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Originally posted by Kantzveldt
reply to post by Trueman
Ah but that was Saywite and this is Sayhuite...
But seriously though i hope i've given insight into the greater potential significance of the stone here.
Originally posted by rickymouse
carving and grinding rock isn't easy. You got to remember that these people were not supposed to have tools made of iron. I got power tools and have to grind for a long time to make a little object or carve some letters. Looks like these people were dedicated to their art. Good thread. It is easier to find good archeology articles here on ATS than if I go looking for them. When I search blindly, I always run into the same old commercialized crap over and over.
Originally posted by Cancerwarrior
reply to post by mblahnikluver
I remember reading an article once about what would happen to some of our present day building and monuments if humans suddenly all died and nobody maintained them anymore. If I remember correctly it said that almost everything would have turned to rust and dust in 1,000 years time which in geological terms is only the blink of an eye. Most people can't seem to grasp the concept of what a short span of time that really is in our "we are the best because we have cellphones" society.
And I agree with you about the ancients. That is why every time someone present day tries to recreate megalithic monuments like the Giza pyramids with nothing but the supposed tools available at the time like ropes and ramps and copper chisels it always ends in failure.
Originally posted by FlyInTheOintment
I know you'll have a shedload of professional debunkers & armchair archaeologists who claim that everything in Peru is the work of the Incas - but the Inca themselves claim no knowledge of who built the megalithic structures, except for the oral legends of advanced 'gods' with strange powers....
... As it is, actual Incan stonework at sites like Macchu Piccu is shoddy, plugging breaches where the original pre-Inca stonework has been damaged - yet the 'academics' claim that such piles of rubble represent the Inca before they became skillful masons. The comparison in terms of skill, with regards actual Inca stonework & the megalithic pre-Inca stonework, is equivalent to the writing skills of a four-year-old (who can just about spell 'dog' and 'star' as words on a page), compared to the prosaic brilliance of JRR Tolkien. There is no comparison....