Electricity in ancient Egypt — unbelievable but true!
Electricity in ancient Egypt – unbelievable but true! Luigi Galvani in 1790 had discovered «animal electricity» by pure chance. He noticed that the muscle of a frog inadvertently reduced if her foot at the same time to make plates of different metals.
So began the famous story of creating a modern «electrical» civilization.
In 1969 In the basement of the Egyptian temple of Hathor (built during the reign of Queen Cleopatra VII 69-30 gg to BC) in Dendera was found a narrow chamber width of 1.1 m. Archaeologists can not say anything about the purpose of these premises, but here depicts the ancient incandescent bulbs!
Underground chamber located at the furthest wall of the temple, two floors below the ground. It is accessed through a narrow shaft. The width of this camera 1 m 12 cm and length 4 m 80 cm Why it is in such an ugly hard-to-reach narrow chamber, on a wall bas-reliefs depict the process of electric lighting?!
Egyptian temple of Hathor:
An ancient light bulb?!
These three bas-reliefs.
They are all in the same room and the same theme: a group of people (priests?) busy action with some items. The first analogy that occurs at the sight of these items – a light bulb.
They depict people holding large, transparent,colbourne items inside them are visible writhing of the snake (In the hieroglyphic texts accompanying the bas-reliefs, these snakes are described by seref verb that means «to burn»,we can talk about some form of electric lighting),stretched out along the entire length of the object ,represent a symbolic image of the twisted wire of the filament.
Sharp tails of snakes introduced in something like the Lotus flower: don’t need a large imagination to see in them an electric ammunition.
Under the «lamps» are very unusual objects called jed (then samples were found jed, which hung copper wire),similar to isolators, which are like columns based bulb.
From Lotus-Chuck away the cables in a striped braid that leads to the «box» (in the texts of this cable called the «barque of the sun God RA»). Solar deity depicted on the box-generator – Heh, or according to another version, Atum-RA, indicating the involvement of this box to some energy. Of course, these cables are practically similar to the modern KVVG, but they can be considered prototypes.
Like jed, Heh was the personification of eternity, his name means «million» or even a very large number. While the insulator-jed symbolizes the «constant» eternity, Heh represents the eternal cycle that could represent very well a great resource of this energy source.
On the right of the relief is demon-baboon or God of the mountain with a dog’s head and holding a knife,which can be interpreted as guarding the power or the danger comes from the box,or even as an on/off switch.
It is believed that this underground chamber in the basement of the temple of Hathor(«the place of God Mountain») in Dendera, was a powerhouse, and here is depicted in the secret the science of electricity, which is passed only dedicated..
As for the «lamps»to identify them as tubes the Crookes. British physicist sir William Crookes (1832-1919) one of the first to examine the spread of electrical discharges in glass tubes filled with rarefied gases. When connected to a high voltage winding of the induction coil, such tubes gave off a bright glow.
There is a perception that these lamps were used while drawing images in different structures of ancient Egypt, the walls of which were not found traces of soot,which «should» have left ordinary lamna.On the one hand is the argument in support of the above hypothesis, on the other it is not known what kind of lamps were used by the ancient Egyptians, and it is possible that the room is thoroughly cleaned of soot.
Moreover ,there were found lists of maintenance costs, which indicates the number of issued work, the oil for the light work.
Judging by the content of the hieroglyphic inscriptions accompanying reliefs, those who cut their already poorly represented the true meaning of the drawings,it is likely that these images, which can be «inherited» from early civilization, became «canonical» and over time has been replicated,only repeating the Canon of older sacred images, like the modern icons…speaking of icons and artifacts on them, such as these,it is yet to come.
A creature with knife in hand ,can symbolize the danger comes in this place, on the strength of current :
The columns named jed, I think insulators or something close to the process of transmission of electric current :
The Jedi are in a variety of images :
There are small , quite familiar use in everyday life, image of light bulbs :
With the assistance of Erich von Däniken (pictured):
The reconstruction of «ancient lamp» :