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Originally posted by sigung86
I wonder if, perhaps, the civilized technology of the past is not so much advanced, as just different.
Originally posted by vietifulJoe
To me, it seems that archeologist often assumed stuff in absence of evidence. It is hard to explain how people with primitive tools made monuments like that, and in my own opinion it is harder to find a good reason / motive for such projects.
Even if we prove that they had a tools to carve those stones, question that still will be unexplained is how did they move those stones, and in some places, how did they lift them on such a height.
English is my second language, sorry for all Grammar mistakes.
even if we prove that they had a tools to carve those stones, question that still will be unexplained is how did they move those stones, and in some places, how did they lift them on such a height.
For sure, this requires much more then hammer and chisel to make.
Why would they make each block so big?
But, if this means that man had super-advanced tech, why the heck are they moving around big rocks?
Originally posted by minniescar
Given the size of some of the structures that where built in the past one naturaly assumes some type of advanced tech must have been used to move such large stones but let me tell you what i did last weekend and just apply the process to a large stone.
I have an outdoor wood boiler that weighs in at 1,000 plus pounds (im not guessing at the weight, thats actual the scale only went to 1,000 pounds thats why i say plus ) It was originally loaded into a truck by forklift but of course at my house i dont have a forktruck. So by myself i took some 4x4 pieces of oak and set them up like a ramp and then took another 4x4 and used it as a pry bar to tilt the stove so i could wedge a round post ( Log ) under the front of the stove then i tied a rope around the stove then using the eyelets on the truck bed as make shift pulleys i lowered the stove down the ramp as it rolled over the first log i tied the rope off and then placed another log under the front of the stove. I kept doing this until i got the stove on the ground. I will admit i allmost collapsed the bed of the truck from the weight but it did work. Once in place i noticed the stove leaked so i had to reweld it, the only problem was my welder was 200+ ft away and i didnt have 220 volt electricity where the stove was so i had to move the stove to the welder then back again, so again i used a 4x4 to tilt the stove and kick a log underneath it then i used the same 4x4 to push the stove further onto the log then put another log in front of the stove and repeated these steps until i rolled the stove on the logs to the shop then welded the stove and rolled it back. So in about 2 hours one man who only weighs 175 pounds lowered an object 1000+ pounds out of a truck then moved it 400+ feet using no modern tools at all just esentialy sticks and logs. No magic no advanced technology just wood, Ive used this method to even move my 10x12 building that likley weighs more then 1,000 pounds.
Just imagine if there where say ten people trying to move a 10,000 pound stone the same principles apply.
Originally posted by godservant
According to some ancient texts, man kind has been here before. The Mayans talk of cycles and supposedly we have done this before and will do this again.
Originally posted by pavil
The second picture shows the Hadjar el Gouble (the Stone of the South) it weighs aprox 1,170 metric tons or 2,579,408 lbs. Why did they even bother making this stone unless they thought they could move it?