> In Ch. 51 of
> perhaps ... ) Under supervision, four thousand
> men broke up and extracted the stones. Six
> thousand dragged the blocks using thick leather
> ropes, while others opened trenches and
> foundations, and cut out props (?) and beams.
Thanks Merrell , this has already been submitted to the thread (Hanslune) - (later comment by Thanos)
The Inca at the time , in regards to megalithic sites denied being responsible for their construction, rather attributing them to their Gods ( they had a different concept of "Gods")
It is likely that this is a reasonable account of the enforced DESTRUCTION of sites enforced by the Spanish to use material to build their churches and buildings.
The Conquistadors , the youngest sons of Spanish farmers with no land inheritance, their only hope for fame and riches was to become murderous pirates endorsed by King and Church - grandfathers were around at time inflicted the Spanish Inquisition. They killed 7000 in the first day and decimated an estimated 7million empire to 2million in 100 years.
They Spanish were not standing around watching the erection of sacred indigenous sites , rather ruthlessly enforcing the destruction of manageable stones from such sites.
The big stones remained, as their (20,000? ) slaves could not move or budge them.
Anyway, it is a pity the Spanish and writer had no knowledge of chemistry and little knowledge of metallurgy (other than to recognise gold to melt it down and steal it) and had no decent optical microscope or electron microscope to examine samples of the megalithic stone.
IF they did have such knowledge they would have discovered the clear indications of geopolymer construction techniques. Not maybe, not a guess, but rather the ONLY possible scientific explanation!
As discussed in the first vid posted for curious (openminded ;-) GHMB members to consider.