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I'm not the only one to recognize that 'they' simply didn't make many mistakes...From Hindu temples carved out of hillsides to the serapeum 'sarcophagi' - carved in situ...no mistakes and down to thousands of an inch to perfection. Remember the guy banging away to create an elephant out of granite? It wasn't done that way.

Barabar is just one fine example...seen the walls of that place? ;) I have and that would have been a whole lot of 'polishing' to be done. How many decades would that take by hand...after removing all of the interior by hand with chisels or hardened antlers?

Someone booboo'd using a copper saw? Pretty low bar set for what should be considered as reasonable/plausible here. The fantastic is what's left.

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Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 3154 Racho 02-Apr-17 18:38
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 851 Fsbirdhouse 02-Apr-17 20:05
Whoever operated this saw (2:30 min mark)...made a mistake 762 Racho 04-Apr-17 14:02
Re: Whoever operated this saw (2:30 min mark)...made a mistake 743 Fsbirdhouse 04-Apr-17 14:51
If on purpose... 326 Racho 14-Apr-17 05:01
Re: If on purpose... 373 Origyptian 14-Apr-17 05:32
Re: Whoever operated this saw (2:30 min mark)...made a mistake 634 Origyptian 07-Apr-17 13:28
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 621 SandyJesse 07-Apr-17 22:42
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 397 Fsbirdhouse 09-Apr-17 16:59
Re: B 4 : ) 593 Thunderbird 05-Apr-17 05:22
Re: B 4 : ) 567 Warwick 07-Apr-17 17:50
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 621 SandyJesse 07-Apr-17 01:30
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 727 Warwick 07-Apr-17 18:03
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 810 Jon Ellison 08-Apr-17 10:53
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 509 Warwick 08-Apr-17 17:57
if I carried out a test... 590 Racho 09-Apr-17 02:15
Re: if I carried out a test... 538 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 08:44
I did check it out :) 437 Racho 25-Apr-17 05:59
Re: I did check it out :) 348 Origyptian 25-Apr-17 14:22
Don't even need to stop to think on this... 330 Racho 25-Apr-17 15:37
Re: Don't even need to stop to think on this... 389 Thanos5150 25-Apr-17 17:20
I believe you are a copper/bronze tool proponent 328 Racho 25-Apr-17 18:07
Re: I believe you are a copper/bronze tool proponent 423 Thanos5150 25-Apr-17 19:49
Would you agree... 372 Racho 25-Apr-17 20:29
Re: Would you agree... 412 Thanos5150 25-Apr-17 21:07
Re: Would you agree... 398 Origyptian 25-Apr-17 22:54
...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 306 Racho 15-Oct-17 05:46
Re: ...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 237 Jon Ellison 15-Oct-17 14:26
precision cut at 7:08 min mark...interesting photo angle I haven't seen before 304 Racho 15-Oct-17 16:49
Re: precision cut at 7:08 min mark...interesting photo angle I haven't seen before 273 Jon Ellison 15-Oct-17 19:20
Re: precision cut at 7:08 min mark...interesting photo angle I haven't seen before 288 Jon Ellison 15-Oct-17 19:35
Re: ...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 291 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 03:27
Re: ...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 297 Jon Ellison 16-Oct-17 07:58
Re: ...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 264 Jon Ellison 16-Oct-17 09:19
Re: ...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 544 Jon Ellison 16-Oct-17 11:03
an ancient quarry in France...same markings on side of a 'cliff' 78 Racho 20-Dec-19 20:04
Re: an ancient quarry in France...same markings on side of a 'cliff' 75 Martin Stower 20-Dec-19 23:47
? 63 Racho 21-Dec-19 01:25
Re: an ancient quarry in France...same markings on side of a 'cliff' 73 Open mind 21-Dec-19 02:03
Re: an ancient quarry in France...same markings on side of a 'cliff' 74 Thanos5150 21-Dec-19 04:19
Re: an ancient quarry in France...same markings on side of a 'cliff' 77 Open mind 21-Dec-19 05:07
Re: an ancient quarry in France...same markings on side of a 'cliff' 107 Thanos5150 21-Dec-19 16:25
Re: Would you agree... 601 Corpuscles 25-Apr-17 23:56
Re: if I carried out a test... 404 Warwick 09-Apr-17 15:39
Re: if I carried out a test... 451 Fsbirdhouse 09-Apr-17 22:34
Re: if I carried out a test... 365 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 23:20
could not have been 411 Warwick 10-Apr-17 15:34
Re: could not have been 417 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 16:18
Re: could not have been 451 Warwick 10-Apr-17 17:29
Re: could not have been 428 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 17:59
Re: could not have been 357 Warwick 10-Apr-17 18:48
Re: could not have been 360 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 19:18
Re: could not have been 382 Warwick 10-Apr-17 19:34
Re: could not have been 419 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 19:55
Re: could not have been 367 Warwick 11-Apr-17 17:29
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 395 Thanos5150 09-Apr-17 16:13
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 503 Warwick 09-Apr-17 16:42
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 411 Thanos5150 09-Apr-17 16:56
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 403 Warwick 09-Apr-17 17:21
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 464 Thanos5150 09-Apr-17 18:00
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 395 Warwick 09-Apr-17 18:06
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 418 Thanos5150 09-Apr-17 18:22
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 433 Warwick 09-Apr-17 18:31
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 401 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 20:02
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 467 Warwick 10-Apr-17 15:41
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 370 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 18:44
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 407 Warwick 09-Apr-17 19:03
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 394 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 19:17
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 414 Warwick 09-Apr-17 19:48
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 525 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 20:33
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 390 Warwick 10-Apr-17 15:53
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 469 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 20:06
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 487 Thanos5150 09-Apr-17 23:24
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 417 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 04:42
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 426 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 08:50
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 437 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 14:16
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 392 Thanos5150 10-Apr-17 15:25
