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I ran across this picture from 1915 showing rope being used on a pretty large stone and thought you might find it interesting, since it doesn't seem broken.
originally posted by: HooHaa
I want to see this applied.. Still doesn't explain how they stacked them and had it built in a 20 year time frame. I saw hemp rope used and it just stretches until it breaks..
originally posted by: Yusomad
originally posted by: Aloysius the Gaul
originally posted by: Yusomad
So they have discovered how they managed to do something impossible to modern man.
Why is it impossible for us to do it??
Im not here to educate you, or anyone.
There was a group of japanese scientists that tried to build a puny pyramid in the 80s-90s, they failed miserably.
Should you not have an inkling about the thread topic before you post in it?
There is hard evidence in the form of pictures of how Leedskalnin lifted stones using a block and tackle attached to a tripod, which you will find if you look earlier in this thread. If he took any secrets to the grave, how he lifted the stones doesn't appear to be one of them. The one secret of his I don't know the answer to was exactly why he built Coral Castle and exactly what it meant to him, but from photos, I have a pretty good idea how he built it.
originally posted by: iasenko
Unfortunately if there is no hard evidence it will remain a mystery what were the building technologies at that time.
Maybe only Edward Leedskalnin /The Coral Castle creator/ knew this but he took his secrets to the grave.
originally posted by: MarlinGrace
they haven't figured out how they made the crystal skulls either, we don't even have the technology today to make one of those.
originally posted by: NONPOINT21
They had to have had a technology that we either have yet to discover or won't divulge to johnny believe anything public.
Yes you may have read an article saying that, but that doesn't make the article true. There are lots of writings about the pyramids being much older than egyptologists say, and this show was about archeologist Mark Lehner who thought the pyramids were that old, and he tried to prove it:
originally posted by: svartalfar
a reply to: raymundoko
And you will wait, because I read some article a couple months ago that "quotes" these texts, and of course I can't find them.
But he searched for evidence of older civilizations and in this case it seems absence of evidence is evidence of absence in his opinion:
Now at Giza, I should tell people how this has come down to me personally. Because I actually went over there with my own notions of lost civilizations, older civilizations from Edgar Cayce.
Interestingly his 1984 carbon dating of organic material found in the mortar did show the pyramids might be slightly older, like a few hundred years, but I suppose it's also possible that there could have been a waste pile a few hundred years old which they used in their mortar, plus the accuracy of the test only gives a general ballpark figure, it's not accurate to a specific year due to all the variables.
in looking for our carbon-14 samples, climbing in the pyramids you find the same material embedded in the very fabric of the pyramids, in the mortar bonding the stones together. So back to the question, is there an earlier civilization? Well, as I say to New Age critics, show me one pot shard of that earlier civilization. Because the only way they could have existed is if they actually got out with whisk brooms, scoop shovels and little spoons and cleared out every single trace of their daily lives, their utensils, their pottery, their wood, their tools and so on, and that's just totally improbable. Well, it's not impossible, but it has a very, very low level of probability, that there was an older civilization there.
They discovered that the very thin ice that trapped the rocks during winter melted in the midday sun, and then the ice and water and rocks were all blown by wind, making it seem as if the stones moved by themselves. "In contrast with previous hypotheses of powerful winds or thick ice floating rocks off the playa surface, the process of rock movement that we have observed occurs when the thin, three to six [millimeter], “windowpane” ice sheet covering the playa pool begins to melt in late morning sun and breaks up under light winds of (about four to five meters per second)," they wrote.