Driving on Air and a prophetic 'Stone Age' Technology against Global Warming
Temperature records, increasing numbers and intensities of storms,
floodings, wildfires, droughts... How will climate change proceed? How intense, and how fast?
decades of public and scientific debates about the causes
and parameters, the recent trend is clearly speaking for a severe
the climate within an alarmingly short time. The atmosphere
and oceans are showing signs of a potential escalation towards
conditions on earth. Nobody can stop the accumulating
that is escaping faster and faster out of the perma frost regions and
seabeds, triggered by the heat-trapping global greenhouse made of CO2.
The greenhouse effect of methane surpasses CO2 by 25 times or more...
It has become difficult to communicate the steeply rising degree of urgency to
the public and the complex blend of influencing
factors makes it hard to predict what will happen exactly.
Whatever that is, it will change everything, very fast.
and more warning voices are leaving the conservative establishment and their classic economic priorities. The concept of basic
international contracts and rules, to achieve the reduction of
greenhouse emissions, seems not enough to stop the scary
development. It is like scratching on the surface of the (melting)
"iceberg"... The question is not anymore, only, how to reduce the greenhouse gas
emissions. We will have to find a way to reduce the temperatures directly. Planet Earth has become a kind of vast industrial stress experiment that is damaging our
natural habitat in the universe, the fauna and flora, the soil,
the oceans, and the atmosphere. We are studying and documenting that depressing process in
plain detail so that we can learn about it, daily, in the news and
science forums. Reports of desintegrating life zones pull a lot of
media interest. New revolutionary green technologies, on
the other hand,
or keen ideas of geoengineering (however weird they may appear), are
introduced in the mainstream media. Some have been attacked or rediculed.
Many useful inventions or findings for a better, greener, easier way of
life can hardly make it to a major market, or it happens very, very
there is a 'stop button' for the doom, where is it?
Organic photovoltaics could become a smart technology to generate electric power because
certain versions could become cheap and lightweight. OPV can be done
even in transparent layers. Screens and windows can contain it. Hopefully, we will see skyscrapers wrapped in
silicium or with OPV coatings. The same technology could recharge the electric cars. Most cars are parking or driving in daylight, hence we are
throwing away up to 30 clean free kilometers
per day. (Panasonic, Toyota, and Tesla, and others are allegedly doing something about it, currently. Steps in the right direction at an interesting point of
time considering the introduction of the first Solar Cell in 1954(!) by researchers of the Bell Laboratories).
And what did we achieve in terms of electric recuperation? While certain commuter trains were featuring that technology,
already a century ago, we went on using sheer friction to slow the ride. We loose power, each time when
stepping on the brake pedal, thereby producing millions of tons of unhealthy sorts of dust.
of billions of dollars went
in the development of the modern automobiles, and their infrastructures, running with mostly one or two persons on board, emitting
greenhouse gases, killing forests, animals, and
plants. The industrial automobile sells ores, oil, and
rubber. This is why we have them heavy, thirsty, dirty, and why
they still can't fly (unseen certain latest developments
of companies of admirable, courageous private inventors and
investors). Cars were tailored to reach the work place, daily,
or a mid
distance weekend destination. The easier to build and to
maintain electric car is said to have a heavy battery and it takes a
bit long for charging, not mentioning the economic hurdles. And,
yet, it's not just solar-, hydro-, and wind energy enabling
electric mobility - 'fueling' the oponents of the electric car.
forgotten, or nearly unknown: the old and simple
compressed air car. When we would combine that super lightweight
technology with a small electric compressor, and photovoltaic layers
over the bodywork, the air compression tank could refill in daylight.
The speed and
range is only limited by the possible air pressure, the
volume of the compression tank, and by the design of the
motor. Creating these air pressure engines could perhaps 'save'
parts of the yet existing combustion engine industry. (Maybe, along with
a future generation of hydrogen based combustion drives...).
A lightweight compression
from composite materials could be integrated in the bodywork to nearby
the stiffness of the structure. That
could become a very powerful, spacious, and lightweight
vehicle. It could also become a very safe car because the compressed
air tank could be connected with an outside&inside
airbag system. Besides
the electric car, this could be the most affordable, or elegant way to
the number of involved
industries would be overviewable. Such a
car would be dirt cheap. It would make the customer fairly
independent. The motor
would not produce much heat. This means that the engine parts can be
made of lightweight materials. These cars
could have every thinkable design, whatsoever. They could be made for
delivery of Pizza, or they could transport your family. They could as
well work in form of a school bus or as a tractor. When a small tank
for bio gas or hydrogen is connected, additionally, besides the compressed air tank,
the power of the engine can be further reinforced. An inverse method
could be useful too: Air compression to generate electric power
for driving. The air pressure tank will weigh far less than any known
battery. Further advantages could be a higher longtime efficiency and a
least possible complexity to build it. And the toxicity of batteries?
