posted on Aug, 30 2005 @ 12:20 PM
Just a few ideas to toss out:
Depending on the material used to make the ropes, the ropes could be made stronger by soaking them in water or coating them in mud. Silk will
actually become stronger if soaked in water (tensile strength wise).
Has anyone come across any info that says for sure that the stones were even moved? What if they had knowledge of a basic concrete and they just
built the stones where they lay? this is far fetched i believe.
Remember, they could have also used primative pulley systems to reduce the tension on some of the ropes. This doesnt explain how the rope directly
connected to the stone managed to hold though.
I've seen lots of theories about using different technologies such as ropes, levers, pulleys, and elbow grease. I'm sure they were moved using a
combination of these methods.
Some types of sand, quicksand, could have been used as a lubricant also to slide the stones down a "stone highway" made from dried mud or down sleds
of woven rope like a carpet.
I do not have any definate speculations, but these are just some brainstorming ideas. Interesting topic, i'll be sure to keep an eye on it.