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Giant Chinese Steles - finished and unfinished

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posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 02:48 PM
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Yangshan Quarry

Contains the largest known incomplete stone stele attempted by man, at 16,000 tons





One story goes that Ming dynasty Emperor Hong Wu wished to place the enormous tablet on the top of Zijin Shan. The gods had promised their assistance to move it, but when they saw the size of the table, even they gave up and Hong Wu had to abandon the project. It seems, however, that Yong Le, the son of Hong Wu ordered the tablet to be carved; he planned to erect it at his father��s tomb. When the tablet was almost finished he realized there was no way it could be moved




Like with other giant construction projects of the Yongle era, working at the Yangshan Quarry was not an easy job. According to a legend, workers who failed to fulfill the daily quota (measured, supposedly, by the amount of crushed rock produced in the process - it had to measure to at least 33 sheng) would be executed on the spot. In memory of the workers who perished there - whether actually executed, or died of overworking and disease - a nearby village became known as Fentou "Grave Mound" Village or as "Death's Head Valley".[


The giant stele

Shou Qiu stele and its partner. The western stele is known as the "Qing Shou" Stele, which means "Celebrate Longevity Stele"); the eastern stele as the "Wan Ren Chou" Stele which means "Sorrow of Ten Thousand Stele", supposedly because it took so many people to move it


The site's memorial to the Yellow Emperor was built in 1012 CE, during the Xuanhe era of the Huizong Emperor of the Song Dynasty. The steles were also carved on site during the time, but were left lying on the ground unfinished, because the Song Dynasty lost control of the area to the invading Jurchens.



With more than 16 metres (52 ft) in height, the steles are among the tallest in China. The "Wan Ren Chou" Stele, which (including the turtle base and the dragon crown) is 16.95 m tall, 3.75 m wide, 1.14 m thick, and weighs 250 tons, is often said to be the largest blank stele in China.


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posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 05:07 PM
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Thank you for posting this. I wasn't aware of it's existence. Very impressive considering the age [Even though technically it was a failure]

Impressive nonetheless



posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 06:16 PM
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Yes they are very interesting but not normally mentioned as they are well past the 'ancient' time frame having been ordered made in 1405 AD. The other two are were probably made several hundred years earlier.


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posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 06:23 PM
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Do you know about the Jupiter temples and stuff like that?

Is there any evidence by the Yangshan Quarry that they lifted and moved these rocks like they did in Lebanon which has them in place?







Baalbek Trilithon
Three Massive Stone Blocks Beneath the Temple of Jupiter Baal.Was the trilithon at Baalbek cut and placed by giants or ancient astronauts?



At 290 feet long, 160 feet wide, the Temple of Jupiter Baal ("Heliopolitan Zeus") in Baalbek, Lebanon, was created to be the largest religious complex in the Roman empire. As impressive as this is, one of the most impressive aspects of this site is almost hidden from view: beneath and behind the ruined remains of the temple itself are three massive stone block called the trilithon.

These three stone blocks are the largest building blocks ever used by any human beings anywhere in the world. Each one is 70 feet long, 14 feet high, 10 feet thick, and weigh around 800 tons. This is larger than the incredible columns created for the Temple of Jupiter, which are also 70 feet tall but measure a mere 7 feet -- and they weren't constructed from single pieces of stone. In each of the above two images, you can see people standing by the trilithon to provide reference for how large they are: in the top image a person is standing to the far left and in the bottom image a person is sitting on a stone about in the middle.

Beneath the trilithon are another six huge building blocks, each 35 feet long and thus also larger than most building blocks used by humans anywhere else. No one knows how these stone blocks were cut, transported from the nearby quarry, and fit so precisely together. Some are so amazed at this feat of engineering that they have created fanciful tales of the Romans using magic or that the site was created centuries earlier by an unidentified people who had access to alien technology.

The fact that people today are unable to imagine how the construction was accomplish is not license to make up fairy tales, though. There are so many things which we today can do which the ancients couldn't even imagine; we shouldn't begrudge them the possibility that they could do a thing or two which we can't figure out yet.

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posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 09:33 PM
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Originally posted by The time lord

Is there any evidence by the Yangshan Quarry that they lifted and moved these rocks like they did in Lebanon which has them in place?


