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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by PaxVeritas
A guy with a chisel cuts Granite and Diorite????????? LOL Really?
The columns of the Pantheon are granite.
How were the columns made?
edit on 3/18/2012 by Phage because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by PaxVeritas
This was supposedly during the Bronze Age...correct?
As to how the stones of Tiahuanuco were cut, and with what kind of instruments, are questions which I do not propose to discuss. I may, nevertheless, observe that I have no reason to believe that the builders of Tiahuanuco had instruments differing essentially in form or material from those used by the Peruvians generally, which, it is certain, were of champi, a kind of bronze.
Inca bronze included not only such tools as axes, knives, chisels, and crow-bars but also such domestic utensils as tweezers, shawl=pins, and large bracelets, spangles and bells. They even made ear spoons, the ends of whose handles were often decorated with figures of humming birds.
Originally posted by sirjunlegun
Water, when it freezes, expands. So you fill the slots & holes with water, leave them overnight to freeze & expand and in the morning have a chunk of stone easily cleaved off.
Water contracts when it freezes, it expands when heated. Nothing I know of contracts when heated or expands when cooling.