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 371 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 15:44
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 429 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 14:44
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 402 Warwick 10-Apr-17 15:26
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 379 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 15:54
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 379 Warwick 10-Apr-17 16:01
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 430 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 16:23
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 404 Warwick 10-Apr-17 17:06
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 406 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 16:11
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 392 Warwick 10-Apr-17 17:23
I've come to recognize that I was wrong all along 549 Racho 08-Apr-17 16:54
Re: I've come to recognize that I was wrong all along 538 Warwick 08-Apr-17 18:23
Oranges and apples... 465 Racho 09-Apr-17 00:39
Re: Oranges and apples... 436 Warwick 09-Apr-17 15:59
Re: In plain sight 455 Thunderbird 10-Apr-17 19:53
It is in plain sight...or plane sight ;) 449 Racho 14-Apr-17 06:53
Re: It is in plain sight...or plane sight ;) 495 Thunderbird 15-Apr-17 01:31
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 426 Archae Solenhofen 09-Apr-17 16:47
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 416 Warwick 09-Apr-17 16:52
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 400 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 19:49
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 418 Warwick 09-Apr-17 19:53
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 400 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 20:09
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 480 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 19:49
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 492 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 19:59
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 405 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 20:26
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 406 Fsbirdhouse 10-Apr-17 15:26
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 407 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 15:46
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 448 Fsbirdhouse 10-Apr-17 18:45
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 413 Eddie Larry 10-Apr-17 18:49
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 397 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 18:50
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 424 Warwick 10-Apr-17 19:18
unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 381 Racho 11-Apr-17 06:22
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 493 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 09:27
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 294 Origyptian 11-Apr-17 19:32
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 446 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 19:38
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 287 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 14:11
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 397 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 14:27
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 382 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 14:49
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 365 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 15:27
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 371 Fsbirdhouse 11-Apr-17 15:53
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 435 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 15:55
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 440 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 16:35
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 252 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 16:49
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 279 Origyptian 11-Apr-17 19:54
once the mistake... 366 Racho 12-Apr-17 00:03
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 476 Thunderbird 12-Apr-17 04:20
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 312 Origyptian 12-Apr-17 13:14
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 446 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 17:31
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 371 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:17
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 361 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:26
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 439 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:43
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 365 Archae Solenhofen 12-Apr-17 14:43
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 376 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 18:41
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 413 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:45
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 321 Fsbirdhouse 11-Apr-17 18:48
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 402 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 19:00
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 326 Warwick 11-Apr-17 19:37
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 404 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 19:59
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 321 Warwick 11-Apr-17 20:29
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 384 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 20:34
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 422 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 20:29
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 316 Warwick 11-Apr-17 20:37
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 392 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 20:45
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 297 Warwick 12-Apr-17 17:24
science and technology...where minds come to meet 343 Racho 11-Apr-17 20:46
Re: science and technology...where minds come to meet 348 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 21:19
Re: science and technology...where minds come to meet 607 Archae Solenhofen 12-Apr-17 15:01
Re: science and technology...where minds come to meet 374 Warwick 12-Apr-17 17:52
43 second mark ...anyone care to take a crack at which tools were used? 380 Racho 12-Apr-17 20:20
Re: 43 second mark ...anyone care to take a crack at which tools were used? 466 Origyptian 12-Apr-17 21:34
and just after 30:30 min mark..china cave - chisels did this? 519 Racho 12-Apr-17 22:54
Re: and just after 30:30 min mark..china cave - chisels did this? 394 Warwick 13-Apr-17 17:15
taking sides...I suppose so but 416 Racho 14-Apr-17 04:18
beating the dead horse... 533 Racho 20-Apr-17 06:50
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 566 Notinham 11-Apr-17 01:43


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