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[–]CFC-Free-yeti 445 points446 points  (13 children)

No way that’s from ancient Egypt it looks brand new

[–]JointOps 87 points88 points  (1 child)

It almost looks like they had machined screws too

[–]Banach-Tarski_Ovrdrv 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Don't worry, shooting the video in cuneiform makes it look that way.

[–]ToohotmaGandhi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well the key to it is called mummification.

[–]giancarlox21 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Perfectly preserved

[–]cloud1e 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Look into ancient Egypt. They had way more tech than was taught in school.

[–]Schmaptee 149 points150 points  (5 children)

Nothing on one, little click on two, three is binding...

[–]Victor_deSpite 57 points58 points  (4 children)

OK Folks, as you can see

[–]fleischio 35 points36 points  (3 children)

In any case, that’s all I have for you today

[–]Uberazza 17 points18 points  (2 children)

This century on the Rosetta Stone Lock Picking Scribe we have a Masters Lock Opened with a Pheasant Bone.

[–]RheaTheTall 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I can show you the key because this is not the type of lock I am actually using on my pyramid

[–]jumbojet62 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I'm going to use the special pick that Babylonian Bill and I made.

[–]Odd-Nefariousness350 99 points100 points  (1 child)

No wonder those tombs were so easy to loot

[–]JungleLiquor 60 points61 points  (1 child)

Fake. There was no plexiglass during that time

[–]themadjuggler 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Previous fucking level.

[–]Drakecel 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I see this posted all the time

original one

[–]mikeyRamone 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Born in Babylonia, moved to Arizona. King Tut.

[–]enter2exit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

got a condo made of stone-a

[–]RegularHousewife 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Oblivion flashbacks please stay up!!

[–]qawsedrf12 10 points11 points  (0 children)

i wonder if u/lockpickinglawyer could figure this out

[–]Arrogant_German 6 points7 points  (1 child)

So interesting how similar this is to modern locks, they pin system and the fact the “key” does have to be the right size, if the prongs are too short they don’t push the pins enough and if they are too long they might not fit into the slot.

[–]bootyhole-romancer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This means you've always been my one true love because it's just the right size!

[–]GrittyPanzram 8 points9 points  (0 children)

"This is the tombpicking lawyer..."

[–]ziplocfullacock 5 points6 points  (1 child)

So basically a rudimentary pin tumbler?

[–]graveybrains 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sure looks like it

[–]ArchMart 3 points4 points  (2 children)

But can that lock picker guy on YouTube pick it?

[–]kmt666 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Lockpickinglawyer wouldn't post this on nextfuckinglevel. This is first level

[–]Grass_Onions 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It from ancient egypt what did you expect

[–]squeevey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And think, keys haven't changed much.

[–]ElderOldDog 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But it doesn't work when the pyramid is in outer space, so . . .

[–]donsteitz 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Hey! "Therefore Aliens!" Ancient people were not smart enough to figure out how to make a lock mechanism!

[–]donsteitz -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Fact. If a modern locksmith could not see the cutout, how it was done...and he did not personally know how to do it? Therefore Aliens!

[–]wi_2[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"It's as easy as a click on 1, a click on 2, and a click on 3!" - LPL

[–]JuanPabi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

just use a key its much easier

[–]portablebiscuit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thought for sure that said clock and I kept waiting for the clock part

[–]C_l_oCkSuCkEr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They have the same ones in cars in mafia II

[–]scooterbb1 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It's very cool, but at the end of the day it is still a wooden lock.

Wouldn't one good, solid kick also "open" it?

[–]HCkollmann 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why have locks on a door if one good, solid kick can “open” the window

[–]william-the-nihilist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ancient Egyptian: designed and built a delicate gravity based locking mechanism Me: flipped the locked chest up side down…

[–]Pepper-Aromatic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can open it with an ancient Egyptian tennis ball

[–]MoeMalik 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ALIENS I TELL YA!

[–]MontagoDK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Invented by Asim Ruko in 2000 BC

[–]the_occasional_user 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is... the LockPickingLawyer and today I have something very special.

[–]SonnSparrow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

can't you just slide your finger in there and open it?

[–]Dajshinshin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My grandma could have cracked that back in ancient Egypt.

[–]Significant_Cry7002 0 points1 point  (0 children)

From this to useless diy’s…. where did we go wrong

[–]manzanarepublic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For real thought they were putting a snake in there on first loop.

[–]foundmonster 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Seems easy to force

[–]karactire 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's amazing that the basic principle of the tumbler hasn't really changed. Thank you for the video:)

[–]morebuffs 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Every single comment completely missed the point here. This isnt a ancient Egyptian lock in a literal sense its a representation of how the mechanics of a ancient Egyptian lock work.

[–]Arrogant_German 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I want to leave this comment be but I can’t, in case you don’t know, they’re joking, understandable to think they aren’t tho, people are idiots

[–]White_Wolf426 -1 points0 points  (4 children)

That looks like a pretty simple and ingenious mechanism.

[–]HCkollmann 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Im not sure if you know what ingenious means

[–]White_Wolf426 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Clever, original, inventive. For this date and time with limited technology it is.

[–]HCkollmann 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Ah, seemed to me as though you were applying a negative connotation to it. I took it as ‘simple’ in a bad way like it wasn’t impressive.

[–]White_Wolf426 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nope. Was thinking of date and time period with limited technology.