> Thanks Scott.
> I have seen this experiment and also the video. However I am
> not convinced that the block being drilled in the photograph
> and certainly the video is actually granite...
> The final photograph in the series showing a completed drilled
> hole is in fact an ancient artifact complete with the
> mysterious striations.
> Still photographs cannot be evidence of a process. I rather
> think that what we are looking at is a series of still
> photographs of a drill and ancient drill holes being used to
> illustrate an hypothesis.
> Here is a video of Stocks drilling what is clearly soft
> limestone. I cannot find an equivalent video demonstrating this
> process on hard granite.
> He also refers to the work piece as "stone" or "solid rock".
> He does not specify the type of stone. Which is of course of
> huge importance.
> Do you know of a video, moving image of granite, copper and bow
> Post Edited (02-Apr-15 10:12)
I always chuckle when I see Stocks try to convince his audience that he knows how ancient stonework was done. That video is a textbook example of the quackery that runs rampant in Egyptology. I love the way he quickly hand waves the notion that "they had a copper tube…", as if a 1 mm wall copper tube existed anywhere during the dynastic era. No description of how such tubes could have been made. No shred of evidence that such tubes ever existed. And he doesn't even try to make a hole with such a de novo tool to show that it could actually even be done at all. Instead he uses a prefabricated tool to role-play his harebrained idea. He might as well have claimed that since they had copper they also must have had wires and therefore surely we're capable of generating electricity. How Stocks ever became an authority in ancient Egypt stonework is anyone's guess, except perhaps that his peers love him simply because the quackery he preaches is self-consistent with their own fantasies.