originally posted by: Harte
The marks in your pic are the result of pounding stones gouging out material. That's how stone was quarried if it wouldn't cleave along straight
thats really illogical, you wouldnt get ANY kind of pattern, but a throughoutly rough shape.
whats with the wavelike structure? how could manually beating poundingstones vs the wall create theese patterns?
those are clearly the marks of a power shovel/hydraulic miller removing rows of material.
For example, granite vs. limestone, which actually breaks off in blocks and can be split because of that fact.
they didnt have any means of shaping theese blocks due to the lack of sturdy metals.
its one thing to break off one rough piece, but something compeltely different if you wanna maintain 90° angels...
grab a piece of wood, an angle bracket and a rasp.
if you manage to get the surfaces even close to 90° to each other im impressed.
note that this is a soft material, and modern tools, youll still most liekly fail without the aid of modern maschinery.
leave alone getting this stuff right to a 100th of an inch with primitive tools.
dont underestimate how freakin difficult it is to get those angles correct in relation to each other.
thats one of the things they force you to do during metal-working hours.
it took me well over 40 hours to get a SINGLE piece of 20x20x15cm right, not imagine millions of such "materpieces".
you dont apply that degree of accuracy unless its nessesary, or the maschiene is on its own working with this accuracy.
one thing E-V-E-R-Y engineer will tell you is that you "dont work more precise than you HAVE to"!
the thought alone this would be possible at all, is totally off this worls.
they had neither the tools that are nessesary for such a task, not the means to measure the accuracy to the degree the endresult presents.
and quite frankly, working more precise than your able to measure is just horribly illogical.
allso, how would ancient people have moved things like the 1200ton obelisk in assuan?
ramses statue? collossi of memnon? perfectly(!! so flat our BEST maschienes couldt best it) polished 100ton sarcophagi in the serapheum?
polished(!) working tunnels? (suuuuure, theyd put alot of effort into making the temporary
workspace all smooth and stuff. isnt it more logical
to assume that this is the sideeffect of the maschiene used?)
edit on 19-7-2014 by Dolour because: moar typos