Serapeum (No Bull) – Ancient Technology Revealed

Serapeum at Saqqara

In my previous blog I mentioned the Unfinished Obelisk and the curious ancient marks in the red granite at Aswan Quarry.

The red stone transported to many places became amazing artifacts in Egypt, some many hundreds of miles from the quarry. Let’s look at three of these places.

First we see this stone at The Ramasseum.

This site has an amazing toppled granite statue. The red granite stone is from Aswan quarry hundreds of miles to the south.

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Shoulder of toppled granite statue Ramasseum.
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Closer look and a man for scale. Should off to right.
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Rainbow Warrior Yousef Awyan of KSAM beside the BIG GRANITE KNEE at the Ramasseum Egypt 2013
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Sandal Size ???
TFHL checks it out !
TFHL (me) checks it out with KSAM.

I was so astounded I took less photos than I should have. See unused pink camera.

Below is Canadian Geologist Suzan Moore regarding the head of the giant 2014. Yes we did discuss wardrobe before she left. Though she missed the scarf memo.

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Canadian Geologist Suzan Moore with KSAM 2014
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Toppled red granite statue at Ramasseum 2013. A remnant of ancient technology and cataclysm ?

How were these perfect ridges created on the toppled red granite statue ?

I say Ancients High Tech Tools.

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How was this made in red granite so evenly ????

Below we see the toppled granite giant. See the wall behind?

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Blurry from Google Earth topped giant top left and slightly bowed in wall.

It is bowed in. Perhaps an ancient ‘explosion’ between the two, toppled the statue and pressed that wall in ? Egyptologist and expert KSAM guide Mohammed Ibrahim pointed this curious fact out.

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Wider shot of the toppled giant.

Second we see another ancient site built from Aswan quartzite.

The Colosi of Memnon. The guy on the left is made from one solid piece.

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Colossi of Memnon


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TFHL at the Colossi of Memnon 2013

Third and best, the granite boxes underground at Saqqara. The Serapeum, one of the most extraordinarily mysterious creations of the ancient world.

Serapeum Box
Modern stoneworkers cannot recreate just one of over 20 ‘mirror polished’ granite boxes. How it was constructed, brought down underground and placed in the middle of a small niche is mind boggling.

I noticed this sign and finally took a picture of it once I was back on the bus. Guards are STRICTLY forbidden to give any information. So interesting that one is discouraged from asking questions. Never mind asking where the washroom is I guess 🙂

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Ask No Questions at the Serapeum of Saqqara. SERIOUSLY? Yes. Zoom in and read this sign. Guards are STRICTLY forbidden to give any information.
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Serapeum entrance back in the old days….what lies below that camels feet will amaze you!
Down we go in 2013….
Over door as one enters.
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Simple early map of Serapeum layout
As soon as I entered I saw knobbies on a large box to my left.

These large knobs are seen frequently on stone structures in Peru and Bolivia.

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Stephen Mehler point to bumps.
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Wall in Peru with similar bumps.

On this tour we saw them in Egypt too. To the delight of Brien Forester who was visiting for the first time with us.

Below are the knobbies on the 3rd pyramid we saw the first day of our tour.

Brien and the bumps.
TFHL selfie at the Bumps on pyramid 3

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Back at the Serapeum we find our selves in a surreal underground environment. Recently opened to the public, we are privileged to be one of the first groups to visit. It has that nice woody Home Depot new flooring smell.

Sunlit entrance and box with knobbies behind man.

The official story of the place is for the tomb of the Apis Bulls of Ancient Egypt. In fact the host/guard of the site was quite emphatic to show me a small marking on one of the large granite boxes depicting a bull.

“Apis Bull Madame. Apis Bull. See here Madame. Apis Bull. This place is for Apis Bull. You can see that Madame.”

His desire in pointing so vehemently to this mark, I suppose, was to satisfy any potential curiosity about what I was going to behold. NOT. Besides I thought he was strictly forbidden to give me any information. I guess his style was more of a ‘This is what it is and no questions’ type 🙂

I said thank you.

Small bull marking at Serapeum
Thanks to Stephen Mehler for supplying this photo of the tiny bull in the hieroglyph I am speaking about.

Stephen told us this mark was “Added much later by “dynastic” peoples who believed boxes were for bulls.” The inscription is saying: “Wizzer-Apis”=”Osiris-Apis” which becomes “Serapis” in Greek–the origin of term “Serapeum”. No where does it say that bulls were buried here.

Touring with KSAM one is constantly reminded to look through time. Historical time is displayed to us all at once at an ancient site. The transformation of the site through time must be considered.

