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The Giza Power Plant: Technologies of Ancient Egypt

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Did a highly advanced civilization exist in prehistory? Is the Giza Pyramid a remnant of their technology? Then, what was the power source that fueled such a civilization? The technology of harmonic resonance, claims renowned master craftsman and engineer Christopher Dunn. In a brilliant piece of reverse engineering based on twenty years of research, Dunn reveals that the ...more
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Published August 1st 1998 by Bear & Company
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My Pseudonym
May 26, 2010 My Pseudonym rated it it was amazing
One of the best books available - on what many people believe - to be the true function regarding the Great Pyramid of Giza. Christopher Dunn has been a mechanical engineer for more than 40 years. He presents a serious, open-minded, and very strong hypothesis to support his power plant theory.

The tomb theory is picked apart throughout the book, however, many will be surprised to know that out of all the pyramids in Egypt (100-odd), not one original body has been discovered to support the orthodo
Jun 03, 2009 John rated it it was amazing
I got to go to Egypt in 2006. I had already read this book, but being inside the Great Pyramid made this book real for me. When you are in Egypt, and you see all the tombs and temples and ceremonial centers you see the Egyptians "wrote" on everything. In places like Dendra (it means "house of bread") they even carved/painted the ceilings! You can see writing all over the tombs in the valley of the Kings.
But look inside the Great Pyramid, which is supposed to be a tomb. It is the grandest structu
Feb 02, 2009 Jeroen rated it it was amazing
It is always intriguing to read something out of the ordinary. Like Charles Hapgoods wonderful book 'Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings', this book also really tingles your imagination. It brings some really hard evidence to the table for an alternative interpretation of the 'function' of the pyramids of the Giza complex. Like Robert Bauval before him, he might eventually be proven right, which would really change the way we should think about ourselves and our 'recent' history. Added to the data fro ...more
Debasish Das
Oct 11, 2013 Debasish Das rated it it was amazing
Somehow I tried to refrain myself from boring you with the technical nuances and minute details of this theory, but amazed as I am just like millions of readers, could not stop myself from highlighting the aspects that I liked in the book. The author writes with simplicity yet with authority, and it is a pleasure to appreciate the logical reasonings..The pictures and diagrams in the book are excellent in explaining the many concepts described in the rather short and succinct book of 250 pages..r ...more
Nov 11, 2009 Simon rated it liked it
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Aug 18, 2007 Gary rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: engineering-minded people,
This book was very intriguing. Dunn's hypothesis, that the Great Pyramid at Giza functioned as a power plant via the prinicples of resonance and crystal amplification, is amazing but seemingly unverifiable. He approaches the design and function of the pyramid from an engineers viewpoint and makes some remarkable observations concerning the tools and techniques that would have been required to build what we see there today. He shows examples of tool marks on stones in the area of the pyramid that ...more
Megan Lovejoy
May 17, 2009 Megan Lovejoy rated it really liked it
Although parts of the book are a bit far fetched, some very intriguing thought is put into the technological conjectures proposed. I would forward that there may be an alternate application for the configuration of the pyramids with the advent of LED technology and our understanding of how electrons emit light energy when an initiating electrical charge is applied. Could we have a beacon, rather than a power source?
Sebastian Szwarc
Jul 07, 2014 Sebastian Szwarc rated it really liked it
Shelves: tajemnice
For reader living in Europe - the most annoying thing in whole book is using non-metrical measure systems by author. Book is full of technical details and measurements and it is very difficult to follow and imagine stupid units like cubic feet , inches etc. Otherwise very solid work, reminds me about how little we know about the past.
Vrinda Pendred
Jun 26, 2015 Vrinda Pendred rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This was a fascinating book I'd long wanted to read after seeing the author speak on the History Channel's 'Ancient Aliens' programme. The first half of the book focuses on alternative explanations for how the ancient Egyptians could have built the Great Pyramid. It begins with an in-depth discussion of why traditional archaeological explanations are physically impossible. It then highlights all the descriptions in the ancient texts, as well as texts from other global cultures on the subject of ...more
Nov 23, 2011 Jason rated it liked it
Recommended to Jason by: Nodozejoze
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Chris Marchan
Aug 05, 2013 Chris Marchan rated it really liked it
This is the author I have been looking for. Christopher Dunn comes across as a man of very reputable and learned background. He is NOT an archeologist, which is one point in his favor. He brings a very succinct and encompassing light to the mysteries of the Cheops pyramid. He has brought together the elements of advanced "Pythagorean" geometry, geomancy, harmonics, and his specialty tools and machines. He is really on to something here. It just feels right.

