Wallace T. Wallington

The Forgotten Technology

DVD Video, Jewel case, Over 1 hour
REVIEW  by Jock Dempsey

This is not your usual video. It is an amature narrated "home" video of Wallace Wallington moving heavy blocks and a building using what he claims are ancient techniques he has rediscovered. How much of his methods may have been used by the ancients is debatable and up to researchers to figure out. However, due to gaps in the historical record we may never know. But with Wallington's methods known there is a place to try to put the pieces of the puzzle together. Although this is an amature video the information is well presented and important enough that one can easily overlook the lack of polish.

Over the years there have been many people claim they have figured out how things like the Pyramids and Stonehenge were built. Many are are far fetched and claim everything from concrete poured in place to help from "extra terrestrials". The later being from people that have no faith in what humans can do. Others such as Edward Leedskalnin claimed he knew the secrets of how the ancient Egyptians built the pyramids but always kept them "secret" to himself. Some of the so called "practical" methods are just too complicated and unlikely.

Wallington's methods are different. First, they WORK and have practical applications today. Second, they use technology that was absolutely known and available to the ancients. In fact Wallington uses no rollers or pulleys. His methods merely require their knowledge and some practice. They are also VERY VERY simple but not stupidly so such as the "brute force" method of using a thousand slaves to move one stone. The brute force methods shown in movies have left many practical questions in the minds of technologists such as how to feed that number of workers, and even if it was possible in the time frame. I have no doubt that the brute force method was used on occason, but not for the entire job.

I have moved a lot of heavy things (up to 10 tons) in my career as a machine builder and blacksmith. Most have been done by man power but with the help of modern tools such as chain hoists and steel rollers. I have done a lot of this working alone as Wallington does in his video demonstrations. So when I see a method that I say is practical and works, it is from actual experience, not just theory or moving furniture.

What makes Wallington's methods different than many others is that they require the simplest of tools (a few round rocks and a little lumber), but also require some engineering knowledge. This is knowledge well within the grasp of ancient peoples but not necessarily the uneducated or unskilled. Wallington's methods require much of the same knowledge that is required today to safely move heavy objects with simple tools. These are, understanding the center of gravity of the item to be moved or how to find it, lever laws and simple ratios. These are things any ancient engineer would know and be able to explain to his foreman. Once the foreman and workers had some experience they could probably do most of the simple work on their own or at least repeat the process over and over. The engineer, head mason, builder or a Wallace Wallington would still be needed to do necessary calculations as situations changed. Using modern math a child could do this but using the mathematics available to the ancient engineer I'm sure it was more difficult.

Besides the "ancient" methods, Wallington has some unique solutions to getting concrete forms out from underneath his block and a thing he calls his "round road" which is also truly ingenious.

Using his methods Wallington moves a 10 ton block around without assistance, raises it about three feet off the ground and then raises it vertical. He says his plans are to build a model of Stonehenge as a demonstration of his methods. I have no doubt that this is possible for him to do alone provided enough funds for the concrete or stone.
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Wallington says, "My main block tips the scales at 19,200 lbs. My counter weight block, which is needed to move the main block, weighs 2,400 lbs. The small counter, counter weight block weighs 300 lbs."

Wallington's methods are fast and efficient demonstrating that little manpower would be required in the right situations to move significant mass long distances and raise them into place. They make the historic time tables and mathematics of building the Great Pyramids much more within the realm of belief.

Due to the uniqueness of his methods Wallington has come up with names for his tools. These include the Wallington lever, fulcrumits (small special embedded fulcrum points), an Herodotus Machine (after the historian that vaguely described the method the Egyptians used), and doing the Moia Walk.

I could easily explain Wallington's methods here but that is for him to do. His web site is enough for many but his video is well worth the price, explaining options and ideas that are not so obvious. This is a cheap education in mechanics, physics and some history.
Others Comments from The Forgotten Technology . com
"You are doing remarkable work! Just two hours or so ago, I watched a remarkable video of your work on the Discovery Channel (exn.ca, search for 'Stonehenge'). It is pleasing that you offer the logical alternative to those who think that we need ETs to explain odd things. What is needed, instead, is smarts, such as yours! More power to you! (I happen to have a PhD in nuclear physics, but don't let that impress you. You are very impressive to me!)"
      - Wayne P., Ottawa Canada
"Imagine 4-5 men delivering a 200 ton obelisk to Karnak and asking, "Where do ya want us to stand this thing up?" I can now understand some fundamentals on how these baffling mysteries of the ancient world are now revealed by Mr. Wallace. I work with masonry & stone for a living. Thanks for the incredible insights."
      - Marc Anderson, USA

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