posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 05:32 PM
I'm baffled at how they were able to dig the tunnels without artificial light....meaning only using fire.. which produces smoke...logically, they
would have to had one only 1 maybe 2 torches otherwise, smoke inhalation would have killed them...
I don't see any of the caves in there covered in soot.. or am I stretching a bit ??
It's a valid point, about the lighting and torches, etc. leaving behind soot.
We overthink things...simplify the problem.
How might they have gone about solving problems, like not going to tremendous effort to design and build a huge monument but to have them stained with
oily soot and smoke damaged before it's even finished!
The solution, is normally the most simple alternative. Since no scorching or soot was found left behind on the ceilings or walls that would show the
use of fire as a means of lighting, it's assumed they must have had some other unknown way or lighting the dark, but they probably didn't.
They probably used fire, oil lamps, torches and the like, but when exiting held the lamp or torch out in front of them, and had a partner or even
team, dedicated to washing and cleaning the ceilings to prevent them being spoiled by soot and smoke as they went..it's low tech, very simple, costs
virtually nothing and labour is available..they just cleaned the soot off as they went.
An even simpler way would have been to take in bundled lengths of dampened sackcloth, attached these to the walls and ceilings not being decorated
etc. so the cloth takes the sooty deposits and not the monument...the cloth can be taken down as they left and washed.
edit on 28-12-2013 by MysterX because: added more info