posted on May, 8 2013 @ 06:32 AM
The various questions and postulated answers in this post so far seem to ignore some well known facts.
1. How was this done? : by thousands of workers over many years, we see only the finished article.
2. Why does no-one know about it? : if changes in weather caused flooding and the complexes were abandoned, the knowledge of them could be lost in as
few as 3 generations (165 years approx)
3. How were the surface marks made? : the surface marks are simple chiseled finishing marks, they're seen in many stoneworks around the world spanning
many thousands of years. The basic excavation is carried out by unskilled masons directed by designers, once each setion is very roughly complete the
highly skilled masons are used to finish off the stone faces giving them whatever design was agreed upon.
Of course these complexes are extremely beautiful but I see nothing that cannot be accomplished by a massive labour force.
oh and the circular holes in the columns? they were a favourite way to create raised platforms by using poles bound with ropes inserted into the
columns and then bound again making safe and reusable raised platforms. The original scaffolding method!
edit on 8-5-2013 by TheBogmonster
because: missed a couple of words