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Hanslune Wrote:
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> No I said that. To make it clear he was reporting
> something he had heard. I could of told you that
> if you asked as I read the original almost 40
> years ago.

I would have lead with that when offering the quote as it seems an important distinction to make the account comes from a "wonderful and improbable fiction" and not a 1st hand account. But that's just me I guess.

> Okay any way.
>
> Yep it was reported by him and labelled a fable by
> him*. However, we know that the Inca did drag
> stuff around (or how do you think they did it?)

As discussed many times before, I do not believe the Inca are responsible for the megalithic work that is attributed to them. For example:

The fact it took 20,000 men, as we are told, to move one large block that ultimately ended in failure is a curious footnote in support of this.

> as
> did other cultures and they did so on much hillier
> terrain than say the Sumerians or Egyptians.

The Sumerians built almost exclusively with mud brick. Moving heavy stones around regardless of the terrain was not exactly their bailiwick.

> We
> have images of people dragging stuff around in
> those cultures too and even people doing so in the
> 20th century elsewhere.

Yup.

> To me it sounds like a
> true story - perhaps with embellishment.

I think it is a tall tale. Which is not to mean thousands of people could not move large stone as there are modern examples of primitive cultures moving large stones by thousands of people pulling it with ropes. The implication of this story is that if this is how the Inca moved this one large stone then this explains how they moved the rest which I take exception to as I do not think this was the case nor did the Inca build them in the first place.

> People who dragged big rocks around on uneven
> terrain probable had a oopsie once or twice.

I've had oopsies with small rocks and a wheel barrow.



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