4 days back

                    This video is talking about precision turned parts but from the pictures shown you can see the items shown are not very accurate in their shapes.
                    Making a surface polished can be done with lots of patience and hard work. Even making flat surfaces to micron accuracy can be done with stone age tools as a decent toolmaker would have learnt in their apprenticeship.
                    There is nothing showing measurements of the items to show for example two separate parts having the same dimensions to sub millimeter accuracy or symmetry of a complex shape to sub millimeter accuracy. And we can most certainly machine stone to better than micron accuracy if we need to. The reason we do not is because we do not have to. Do you know what level of accuracy your glasses need to be machined to so you can see clearly? And glasses are custom made in large volume.

                    • Keezer
                      Keezer  4 days back

                      Maybe diamonds are rare because they used all of them on earth to cut all these stones?

                      • francois clermont
                        francois clermont  2 days back

                        diamond are not rare , the artificial rarity is only an effect of multinational DEBERS monopoly

                    • RSEFX
                      RSEFX  5 days back

                      "There are so many numerous..."! What kind of writing is that?! ---and right at the very beginning.

                      • Roc Pile
                        Roc Pile  5 days back

                        Great video, your reference to Christopher Dunn shows that you really did your research

                        • Danijel Frančešević

                          How can you make a handle on lathe?

                          • Thomas Caprari
                            Thomas Caprari  5 days back

                            None of these things were created by the Egyptians that are created by alien technology . The annunaki they're capable of leaving their planet to come to this planet in search of gold in the mine gold yeah egyptologist when I give credit to the Egyptians that they were all that when in fact they weren't.

                            • Léon CAME
                              Léon CAME  5 days back

                              They used maybe and just the diamond. Nowadays the diamond is unaffordable but at that time, it was surely stones like the others and they used as tools of cutting and shooting.

                              • Tom Hassall
                                Tom Hassall  5 days back

                                Egyptologist: these are clearly done with copper chisels and elbow grease
                                Anyone with a brain: 😂

                              • I.C. Gedye
                                I.C. Gedye  5 days back

                                People who have only known the micro processor era cannot even imagine the problem solving abilities of manual craftsmen. This is only my observation of working as a craft technician in metal engineering. There were things I’ve had to do, requiring a level of skill not generally needed today, that seem agricultural compared to that used to make items throughout human history. CNCs, EDM, advanced casting and other modern techniques have provided the solutions to many engineering problems. But as each iteration of technology develops, so does our level of manual skill diminish a little bit, which is a shame. Ask a modern CNC machinist to make a part on a manual lathe to moderate accuracy, for example, and they struggle to even grind the HSS tool bits to do the job. That’s not a criticism, just the way things are made now. Volume production permits the outlay of large budgets on custom made carbide tipped tools that are reliable, can be easily replaced and when used in CNCs can perform many more of those parts MUCH quicker. There are similarities though between old and new in terms of project management, and it is this perhaps which has been overlooked in this video. For another day. The bottom line here, is that when one is tasked with a new problem, we can outperform our perceived limits, with the ingenuity of the mind, and a bit of luck! History is our blueprint for the future.

                                • True Crony
                                  True Crony  6 days back

                                  wouldn't microscopic bits of the cutting material be left behind and embedded in the medium?

                                  • Anna Scott
                                    Anna Scott  6 days back

                                    The sabu disk looks like a hub cap.

                                    • Iggy Barrato
                                      Iggy Barrato  6 days back

                                      This is a primitive world still in infancy!

                                      • Joe Zapata
                                        Joe Zapata  6 days back

                                        Diamonds were common then and those are used as bits

                                        • Born Free 77
                                          Born Free 77  6 days 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  6 days back

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

                                            • Pippa pig
                                              Pippa pig  6 days back

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

                                              • Antonio Brown
                                                Antonio Brown  7 days 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  1 weeks 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.

                                                  • Stephen Kormanyos
                                                    Stephen Kormanyos  1 weeks back

                                                    Interesting. I saw another documentary that suggested that, while found in limited areas of the world, diamonds including low gemstone quality, are actually more common than garnets. If this were true, maybe these folks did use diamond-tipped implements as you describe.

                                                    • moreno franco
                                                      moreno franco  1 weeks back

                                                      No Tools Could Survive 4000 years. No Modern product could survive 1500 years. Only STONE can survive 4000 years. Life span of stainless steel is 15 - 25 years. Similar to Iron NOT USED in tools. Stainless steel with grade – 316 is estimated to last for 1200 years in rule environment before heavy pitting. Similarly the life span of titanium. Which is why aircraft are retired after 25 years. Life expectancy of copper pipe 50 to 70. Copper tools degrade in half that time. Life span of lead or gold almost forever, without wear. Roman concrete without iron rebars (which rusts) 2000 years.

                                                      • airraid713
                                                        airraid713  1 weeks back

                                                        The answer is simple, they didn't build it.
                                                        The Egyptians were the labor force that was used by the real builders.

                                                        • O
                                                          O  1 weeks back

                                                          Its extraodinarily mind boggling when you hear people still talk of how they used copper chisels and wooden mallets to make all of this stuff.

                                                          • Jason Watkins
                                                            Jason Watkins  1 weeks back

                                                            They certainly had more than copper hammers and chisels, but precision on this level does not require advanced machinery. There are and were extremely talented and patient people out there. They obviously placed a great deal of importance on this and when people have the time and the will, they can and will accomplish amazing things.