Ones who build sites originally may abandoned them. Others rediscover and reuse/reinterpret the sites again and yet again through history.

We must use logical discernment to sort through the layers of times physical evidence. Then the unbiased truth of each site is revealed. Realizing the marks on the boxes were not put there by the creators of the boxes, was a key bit of knowledge. Most frustratingly the most ancient things in Egypt sport no original markings.

Niches on wall and unpolished box. Is this proof polishing was finished below ?

Yousef also showed us ‘remnant under the lid evidence’ of what seemed to look like dried liquid. Perhaps a forgotten process may have been used to polish the boxes when they were placed. That curiosity is currently under investigation by KSAM.

The walls near the entrance were filled with small niches cut out for some past purpose. I am guessing that a later people carved the niches for adoration/ritual purposes.

Maybe ancient people upon rediscovering this site sold tour plaques saying “I was here. Blessed by Bulls”. Then if you liked, placed a plaque for 10 of some currency so others would know of your devotion to the Bulls! Just a guess.


Another amazing thing you notice is the construction of the perfectly formed arches cut into the bedrock. Yousef asks us ‘What source of light did they use?  No soot from oxygen sucking torches was evident. How could they breath?”

What is this place?

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Perfectly arched tunnels. Who cut it out? Why? How?
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The new wooden floor had small windows so one could see the original dirt floor.
TFHL is grateful to be at The Serapeum with KSAM 2013.

An amazing underground tunnel system, reminding me of a subway station. The perfection of the curve in the original walls is confounding. How could such perfection be achieved in the dark one story underground ?

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TFHL’s mind is being blown away….

Even the indents in the boxes are polished. Interestingly can you see an empty cartouche oval scratched into a box. Obviously etched in much later than the box was put here. Just waiting for someone to buy the space on this rediscovered marvel. ‘YOUR NAME HERE’

These inferior scratches were so obviously created by others, much later than the people who actually constructed the magnificent box. The scratched in line across the top wasn’t even straight.

Also one can see at top right, there is a wider space between the vertical etched in line and box edge than the space between it and box edge at bottom..

Highly polished granite box. Empty etched in cartouche space for sale. Lines not drawn straight.
Inferior scratched in writings onto an amazingly constructed highly polished ancient artifact.
Photographer Beatrice and the scratched in lettering. High polish reflects the light on the perfectly cut 90 degree box corner.

Who constructed these granite boxes and how did they move them far underground perfectly centered into niches staggered along a hallway ?


All boxes are made from one piece of stone.

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Blown into by the early explorers with explosives.

Engineer and ancient Egyptian researcher Christopher Dunn visited the Serapeum with us in 2013 and also in years previously. These are the famous photos of Chris showing the precise construction inside a black granite box.

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Researcher and authour Chris Dunn at Serapeum. Note the reflection of his hand in the perfect mirror polish of the lid.

Chris is authour of The Giza Power Plant and more recently, The Lost Technologies of Ancient Egypt, He once questioned a company in the business to create a granite box like this. If money were no object, he asked, could they do it for him? Answer: Out of one piece ? No. They would have to glue the box together. The internal 90 degree cut outs are not doable.


Inside a polished black granite box one can see the amazing internal 90 degree cut angles and high polish of this ancient artifact,

So officially we are taught the ancient people created, BY HAND, the entire complex of the Serapeum, then by copper hand tool again, these beautiful stone boxes out of some of the hardest stone available. (See MOHS scale for impossibility) Then dragged these multi-ton boxes down underground and centred them in offset carved out niches and finally polished them with perfection ?

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Inside the box photo I took in 2013. See the 90 degree construction in the inside corners ? Also the highly polished surface.
Was this cut by hand ?

Can copper cut granite to this perfection ?

Jeanne Simpson Dunn and TFHL excited as all heck to be at The Serapeum.


Were these boxes storing large quantities of power for the Giza Power plant Chris Dunn writes of ? A free energy enjoyed by the advanced ancient cultures ?

Opening a door to where tourists do not go.

Behind the locked door we see the original dirt floor.

Also an original niche without a box.

Check out video on the KSAM website for another interesting fact Willie discovers about this cut in the stonework.
Scarab beetle scuttles along the ancient floor in this off limits area.

Touring to Egypt was one of the most powerful experiences of my life. Please consider a trip to Egypt. KSAM is the best loved locally, safest and most interesting company you can hope to learn with.

Please visit soon with KSAM. The Serapeum is prepared for tourists.

Enjoy this video with Yousef Awyan at The Serapeum.

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Yousef Awyan of KSAM and friends, with the boxes of the Serapeum at Saqqara

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