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originally posted by: cachibatches
We know how the ancients cut stone- they sprinkle sand over the area that they were sawing. It is a remarkably effective technique.
This is all hogwash.
originally posted by: dragonridr
originally posted by: skalla
a reply to: Harte
I was indeed responding to tanka... not that it matters, but if anyone cares, i bookmarked that link to Per at the time, i even gave dragonridr a sparkly star as thanks for a good link to someone i already respect and have linked here myself in the past. I didn't feel that i needed to verbally acknowledge him providing a link to someone else...??
There is some good info there as i would expect - some of the links are just abstracts or dead...and in one that i looked at i was pretty sad to see it ended at page 51 while the chapter i was really interested in was about page 80
We can of course only guess at what tanka is referring to as his data, but i've had my say on that!
I've seen everyone arguing only small points of a big picture. The quarrying process was developed over a long period of time. And involved not just chipping or cutting. For example at the quarries we discovered that fires were set to heat the stones. Funny process to use if they had power tools what would be the point.
Here take a look at this thus discusses the use of fire in quarries.
originally posted by: MysterX
a reply to: JamesTB
Seems to me the remains of these OOPTOOLS, used to cut these basalt stones for the floor, and presumably, the stones for the outer casings, and probably the entire Pyramids, are the long, narrow pits, euphemistically called 'boat pits' by archaeologists.
I don't think these are or originally were pits for boats at all...they were used for housing massive circular saws, with one half of the saw above ground, the other half below the surface, into the narrow pit.
Roughly hewn blocks could then be offered up to the saw blade, which would cut the rough stone to the precise size and shape required and leave the surfaces smooth and easy to mate to the next block.
These cuts, found on all faces of the blocks, including the undersides of many of these in-situ blocks pictured, shows the cuts were made at the time of construction, and not made by some 20th century vandal with a battery operated angle grinder! (that's an even weirder, way out theory than ET building the pyramids!)
The reason the mainstream will not publicly acknowledge the presence of advanced machinery in an age purported to be primitive, with no access or concept of such advanced tooling?
Simple...it shows us something only whispered of in closed sessions...uttered quietly in secretive corridors. It shows us that Humanity has been great, perhaps greater than we are now, but in extreme antiquity...and suffered a calamity, or series of calamities that reduced us and reduced us in a relatively short period of time to barbarians and savages who had to endure unimaginable hardships while clawing our way back to organised civilisation and technological supremacy.
Why would they keep this quiet, and not wish us to know about this previously high tech civilisation?
That's simple too...TPTB know that if it has happened at least once before, it will happen again, and who wants to work to create a better society / world civilisation if we're carrying the knowledge that it will be destroyed and the people reduced to savages living hand to mouth, an extra day alive being considered a small victory?
This is why i believe out true history is concealed, why truth is intermixed with outright lies. To keep us working.
originally posted by: hoghead cheese
. We know that the Egyptians or people who did these wonders where black in color.
originally posted by: onthedownlow
The striations look like possible form marks. I don't know enough about basalt, is it possible to make concrete out of it?
originally posted by: micpsi
a reply to: Marduk
Trouble is, a lot of people here are so concerned with preserving the current (but inadequate) archaeological paradigm that they become oblivious of the glaring way they have lost contact with reality.
the basalt rock foundation extended over hundreds of square metres of the Giza plateau.
the basalt rock foundation extended over hundreds of square metres of the Giza plateau