...Not a problem with a tank that is containing compressed air, made of
composites to stand a very long time. A lot will depend on how
good, how light, how cheap, and how 'green' the coming generation of
batteries will show. However, the simplicity and the low weight speaks
for research on the air compression drive technology, offering perhaps
a very simple and green way of efficient mobility. The scalable energy density
mass and volume) could make it interesting for aviation,
too. To build an air pressure tank stronger, very safe,
and lightweight is possible and likely easier than making batteries of same energy capacity and weight.
Here is an example for the air compression technology (The very city-specific design is certainly not showing the limits...)
In a near future, the cars could get airborne. Retractable wings could make them flying
tight over green speedways. The 'Ground Effect Vehicle' could become a clean solution
to close the gap between driving and flying because a GEV could
have retractable wings
and wheels, so that it can drive downtown, following a foot-level flight over a green intercity expressway (yes, why not with grass on it).
Controlling the traffic safety of GEVs, by modern computers, should
be easier than running a classic car driverless through the
city rush hour. A GEV could be propelled by electric impeller jet drives, integrated in the wings. The retractable wings
can be designed smaller as of a conventional plane, but they would increase the active
photovoltaic surface (way bigger exposed surface as of a conventional SUV, or so). Very
interesting is that they can travel over water, and over snow and
ice, or over sands, or over marshland... Certain versions will even lift off and land vertically (VTOL).
Time is needed
to make tools and toys different or better, but time
is running out
due to the runaway development of the average atmospheric and oceanic
parameters. We need a radical
reforestation policy asap, photovoltaics virtually everywhere, bio
composites, wooden materials wherever making sense, and less burning,
mining, and smelting. Hopefully, wooden log
will become more popular but in connection with significant
campaigns. We could use more Carbon in our building materials (e.g.
timber) but we need to get it out of the atmosphere (more forests could
do that). Storms and earthquakes can not so easily destroy a well done
log home. Lightweight eco friendly drives may allow to surpass the
traditional paradigm of
'making&moving by burning'. Many sorts of plants, besides
can be used to
make superb fibers and textiles with very specific properties. Some can
be used also in the form of
composites, to create all sorts of durable and lightweight products.
not eco-friendly wearables instead of petroleum based chemical
turbines, designed to use the funnel effect, could be
embedded into the common architecture for charging batteries
inbuilt in the
walls, nearby improving thermal insulation, just like the photovoltaic roof tiles...
are a clever and well working rural irregation strategy, even in sand
deserts. They can irrigating oases in certain desert conditions (working almost
like a miracle). At the moment we have quite a lot of arid land on earth! We could likely survive on a hot
rainforest planet but certainly not on an overheated planet with raging
superstorms and floodings. 'Terra
Forming' is a term that was meant for the future exploration of other planets. But before
settling on Mars, or so, we might be better adviced to launch a Terra Reforming project on earth. We have to rethink what economy should do, and what
it should not do, to man and nature. Since we learned of
the urgent need to avoid greenhouse gas emissions, it should actually become
politically and financially far easier to invent or propose smarter things for happy people and a happy planet. But is this already so? Has it become easier?
Once, we were told that a significant rise of
the sea level could happen in 500 years or so. That number was
going down rapidly, now, throughout touching presently living
generations (in the case of certain 'Abrupt Global Warming' scenarios). Meanwhile, all sorts of severe weather
is haunting us in many places on earth. We have seen it coming,
though, yet we're burning
oil and coal as usual. Many ingenious people presented great
ideas over the past decades, but the
breakthrough is hindered by an obviously distorted understanding
of how a
blue planet actually works. Still,
some people claim that it's not all coming from mankind's carbon emissions, or that it is mainly the solar factor changing the
climate etc... Looking at the graphs, it seems too late for that discussion.
We need an air conditioner for planet Earth!
