Friday, 17 July 2015

Did the Ancient Egyptians have Electricity?

Left: Ancient Egyptian hieroglyph depicting large bulb with wire coming out of it
Right: Modern bulb built in same style as ancient Egyptian

When it comes to electrical power, we all assume it hasn't been around long in terms of how long humans have been walking the earth. But what if electricity was produced by the ancients and they were able to harness the power and provide light for them selves.

 There's many examples in the great pyramid that show they must of had some sort of extra light source which didn't involve lamps or fire sticks, as there is simply no soot markings over the walls or ceilings anywhere to suggest that. But all we know is, the Egyptians must of needed light when inside the great pyramid otherwise they wouldn't of been able to see where they was going or anything in there!
Some in the ancient history community have in the past suggested they used mirrors to direct light through the tunnels and to whatever chamber etc they were working on. But tests have been done to replicate this technique, and they could not get light to travel as far as they wanted when using mirrors.

The top left picture shows an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph which seems to show a person holding a giant bulb which appears to have an electrical wire coming from it and leading into a box, which could of possibly been some sort of power device like a battery.

There is so much more questions that need to be answered when it comes to ancient Egypt, and hopefully one day, we might just get to the bottom of our mysterious past and there is so much still to learn about our ancient ancestors.

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