Dendera Light I

Dendera Light I

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The Dendera light comprises three stone reliefs (one single and a double representation) in the Hathor temple at the Dendera Temple complex located in Egypt. As far back as 1894, J. N. Lockyer mentioned in passing the possibilities of lamps. Controversy exists over the images as interpreted as electric lamps based on comparison to similar modern devices (such as Geissler tubes, Crookes tubes, and arc lamps). The suggestion is that the Ancient Egyptians had some form of understanding of the electric phenomena, from observing lightning and interacting with electric fish (such as the Malapterurus electricus) or other animals (such as electric eels), and that there were electric arc lamps used. Engineers have constructed a working model based on the relief and some authors (such as Peter Krassa and Reinhard Habeck) have produced a basic theory of the device's operation. #arc_lamp #Crookes_tube #Dendera #Geissler_tube #Light
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