The utopia A TIME OF GOLDEN SKIES describes a fairly crazy sounding fictional concept. The
protagonists/adventurers learn that the Great Pyramid of Giza has been secretly
identified as a gigantic shooting device, a thermodynamic system of
chambers, created to eject liquefied gold through the upper two diagonal 'airshafts', so fast and so
high into the sky that it can reach or surpass the top layers of the
atmosphere, high enough to cover great parts of the earth
with gold particles, just like a global molecular confetti rain, or so. The process
shall enhance the infrared reflectivity of the planet, to reduce the average temperatures of
the otherwise rapidly heating up surface, atmosphere, and oceans.
The Great Pyramid - a divine/alien/human installation to prevent extinction on Earth?! Yes, that was
a part of my initial idea for a Christian faith based science fiction
story, partly inspired by certain mysterious prophecies in the Bible. However, the
longer I was pulled into that topic, the more I had to
wonder: "Could it even be true?"
In the meantime, a leading Professor of a renown German Institute of Thermodynamics, has
roughly calculated (scalable) the necessary pressure to around
3500 bar to occur in the 'King's Chamber' for escalating a 10kg liquid mass of gold to
fly into near earth space, pushed through the northern and southern s.c. 'Air
Shafts'. That is a similar pressure occurring as in certain Common Rail Diesel motors.
Generating that energy could be
achieved by a reacting sled-piston-compressed gas mix from
Gallery'. Hydrogen, methane, and other light rising gases can be generated
by e.g. pyrolysis, in the deepest chamber, the 'Subterranean Chamber'.
first initial gas explosion in the s.c. 'Queen's Chamber', and
the adjacent access corridor, shall produce enough sudden pressure to
push a gigantic piston sled upwards, running on rollerbearings inside
the aslant 'Grand Gallery'. That will compress all the air and gas mix
from the GG into the KC... But while trying to understand the 'pyramid
bang', we may first have to look at a few fundamental thoughts.
'King's Chamber', located centrally inside of an artificial mountain of
rock (so to say), is certainly solid enough to withstand a far higher
pressure as in a Diesel motor.
Thus, it could basically push significant masses of a heavy or a
precious metal very high, toward the northern and the southern
and countries, in the gaseous form, to be spread by jet streams or
the coriolis force etc... The diagonal angles of these remarkable
their specific design,
could throughout indicate the intended function as acceleration runs,
with their over
lengths, allowing unprecedented long ballistic trajectories of a
metal material that will become a gas during its hypersonic flight. The
air friction, at such multiple supersonic velocities, will be furtherly
up the liquid metal. It will transform into the gaseous
state while still trapped in the slipstream behind a (e.g.) shock-burned
ceramic lump of clay. Pushed by the glueing/sealing clay (or plaster) inside the shafts or, maybe, inside of special embedded tubes.
Certainly the inner walls of the shafts/tubes will get gilded, reducing
the friction. Specs and details may become subject to research, but I
physical principles hinted, here, appear plausible enough to consider
that roughly presented, seemingly 'absurd' suggestion (after the
initial laugh has calmed down). Someone
attempted, or rather planned
ahead for the eons to come, enabling rescue of human life
and nature on earth. Someone who ruled or
influenced the deep ancient past (at the least) and, who, obviously, could see sharply into the future.
Pre-installed vertical grooves are to find in the 'Antechamber', an access room made of granite, leading to the KC. It is apparently designed for a huge 'high load' valve system consisting of three
bulkheads, or portcullis. Presumably, they are as best to be built from steel, obviously pulley-connected to the giant sled-piston
system in the Grand Gallery (also a rust resistant steel construction
to stand the dynamic forces, the big range of temperatures, and the humidity). The
vertical rails, for closing the
three bulkheads/portcullis (thereby to ignite the reaction in the KC),
will have to be anchored in these said granite grooves that are carved in
ancient masons (the grooves are partly damaged but likely repairable). That
triple portcullis valve
system will be defining how much pressure the red granite block
lined King's Chamber can take, thus, how far the gold
gas can fly, in the slipstream behind a leading nose of ceramics which is keeping the golden gas jet on
54 little niches, meant to contain the roller bearings for the piston sledge in the
GG, had been carved into the ledges (again, by the ancient masons!).
Normally, the necessary interior installations and repair works could
be completed by mortal humans of today with stuff that is to find in a building materials & hardware store.
five 'Relief Chambers', stacked on top of the King's Chamber, will as
well contain inflammable gases. Their reaction shall
dampen AND increase the pressure in the KC, at the same time! Their counteracting cascade-like reaction
will happen in a prompt succession, within a fraction of a
second, ignited by the piezo effect occurring between the stone beams on top
and below each chamber. Between the ceiling beams, the gas can flow in and out as they had not been made air tight,
countless quartz particles will produce sparking,
due to the sudden change of static pressure in all the contact points.
