Lost Technology at Aswan Egypt

In April 2013 I toured Egypt with

The Khemit School of Ancient Mysticism.

This school is open to all, run by oral tradition keeper

Yousef Awyan and his extraordinary wife Patricia. They teach Khemitology.

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Yousef and Patricia Awyan of the KSAM

On their first Techno-Spiritual Tour I learned about a pre-dynastic Egyptian culture called KMT.

See info at this blogs end to join their tour to Peru/Bolivia this fall.

Khemit was a very ancient culture. It was known to be a true global hub and the home of all 42 tribes of man. It also was known to have advanced technology. The Khemit School is who you MUST tour with to see the artifacts put into proper historical context.

Entering Aswan Quarry

I took this picture above upon arrival at the famous red granite Quarry at Aswan. Here is the main source for the red granite seen carved into the many amazing artworks, temples and artifacts throughout Egypt. Many of these are found hundreds of miles north of here. How it was cut, transported and why is not always clear.

One thing is very clear, it is the home of the amazing Unfinished Obelisk.

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Looking around this area one can see silent proof of lost ancient technology. For example this wall created by a smooth cut into the granite.

Precise Wall cut at Aswan Quarry
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Precise Rock Wall cut Aswan Quarry, Egypt
Who made this smooth cut ?

It reminded me of the cuts one can see in Peru here below.

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Cut out rock face Peru

Luckily the awesome Peru/Boliva researcher Brien Foerster was with us to see it. Hidden Inca Tours is his site.

I also noticed the odd precise cuts in this rock pictured below.

Curious cuts Aswan

However the most famous feature is the remains of an Unfinished Obelisk. This is the largest obelisk ever created in Egypt but never removed from the quarry.

Perhaps an ancient cataclysm interrupted, cracking the stone. I suspect this ancient traumatic event ended the technologically advanced global culture thriving at that time.

Below you can see the long edge of the obelisk laying horizontally in the rock.


Upon closer inspection I began to see little triangular notches cut into the granite. These were more modern attempts by the Romans to quarry the stone. The cuts would be filled with wet wood, left to swell cracking the granite away.


Obvious Roman quarry technique

The less obvious quarry marks were the most ancient.

They appeared like smooth scoops. Our wonderful guide Yousef Awyan pointed out the curious marks. Here is a photo of these curious marks next to a stone Dolerite pounder.


These Dolerite pounders are the ‘official story’s’ tool used to create the unfinished obelisk. These small pounding rock tools are laying about the site. The type of rock and it’s hardness is not always a consistent bit of information. However a geologist friend of mine, who toured with The Khemit School’s second Techno-Spiritual Tour in 2014, will be reporting on the composition of these and other samples from Egypt soon.

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Tools for obelisk building. Pick a rock and start pounding !

Here is a demonstration, by our site host, of how the ancient people cut the stone. He showed us how the small pounders are dropped onto the granite. It seemed like a very inefficient, inexact way to construct. I asked if this was the true technique why the many tourists had not pounded out another obelisk yet ?

He laughed.


But what type of tool would be able to make these smooth swathes through the very hard red granite ?? It looks like it was melted away or softened and shaped.

The granite was so easily cut, like butter.

Smooth swathes cut from Granite at Aswan


Did someone practice here ?

Above you can see more of these regular consistent looking scoop cuts taken from the very hard granite right next to Roman marks. These much older scoop marks seem to be done quite easily and evenly. The ancient marks just do not seem to be done by hand.

The cross section of different quarry marks were every where. Exploring around this amazing site we were looking through time. Observing high technological evidence mixed alongside less sophisticated Roman and modern quarry works.



Below guide leader Yousef Awyan shows us the blade width of the Roman work. You can see two levels of cut marks on this stone. The blade was about as wide as Yousef’s hand.



However when one looks into the trench around the unfinished obelisk one sees ‘swath like cuts’. These larger more ancient marks seem to flow through the hard granite with a consistent eerie ease.




Above we see Brien going down closer to get shots of the smooth cuts. I took a closer shot so you can see how the wide swath cuts lay in vertical strips along the inside of the trench wall.


Below is a picture inside the channel at Aswan, with the 1200 ton unfinished obelisk on the right side. Could this work have been done with oval dolerite pounding rocks as some academics contend?


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Tip of Unfinshed Obelisk Aswan Egypt
How did they cut the top of this tip away from the bedrock with a round pounder ?

Below is Beatrice, our tour photographer, and authour Christopher Dunn at the tip of the obelisk. Chris was with us to share his research on ancient technology. His fabulous books The Giza Power Plant and The Lost Technology of Ancient Egypt are a must read.


Here are a few selfies I took at this famous site 🙂



Beatrice, authour Stephen Mehler and Christopher Dunn then walked underneath a second unfinished obelisk where one could see even more up close evidence of the lost technology for cutting granite. I took these photos as they descended. See my shadow with sun hat and scarf fringe ???



Look at the size of the tool marks left on the wall.

Notice the mens hands are so small compared to the Roman blade cuts we saw earlier.

What type of tool could have made these smooth vertical ridge like cuts ?


From down under and beside this smaller unfinished obelisk you can see the smooth cuts flowing up and under the rock.

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Who would want to be the last one to cut?

I wonder how they planned to lift this obelisk up and out ? Did they apply anti gravity while cutting ?

Where did all the off cut debris go ? Was it merely melted away ?

So many questions.

I now understood how people using hand held round Dolerite pounders or softer Copper tools could NOT have left this evidence. The man pictured in the trench below could not have made by hand, the consistent granite ridges beside him with his softer pounder.

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I can do it… just give me a ton more guys and a long time….zzzzzzzzz

The most mysterious and convincing evidence can be seen once we consult the MOHS scale.

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This scale is used in geological science to rate stone hardness. The hardness of Granite is 7. The official story says this granite was cut with Copper or round Dolerite pounders. The hardness of Copper on the MOHS scale is 2.5 – 3.5. Dolerite contains Pyroxene a hard silicate mineral with a hardness of 5 to 6.5.

Besides the softness, how one could make a sharp cut with a round pounder is beyond mysterious. Not to mention the inefficient vast amount of time needed for the projects completion.

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One would have a hard time creating an enormous granite obelisk with a copper tool or a simple rock pounder.

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So the official story, by our own science, is seemingly impossible. Your tool would wear away before any granite was cut. We can see by the hardness scale this is impossible. Granite needs diamond to cut it.

Or a perhaps a lost technology based on sound or light, something we have forgotten.

In the document left to us by Matilda McElroy one can learn of ancient miners who used stone cutting technologies. These technologies, it is said, are left to us pictured in ancient stone statues. One of those statues mentioned is the Ponce Stela in Bolivia.

On tour with Hidden Inca Tours in November 2013, I took this photo of the Ponce Stela in the courtyard of the Kalasasaya temple, Tiahuanako Bolivia. This statue, according to Matilda’s information, represents an ancient miner. The hands hold advanced tools in holsters.





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Here are a few photos from behind him. He is made of softer than granite rock. The artistic details are awesome.





I also took a picture of two more similar statues. One in the same court yard and a larger one in the museum.






Perhaps a deeper look into the information available to us is warranted. The oral traditions handed down through Yousef Awyan and the Khemit School, along with Matilda McElroy’s information is so inspiring.

What ancient lost technology can we regain from true open minded study ?

We have nothing to lose but our outdated historical timeline by trying.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Verna says:

    Thanks Beata….I really enjoyed this piece

    Sent from my iPad. Vvsmith@shaw.ca



    1. Thanks…did you like the Chakra one too 🙂


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