I found most of what he writes in this
Babak Fakhamzadeh
Apr 15, 2013 Babak Fakhamzadeh rated it liked it
Shelves: classical-times
Very interesting and credible enough theory on how the pyramid of Khufu actually once operates as, basically, a giant engine, amplifying micro waves to be used as a power source.
The author easily shows there is ample circumstantial evidence that Egyptians used power tools to fashion the pyramids and puts forward a reasonable theory, if fantastic, that explains many of the awkward quirks of the great pyramid, as well as others.

The only problem I have with the book is that the author displays many
Jun 22, 2015 Pete rated it really liked it
This book was absolutely fascinating. I started reading it thinking that it would be completely outlandish, and was so enthralled I finished it in just 2 days. The painstaking detail he went through to prove how the Giza Pyramid could be used as a microwave power generator turned me into a believer, but with some exceptions. And these are what kept me from rating it 5 stars. 1. If the pyramids were built as power stations, as opposed to burial chambers or some other function, then other pyramids ...more
Jul 08, 2012 Markus rated it really liked it
Stumbled a bit upon this one. Never had any interest in the esoteric archeology field, however most of this book is more an analysis on the construction of the pyramids from an expert engineering / stone mason point of view. Up to now the explanation of how the pyramids were constructed was left to archeologists who, of course, have no idea about technology and engineering.

Dunn comes up with a lot of prove why the construction of the pyramids is not even possible with our technology we have toda
Matthew Petti
Sep 28, 2012 Matthew Petti rated it it was amazing
Unlike many of the pyramid theories, Christopher Dunn presents an unusual but important discovery. Written from an engineer's perspective, his impeccable attention to all details of the Great Pyramid has proven to me his ability to reverse engineer what is obviously a sophisticated machine deriving its power from the harmonics between the earth and the stars to which it is finely tuned. His revolutionary theory is the first to address the synergy of components in the pyramid, which most people w ...more
Sebastian Szwarc
Jan 30, 2015 Sebastian Szwarc rated it it was amazing
For reader living in Europe - the most annoying thing in whole book is using non-metrical measure systems by author. Book is full of technical details and measurements and it is very difficult to follow and imagine stupid units like cubic feet , inches etc. Otherwise very solid work, reminds me about how little we know about the past.
Jan 21, 2008 Tom rated it it was amazing
I was researching something else at the library and came across this gem. This is some great fringe reading. I don't know if I really believe the guy but I love reading about fringe archeology. If this guy didn't set up his theory around the pyramid being a power plant, we'd have a viable alternative energy source idea. Think about it, a large scale tuning fork stuck in one of the most seismically active areas on the planet.
Jul 30, 2008 Brian rated it really liked it
Very interesting information about the possible technologies in ancient times. The book looks at what we have, and the author works backwards into figuring out what they would have needed in order to machine the stones and build the pyramids.

Some of the things they did were just crazy. No way it was a bunch of primative fools with chisles and hammers.
Jul 18, 2013 Marc rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Krish Webb
First of all, this book provided for some very surreal synchronistic moments. But just on content alone, it was a fascinating read. It took a very logical, mechanical, and engineering approach which was refreshing. Some unique and crazy ideas. The Great Pyramid, a machine, love it!
Weezie Macdonald
Oct 31, 2013 Weezie Macdonald rated it really liked it
Very interesting stuff. Very detailed and raised some excellent questions and hypothesis. Got a bit technical in places (which I guess is necessary for credibility), but I had to re-read several sections to get it. If you are into this stuff, it's a must read.
Eric Bradford
Sep 08, 2012 Eric Bradford rated it liked it
Interesting. Not sure I agree with his theory of Pyramids use, but that he questions traditional Egyptologists/Historians is to be applauded. I agree that current mainstream theories are in error.
Jun 08, 2012 Alan rated it it was amazing
Brilliant! This book does an excellent job of rationally and scientifically debunking a lot of the 'theory' regarding the pyramids, without making any rash assertions of its own.
Feb 25, 2013 Ballstopicasso rated it really liked it
unlike most ancient alien theorist books this one is actually purely scientific and relates observations and facts only.
Theresa Crater
Jul 17, 2010 Theresa Crater rated it it was amazing
An engineer looks at the Great Pyramid--and sees something different.
Ernie Dawson
Oct 20, 2010 Ernie Dawson rated it really liked it
A very very very interesting read. I'm guessing on the date read.
Jun 23, 2011 Hep rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science
amazing read. excellently sourced.
Greg Hartman
May 22, 2007 Greg Hartman rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: the insane
absurd, but interesting on some levels.
Apr 29, 2013 Wil rated it it was amazing
Very Interesting Theory
Gavin Smith
Nov 22, 2014 Gavin Smith rated it it was amazing
Loved it :)
Manikandan Yippee
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