That firing cascade will
stretch the duration and the maximum gas pressure in the KC. Splashing
water, in the 'Stone Sarcophagus', has now enough time to steam
up thereby increasing the insane gas pressure, inside the KC, even more! The
will finally release the clay-sealed gold charges, pushing them
through the upper two shafts whizzing them high into the northern and into the
sky (there is still an important mechanism to
ensure the synchronicity but it would take too much space to tell,
is, of course, a good question, how high the gold charges need to
climb. When you look at the map, you will find a lot of dry land in the
north (east of Europe and west of Russia) and a bit more in the
south of Giza (the entire African land mass down to the Cape).
Interestingly, the different angles of the shafts could match the two
different ballistic requirements to reach much of these land masses,
after the reentry. Some of the precious metal gas will be leaving the
charges while ascending like a kind of global sprinkler
system. The extreme density of the ballistic flight mass will be
penetrating the air, highly efficiently, spreading out an invisible
veil of gold on that same globe that our species had sprinkled with
blood and deprivation, over thousands of years.
is extremely effective covering large surfaces with surprisingly small
masses, so that a very thinly gilded surface can be reflecting highest
infrared radiation. A gold coin is enough to gild a full size
sculpture of a rider and his horse! We need, of course, not a visibly
closed gold coating of the earth's surface. Just a transparent, invisible
gold particles is enough. That cloud of gold could be
orbiting the planet and then be falling back down, much of it will cover dry
land. It will remain as an active reflector, as long as it occurs in
the sky or in the upper layer of the dry surface of the earth. Every single gold atom, in the low
orbit, in the atmosphere, or on the ground, will help to fight Global
Warming whilst increasing the infrared reflectivity (Albedo) of our planet!
Yes, that 'Stone
Age' mega machine is meant to gilden our planet, to pause or
halt Global Warming for a certain time, long enough, so that we
can have the opportunity (mercy would be the better term) to
"clean" our motherland in space, rethink our technical haste, and greedy
habits, our questionable ways of transport and food
production, and our bizarre social-economic concepts of wealth
distribution. Perhaps, we can finally end political or racial
unfriendliness and cruel traditions, replacing them with a deeply
ingraved desire for love and peace, in our hearts and minds...
hopefully, humanity can opt for life before running out of time
Alien theorists are expecting a powerful alliance, or a delegation of
astronauts coming back to earth, in an unknown future. Certain ancient
cultures, traditions, and religions stressed the return of their gods
inevitable core element of their believe concept. That wish, hope,
fear remained immanent in ancient cultures, rites, texts, and
buildings, reaching back to
the stone age. Pyramids and temples have mainly to do with the expected
eternal life, or the believe in it like the believe in something
that undoubtedly exists. Interestingly, after centuries of
when it became, scientifically seen, pure 'nonsense' the ancient dream
of immortality made it on the discussion board of modern science
ethics. In the age of super computers, artificial intelligence, and 3D
printing of lung tissue, livers, kidneys,
venes, or bones, you will scratch your head and think again...
you may ask your local Pastor concerning the future of mankind. What
he say when you allow him one single sentence? When he is leading a
Biblically oriented congregation, he might say something like: "The
Son of Man and His Kingdom of Heaven will return to bring eternal life,
fear and terror forever, but it will make a difference if He will find
us looking up, or running away."
the Great Pyramid, made of 6.25 million tons (estimated total mass) of
seamlessly set 2.5 tons heavy stone
blocks (average), take such a high pressure in her red granite block
Chamber, for propelling the instantly liquifying Gold so high into the
Perhaps daily, during the coming decades, or centuries even? Could she
distribute the gaseous gold towards the northern
and the southern hemisphere, reaching far out thus covering the
globe with a super thin golden layer that shall be reflecting more and more of the
radiation of the sun? Could that ancient
enigmatic monument be meant to halt the terrible dynamics of Global
Warming caused by our (obviously expected by the ancient builder/s)
industrial societies of the modern age? Can it give
us enough extra time to overcome mankind's economic think
barriers, destructive habits, and harmful technologies? Could it make us
sometimes 'giving' to each other instead of selling, 'receiving'
instead of buying? Could we still learn to become a human family of love and
peace? Could we sometimes connect to the potentially existing interstellar,
or intergalactic networks out there? Can we even become a new building block
of the Kingdom of Heaven? Or will we choose to live on as
economic conquerors and warriors, ruining our blue house
Great Pyramid of Giza is (also) a planetary life rescue apparatus, to say it in a
nutshell. Her many mathematical, numerological, and geometrical references show the character
of a divine memorial. It's a preeminent monument that proves the
intention and power to repair the fundamental life conditions on earth! Certain
incorporated numbers and features are without doubt indicating Biblical
connections, as several researchers had noticed, already,
centuries ago. The Giza Pyramids were built to perform several functions surpassing everything a Hollywood film maker could dare to dream of.