The YQ blanks were never moved and based on the technology of the Chinese of that period - probably couldn't have been. The two smaller 250 ton monolithics were erected, knocked down, repaired and re-erected



Three Massive Stone Blocks Beneath the Temple of Jupiter Baal.Was the trilithon at Baalbek cut and placed by giants or ancient astronauts?


The stone were either moved by the Romans or the Romans built the the temple on a foundation built by the Phoenicians or another associated group - opinions vary on that.



The fact that people today are unable to imagine how the construction was accomplish is not license to make up fairy tales, though. There are so many things which we today can do which the ancients couldn't even imagine; we shouldn't begrudge them the possibility that they could do a thing or two which we can't figure out yet.


The Roman's certainly had the technology to move such stones but the type of building technology the Phoenicians had is less known.



posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 06:35 PM
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Originally posted by The time lord

The Roman's certainly had the technology to move such stones but the type of building technology the Phoenicians had is less known.



The Romans didn't have the technology to move such stones to be fair, the fact they haven't recorded in their history of moving such stones for one, that kind of building wasn't Roman style and was no longer practiced those days, and the limit the Romans had for moving such was around 300 tonnes such as the transport of the Lateran obelisk which spanned the reign of 3 emperors. I can't think of any megalithic achievements of the Romans at hand (not that I am an expert on their history) besides I don't think the Romans even took credit for the trilithon

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posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 09:32 PM
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Originally posted by Sparta
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The Romans didn't have the technology to move such stones to be fair, the fact they haven't recorded in their history of moving such stones for one, that kind of building wasn't Roman style and was no longer practiced those days, and the limit the Romans had for moving such was around 300 tonnes such as the transport of the Lateran obelisk which spanned the reign of 3 emperors. I can't think of any megalithic achievements of the Romans at hand (not that I am an expert on their history) besides I don't think the Romans even took credit for the trilithon


The Roman's probably had the ability to move the Trils but as new evidence from the DAI points to the stones having been placed by the Phoenicians (or another group from the same era)- for whom we have much less information on their technology. However the Phoenicians did have contact with the AE and could have learned the art from them.If teh Ancient Egyptian could move heavier stones the people who built the foundation of the Temple of Jupiters could have done so also.



posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 01:41 PM
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In Christiandom this smells like a Nephilim Giant conspiracy, the god's on both sides spell the offspring of the fallen ones, were the Chinese suduced by these god's or trying to impress them, did they help cut the stone and having powers in which lift these stones?

Where did they go, has China got any historical connections to Giants, is Buddha a representation of a Giant it self?

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It also seems like China is knows something about the Great flood like most ancient cultures did especially the biggest explanation from the Bible with Noah.

Great Flood (China)From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search
The Great Flood of China (Chinese: 大洪水; pinyin: Dà​ Hóng​shuǐ, or just 洪水) (which is also known as the Gun-Yu myth[1]) is traditionally dated to the Third Millennium, BCE, during the reign of the Emperor Yao, according to mythological and historical sources, was a major flood event that continued for at least two generations, resulting in great population displacements among other disasters, such as storms and famine. Treated either historically or mythologically, the story of the Great Flood and the heroic attempts of the various human characters to control it and to abate the disaster is a narrative foundational to Chinese culture. Among other things, the Great Flood of China is key to understanding the history of the founding of both the Xia Dynasty and the Zhou Dynasty, it is also one of the main flood motifs in Chinese mythology, and it is a major source of allusion in Classical Chinese poetry.
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posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 10:56 PM
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Yes the Chinese had legends about Giants like other cultures and with two rather 'difficult' rivers they had flood myths too. but like the rest of the world the geology, sediments, archaeology and other science also point to no 'biblical' flood.the Chinese pointed to natural causes and solved the flooding by engineering with a bit of mythical help too


Yu tried a different approach to the project of flood control; which in the end having achieved success, earned Yu renown throughout Chinese history, in which the Gun-Yu Great Flood is commonly referred to as "Great Yu Controls the Waters", Yu's approach seems to have involved an approach more oriented toward drainage and less towards containment with dams and dikes. According to the more fancily embellished versions of the story it was also necessary for him to subdue various supernatural beings as well as recruit the assistance of others, for instance a channel-digging dragon and a giant mud-hauling tortoise (or turtle).




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