reply to post by Chargeit
We should not take from those great cultures and civilizations the honor and pride of their great accomplishments. They did these marvels with the
knowledge and technology they possessed.
That said, this technology and knowledge is the source of the conundrum.
Some of their feats we can understand and visualize how it was done, while for many others, range of questions remain open.
That these questions remain open, does not mean, their technology and knowledge would be not theirs, or would be less than the achievements we can
Take for example the temple of Sphinx. The achievement is staggering: chestofbooks.com...
... Size of those blocks are beyond perception.
There are similar "awe by size" feats all around the region (take Baalbek), but even the details in finishing many of the main artefacts (e.g.
sarcofagus) give clues of mastering engineering in very high precision.
These are all feats of humans with their technology and knowledge. We should not try to steal that honor from them - or try to make them less advanced
or simpler cultures - since in every detail, they communicate the contrary. What ever they did, how ever they did, they were tremendously capable and
advanced in their trade.
That said - I do not buy the concept of a peasant army dragging thousands of slobs miles through the desert.
The obelix standing in the Assuan, is written at the basis to have taken 7 months to complete (from quarry to erecting at site). They wrote it at the
base of this obelix. Now, our non-engineering archeologists claim the builders used methods, which the other archologists count the job taking 50
years. But the builders said 7 months. So, let the builders speak, and do not try to make them less than what they were.