a prophet of the Old Testament, had announced an 'altar of stone',
important enough to become a 'sign and a witness to the LORD of hosts'. A written prophecy, obviously, expected to be met
in a remote future. That 'altar of stone'
shall be located in the 'midst of the land of Egypt' and 'at its
border'. 'Border' translates into "Giza", the elevated frontier point
Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. It is not believed that Isaiah had seen
or known the Giza Pyramids, or if he even knew more about their specific technical functions.
I guess that God had let him use prophetic words, hinting Giza, but concurrently protecting it as long as necessary because otherwise the
monument site would have become a focus of worse destruction and
seizure, like other significant places of conflicts in the human history. The specified location, and the term
'altar' is fitting perfectly because it could hint an elevated place
to sacrifice something of value.
second object of stone that is
also mentioned in Isaiah 19:19, the 'stone column' or 'pillar of
stone', is still
standing in a place that is, biblically, named 'Ir-Ha-Heres', the 'city
of destruction'. Once, it was known as 'Heliopolis' (Sun City) in
ancient Greek, or 'IUNU' in Egyptian
language. Huge temples had been destroyed, and then removed from there.
Today it is a district of Cairo. One single obelisk survived,
pointing skyward, in a little park, illuminated at night...
Will A TIME OF GOLDEN SKIES remain science fiction or could it even be?
Could the Great Pyramid of Giza become the last way out to halt Global
Warming, nearby mitigating those notorious warmongering attitudes of
nations and individuals, finally helping the leaders to see and feel how costly our gift of nature
and human life
actually is, before everything fades? Has
the 7th World Wonder been defying time for so long, to bail out
mankind? ...Inviting us to invest (or sacrifice) into a future of life, and can we
fix that ancient prophetic monument to let it embrace our (yet) blue
planet with its miraculous arms of gold?
it appears, we can still do something against Global Warming. It
will require to get humble, forgiving, wondering, learning, and
looking up to the skies & heavens...
>..."...Come on, John,
please..., slowly..., maybe... now... finally to the point...”
Sarah was woken up and began with mild bed gymnastics. Her injured
leg had reduced the swelling, but it was itchy and she hated it, not
being able to sit in her airplane, rehearsing the new routine. Also,
from her parachute she was fed up at the moment. The situation was
chastening. Just Elijah's love was a solace. So far, they had missed
the first two air shows of the season. Not good. However, Eli gave
her warmth and closeness. “...But now, crazy John and his fancy
speculations, and no way in sight to get rid of him this afternoon,”
Elijah was listening with
growing attention. He had developed some interest in Asian cultures.
As a professional adventurer and mountaineer, he could throughout
imagine to clamber around in a secret mountain cave or in a tomb,
discovering hidden treasures, and when possible, why not a formula or
equipment to save the world, about like a comic hero in the cinema,
“Ok, Sarah, it's the
pyramid... I mean, the Great Pyramid of Giza, ...of course!” John
pushed it hastily behind.
“Aaah, wow! How
original is that?! Thanks, John... Very interesting... Though.., you
know... That's actually enough for me today... Bye, John!” Sarah
lounged relaxed at Elijah's side and closed her eyes again.
Elijah persisted. “Wait
a minute. What exactly do you mean with 'Great Pyramid'? I thought
you're talking about a mysterious machine, or so? In this pyramid,
there are no buttons to press, or?” He would have preferred going
to explore a secret treasure cave. Pyramid climbing was somewhat
outside his spectrum of interest.
“Button not, ...no,
...although, ...almost! ...Something like that. A ball! It's a ball.
