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*- Beneath the Temple of Hathor at Dendera, is a crypt with walls inscribed with a bulb-like object which some have suggested is reminiscent of a Crookes tube “an early light bulb.
*- The explanation of the inscriptions are like that, inside he bulbs a snake forms a wavy line from a lotus flower “the socket of the bulb” .A wire leads to a small box on which the air god is kneeling. Beside the bulb stands a two armed djed pillar, which is connected to the snake and a baboon bearing two knives.
*- Erich Von Daniken suggested that the snake represented the filament, the djed pillar was an insulator and the tube was in fact ancient electric light bulb as well as the baboon was apparently a warning that the device could be dangerous if not used in the correct way.
*- The temple is constructed of sandstone, but large blocks of limestone had been installed in the wall as the surface for the carving and it indicates that the architects went to some effort to all the production of fine quality carving indicating that the scenes were of ritual or religious significance.
*- The exact origin of the Djed pillar is unknown, but its hieroglyphic meaning “enduring or stability” and sometimes “column” is not doubted. There is no apparent connection between the concept of enduring and process of insulating, but even if there was, it is understanding that the Djed wouldn’t work as an insulator, in the light bulb, the glass bulb itself insulates the filament and no extra component is required.
*- The cable is described in the text beside the depiction as a symbolic sun barge moving across the sky in a form of which is by no means unique to these carvings.
*- The cable has a connection with movement of the sun mirrored the movement of electricity However the cable is attached to what proponents describe as a socket ,but in fact it is a lotus flower.
*- Sylvie Caulville, the archeologist suggested that in the carvings, Hor-sema-tawy or “Horus the unifier of the two lands is depicted as a serpent, a falcon and as a child “Ihy“.
*-According to one myth, Ihy sprung into existence out of a lotus flower which blossomed in the watery abyss of Nun at dawn at the beginning of every year. It is therefore suggested by some that the “light-bulbs” are in fact lotus flower bulbs ,mythological giving birth to the god.
*- Yet the objects continue to fascinate and some view the stone reliefs as oversized light bulbs like crooks tube and believe it to be an evidence for ancient Egyptian electrical lightening technology, dubbed the Dendera light.
By :Enas Salah