                                                            • Jason Rodriguez
                                                              Jason Rodriguez  1 weeks back

                                                              They used sand for cutting and polishing. Quartz sand is 7 on the hardness scale. is as hard as granite and diorite.

                                                              • Jeff Pigg
                                                                Jeff Pigg  1 weeks back

                                                                I am a stone Carver you can carve any stone that just takes time and patience prehistoric man here in North America made bannerstones out of granite dolomite Andy Stone they could find they drilled the holes with cane reeds and sand yes you can drill a hole through a rock with a bamboo cane and sand when you work Hard Stone's prehistorically you use flint and you Peck and grind until the finished project aliens didn't do it man did it it just takes time I have carb Stone tentatively and also with diamond tools shark skin makes great sandpaper the thing that I can't figure out is how they did the under lip of a vase I haven't figured that one out yet you can put sandpaper on a board and make perfect angles like I said it just takes time and patience

                                                                • Ryan Barclay
                                                                  Ryan Barclay  1 weeks back

                                                                  the sebou disc is a bling hub cap for their chariots

                                                                  • Skush
                                                                    Skush  1 weeks back

                                                                    Why is it so common to see the faces of the statues destroyed?

                                                                    • TheWhore2culture
                                                                      TheWhore2culture  1 weeks back

                                                                      Excellent, summation & extrapolation of the problem that faces open minded persons when considering the unbelievable degree of perfection of the artifacts that exist in museums and the open air of Egypt and other places in the world. The quarry at Aswan shows even more enigmatic marks and "exploratory holes",that defy anything we can do today! The two unfinished obelisks show that not only was work ceased by some force, as we see at other quarrys around the world,including Baalbek and The Yangshan Quarry in China; applying Occum's Razor, the most obvious solution to even these three quarrys showing the same gigantic blocks cut and left in situ, can only be the result of a world wide cataclysmic event - now agreed as "The Younger Dryas Event/s" that stopped work around the world on projects of massive scale. We then see as you suggest legacy use of what remained? !? With the discovery of Göbekli Tepe, we see the survivors introducing once again their knowledge of three dimensional "plastic" modeling with relief animals planned before the T shaped pillars on which the sit were finished. Cretins like Hawass and his ilke will stunt progress for the interim,but,slowly we will see a turn of the tide,I hope. Having been following this for 45+ years as a hobby and having traveled extensively...Egypt,Petra,Lebanon and even China and South America, we see the largest blocks are invariably at the bottom of the "new" structures. Visiting the Islands of the Mediterranean, wandering around the monolithic structures of Europe only goes to qualify the idea of a lost culture/s with common technology trying reintroduction of even older ideas? That this has taken some 12/4,000 years to reach where we are today,another multi disciplinary civilization with shared technology /techniques and yet we are still not capable of recreating ,many if not all of the pieces supposedly ascribed to a culture from 4,000 years ago! It's definitely time to open our eyes and minds and see a jigsaw of global proportion just waiting for our supposed academics to put their fragile egos aside and work together on a narrative that actually makes sense of EVERYTHING that has now been found? Very best in your ongoing endeavours & best wishes to you&yours👋🌟✌

                                                                      • roguesquatcher
                                                                        roguesquatcher  1 weeks back

                                                                        Our first mistake is assuming we are the first to possess high technology

                                                                        • R.J. M
                                                                          R.J. M  1 weeks back

                                                                          Ancient Egyptian had 3D printers, it was forgotten to be mentioned by them.

                                                                          • James Taylor
                                                                            James Taylor  1 weeks back

                                                                            That’s not a bowl silly. That’s definitely a type of cutting tool that is missing the other parts needed to make it work. Now whether or not it’s been used as a kitchen tool like for cutting potatoes or carrots or cutting something outside of the kitchen. There’s no telling. This is the first time I’ve seen this tool. I’m sure that in time either I’ll have figured out what it cut or shaped or maybe someone who might see my comment could either be a archeologist or some other similar professional and might be also an abstract or open minded person and figure it out before me.

                                                                            • Jasmine Luxemburg
                                                                              Jasmine Luxemburg  1 weeks back

                                                                              A treadle mechanism can drive a rotating tool linked by a belt ! Ie without any power source apart from human ! But the parts would need to be of materials resistant to wear !

                                                                              • dance away
                                                                                dance away  1 weeks back

                                                                                I think the tools have been hidden its strange they haven't been found.

                                                                                • Jason Byrne
                                                                                  Jason Byrne  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Grow up for goodness sake, everything in this video could have been carved by ancient Egyptian stoneworkers with contemporary tools, it just takes a lot of skill and time, no advanced technology needed, it didn't exist...

                                                                                  • peskywitlewabbit
                                                                                    peskywitlewabbit  1 weeks back

                                                                                    The tools all rusted away lol

                                                                                    • Cheef Smokealot
                                                                                      Cheef Smokealot  2 weeks back

                                                                                      I’ve seen similiar spinning discs in southern France. They are used to spin and make hemp rope.

                                                                                      • ccoody1
                                                                                        ccoody1  2 weeks back

                                                                                        I have been a potter for over thirty years, so I would like to know how you think they turned those handles. The rest of the vase, absolutely turned, but not the handles. That is even more mysterious.

                                                                                        • baxpiz
                                                                                          baxpiz  2 weeks back

                                                                                          The creator annihilated demigods; humanity got the scraps

                                                                                          • baxpiz
                                                                                            baxpiz  2 weeks back

                                                                                            If giants shat diamonds and no one smelt em did they make sound