Hidden Faces Of Machu Picchu

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posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 01:10 AM
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originally posted by: BGTM90
a reply to: Hanslune

whats short lands trick?


In 1803 he used a kite to get a cord atop Pompey's pillar in Alexandria, Egypt then used that to pull up a rope, etc until he could climb up it.

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In the early 19th century to 'do shortland's trick' meant to do something very clever, brave and extraordinary.
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posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 07:09 AM
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originally posted by: skalla


Hilarity ensued when i found the top rock. Nature makes funny shapes.


"Adam's penis."

Also, back then, people obviously had a larger number of testicles.

Harte



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 07:10 AM
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originally posted by: Fargoth
I do see Admiral Ackbars face on that mountain though.

I wouldn't go there checking for signs of treasure.

It's obviously a trap!


Harte



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 09:34 AM
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a reply to: Harte

Hmmmmm, it might be a tourist trap selling escabeche de pescado (fried fish)?



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 04:02 PM
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a reply to: Harte

For sure



posted on Jul, 30 2014 @ 07:10 PM
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originally posted by: BGTM90
a reply to: groingrinder

Well that rock is about 60 feet tall and is basically a sheer face it would be really hard to do what you are describing.


These expeditions were not 2 or 3 weekend warriors. They were hundreds of the kings finest soldiers, masons, riggers, carpenters, etc. They got this done and much, much more. They were experienced and knew if they failed things would not go easy for them back in Spain. It was a different world back then. The lust for riches combined with the threat of torture or death for failure is a pretty good motivator.
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posted on Jul, 30 2014 @ 07:48 PM
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a reply to: groingrinder

No, I meant climbing the rock to survey it would not be an easy task I didn't have an issue with the way you described its formation.





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