> Corpuscles Wrote:
> > A huge block of sandstone 8 metres square
> > near a metre deep (circa 150 tons)
> > do you even think of undercutting it or
> > it, let alone dragging in one piece, down a
> > mountain slope?
> > Nah not possible imho. But likely took lots of
> > smaller size ones from the quarry sites.
> Hundreds of stone much larger than 150 tons were
> moved by various civilization up and over hills,
> up and down ramps and across obstacles. Personal
> incredulity never overrules reality. Yet moving
> heavy stone was very difficult which is why the
> number of ones over 500 tons is very small - it
> was just to difficult to do on a regular basis.
Just think of those obelisks for a start!
It was the shape and obvious purpose of the base slab blocks and the Andes that inspired that comment of unbelief.
> However I remember one Inca story told to the
> Spanish was that 3,000 men were killed when a
> stone got away from its movers. Interesting
Oh! The ol' story!?.... yep, you are getting into the swing of GHMB now!
I will look see what stuff has been said on UM or ATS. I am sure you have 'smashed' them there?
Anyhow, most will tell you I am either drunk or smokin' something if I post here, BUT I am honoured by your attention so maybe after Boxing day I will sober up enough to have a ding dong argument over it? Your Belated Santa!
All the best to you and yours.
Sincerely, not just Xmas ,always
PS Have you remembered to send Sam a Xmas card ? Or having round Xmas eve for a lecture?
(A book on introductory hieroglyphics would be a good tip for a belated pressie?!
I can't gloat, I am still yet to decide on something "suitable" for the Mrs, so I could be franticly busy in the next 48 hrs)