reply to post by Cruff
I have a theory on those 'bumps' in the wall stones.
Whatever the reason for building these amazing monuments around the world, one thing seems to be certain and true of most of these sites....they were
built to last.
The builders were obviously much more intelligent and advanced than we give them credit for today, and would have known and experienced natural
phenomena like eruptions, tremors and Earthquakes.
For a builder, wanting to build a structure that will stand the test of time, hold firm against all that nature can muster, takes careful planning.
If you happen to be in an area prone to siesmic activity, you will eaither have to move elsewhere to build, or come up with a system that nullifies
the tremors and quakes.
That's what i reckon these strange bumps on the blocks are for.
With their advanced mathmatical and astronomical knowledge evidenced in almost every ancient site discovered, it's clear that these people were
smart...but how smart?
Clever enough to build in ways that have stood the test of time in quake zones, and continue to baffle world experts today.
It's clear that they had an extraordinary command of stone masonry, but what if they knew and understood more about geology and rocks than only
quarrying, shaping and placing the stone?
What if they understood, perhaps by observation and experimentation...reasonance?
It's possible the 'bumps' on these stones are a kind of natural, inbuilt, 'tuning fork'...by quarrying and shaping these stones, the finished
block would have a certain reasonance frequency...if all of the blocks were all exactly the same size and shape, and were made of the same materials,
they would have the same or a very similar frequency....by deliberately shaping them to ALL be odd sizes and shapes, and setting them at odd angles to
each other the frequencies will be different in each block, or no neighboring block would be the same frequency to the next one.
The bumps could simply be the means to 'fine tune' the frequency of the block, by chipping a little off here and there, or leaving more on one side
than the other, the reasonance of that particular piece can be altered.
Why would this be important in massive stone monuments?
Well...as the vibrations from a quake or tremor build up, blocks that are of a sympathetic reasonance frequency, will also begin to amplify and pass
the vibration along the next block until the whole structure is violently shaking in 'tune' with the frequency of the quake.
By making each block a different frequency, sympathetic vibrations among the stones causing the structure to shatter and collapse, are lessened.
This is why no two of these 'bumps' or fine tuning protuberances are the same...each one is unique to the block and it's size and shape and
internal crystaline structure.
The evidence that the system worked, are these huge stones still standing after millenia in Earthquake zones.
Makes sense to me, anyway.