Originally posted by AthlonSavage
reply to post by Druscilla
There is already plenty of evidence available without this find to be able to say the builders of Egyptian and Aztec pyramids are the same people.
Both have huge pyramids, aligned to the cardinal points
Both have structures built with megalithic stones and extremely fine joints
Both exhibit intriguing bumps on many unfinished stone blocks
Both employed a unique style of construction using "L" shaped corners
Both use the same style of metal clamps to hold the huge stones in place
And go research the last point on the metal clamps. That's not a coincidence Druscilla.
These arguments really don't hold water.
There's such a thing as isolated parallel development, and invention of similar and even same technologies all over the planet at similar or
different times where no outside contact or contamination influence from any other has occurred.
The wheel has been invented several times over in many incarnations from pulleys to being used for carts and chariots. These discoveries required no
one to teach anyone else or pollinate another culture with the wisdom and power of the wheel.
The bow and arrow has been developed independently all over the planet several times over without any one culture teaching any one other.
Boats have been independently invented, designed and engineered across several cultures without need for any foreign involvement.
It's really a bit insulting to our ancestors to imply that they lacked the intelligence and ingenuity to come up with intuitive solutions to basic
problems independently all their own without having to be taught.
Similar problems in engineering will often require similar solutions like the joiner clamps used in holding stones together.
Regardless alignment to cardinal points and extremely superficial similarities in the respect that they were "pyramids", there's also some rather
significant differences in types of pyramids, usages, and the over-all engineering gone into them.
For instance, many of the pre-columbian South American pyramids, as I understand it, are NOT solid stone structures, like the vaunted Egyptian
engineering marvels, but, shells of stone built around debris, rubble, and earth; basically hills of dirt piled up and encased in stone.
Then there's that whole step-pyramid thing with all the extremely baroque stylized carvings, statues, edifices, and ornamentation all over them
closer in tradition to Asiatic and Indus temple and sacred architecture vs. the stark, plain, smooth inclines of Egyptian tradition.
Pyramids are pretty much no-brainers. I arrived at a pyramid solution for building with wooden alphabet blocks as a baby. Certainly isolated
cultures could arrive at similar all their own without need for one or the other to influence one or the other.
I don't disagree with the possibility or even probability for world trade occurring on a much grander scale across more cultures than we historically
recognize. That, however, is a little bit of another topic.
This topic isn't even about pre-columbian pyramids, but, the supposed secret cave of wonders, and underground city allegedly hidden away and since
kept (possibly on purpose) secret in the Grand Canyon area that also supposedly contained artifacts of definite Egyptian origin or at least influence.
Cave Complex or purpose excavated tunnels.
These are the points of debate.