When you think it through, it's actually pretty close to a switch or
a lever. Though, it's just a ball... Seems unimpressive, but it
surpasses everything Indiana Jones could ever dream of. It appears so
strangely simple that no one came up with it, not even in our modern
times where rolling balls are considered as something self-evident...
I mean, when you only think of soccer, of tennis, ...or bowling,
...or billiards, or so... Everything is rolling, or?”
“What do you mean with
'a ball', John? What are you actually talking about?” Sarah lost
her patience, yet not her humor. Her voice came from underneath of
her blanket where she had just disappeared again.
journalists and scientists had been around there, conducting research
on the Great Pyramid of Giza. They've written thousands of books...
John, You're really not the first one who's putting attention on it.”
“Yes, I know it sounds
like a B-movie tale, but in reality, it's a huge apparatus. It's a
superhuman technical device and it addresses precisely the two most
serious threats on Earth, namely, global warming and the wickedness
amidst the nations. Both separates humanity from a vibrant future.
It's like a boundary between life and death. And yes! 'Frontier' or
'border' is a term into that 'Giza' can be translated, quite
literally! Interestingly, the name 'Cairo', of the neighboring mega
city, translates into 'Mars'. Mars was the name of a Roman god who
was associated with war. In Greece it was Ares, yet before that age.
You could interpret 'Giza' as the 'border' point or 'borderline'
between peace and war, or between life and death. It's also possible
to consider Giza purely geographically as a border, between Upper
Egypt and Lower Egypt! But that's not yet the full picture. Based on
a certain cartographic system, it's located exactly at the geometric
mass center of the dry land masses on the whole planet!”
please!” Sarah became slowly visible again. “Please, John, what
for a border? What for a ball?! What are you talking about?”
“...Hang on! Think,
I've read about something like that... somewhere, sometimes... ”
muttered Elijah in between.
“Right! ...The Dixon
Relics... They're called 'Dixon Relics'... Once, they were almost
discarded because they appeared so insignificant from a classical
studies point of view. For some time, they were even disappeared
completely. Today, they are exhibited in the British Museum, in
John had regained the
attention of the two stunt pilots. Sarah got a twinkle in her eyes as
if she would start the Lycoming of her Edge 540. Elijah was wondering
how to turn on a gigantic pyramid with a ball, for whatsoever...
“In 1872, a Scottish
railway engineer named Waynman Dixon, and his friend, Dr. James
Andrew Sandilands Grant, a physician with influential relations
practicing in Cairo titled there as Honorary Grant Bey, discovered
two small shaft openings behind thick limestone walls, in a chamber
that is located below the famous King's chamber. In their
cross-section, these shafts are about the size of a shoe box...”
“...How could they
discover shafts there when they were covered from stone walls?”
“Similar shafts were
known and accessible in the King's Chamber. Their mentor and client,
Charles Piazzi Smyth had suspected similar features in the Queen's
Chamber, underneath. Dixon had moved a candle flame slowly along the
walls, putting attention to the finest air movements. Then he pushed
a wire into a tiny gap and knocked off the walls for potential
resonance. Finally, when he was sure enough of hollow sounds, he
chiseled them carefully out. And bingo!, the gentlemen found indeed
two previously unknown shafts... Same position and orientation as
above. Their entrances were at the north wall and right opposite at
the south wall of the room. They had a similar diameter as those in
the King's Chamber. On the outer surface of the pyramid, however,
they are closed. They don't show exits at the outer walls, as the
upper two shafts do. The virtual exit points in their geometric
extensions are not marked anywhere, externally.”
John unpacked a huge
technical drawing. He eagerly rolled it out on Sarah's sickbed, right
in front of both astonished faces. It was depicting the Great
Pyramid, in her cross-section.
“...Dixon, of course,
...he wanted to bring home particular valuable treasures or at least
a mummy, but there was nothing like that. Instead, a nearly
fist-sized stone ball rolled out there... Guess that could have
rumbled pretty scary in the stuffy dark room. Certainly a frightening
experience when you've just opened a pyramid shaft, after many
thousands of years, with a torch and a chisel in your hands... and
then a stone ball is tumbling out there, like on a bowling alley or
so. Inside was also a wooden rod, and a funny little double sided
hook made of bronze. Except for the wooden stick, those things landed
in the British Museum in London, via complex detours and an
intermediate shelf life in the Museum of Aberdeen, in Scotland.”
“OK, John, and what
should we think about this very interesting stone ball and the
extraordinary double-whatsit-hook?” asked Sarah, noticeable getting
a little bored again...<
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