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Corpuscles Wrote:
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> Though the stones were brought as close as 1/800
> inch, or, in fact into contact, and the mean
> opening of the joint was a mere 1/50 [of an] inch,
> yet the builders managed to fill the joint with
> cement, despite the great area of it, and the
> weight of the stone to be moved -some 16 tons.
> To merely place the stones in exact contact at
> the sides would be careful work; but to do so with
> cement in the joint seams seems almost
> impossible

> [/quote]
>
> The is no punctuation 'full stop' after the word
> "impossible"

Well spotted, Corp: I'd seen that, which was why I didn't insert it at the end the text that I quoted.

I don't know why it was omitted: typographers of that era were usually pretty careful. However, the omission doesn't of course explain the later addition of the "equal to opticians' work of the present day, but on a scale of acres" from another text altogether.

> Not being dogmatic, just for interest sake,
> but if they could join stone so solidly then when
> next perusing photographs or the real actual large
> megaliths at Giza (eg such as the stone in G2
> Valley temple), pause to note signs that smaller
> blocks (still arranged in correct strata),
> might have been welded together.

Reisner has not a word to say on the subject of welding, I'm afraid ... although on pg. 89 there is a brief discussion (and figure) of brickwork, stretcher-work and bonding (and, on pg. 90, free-standing walls). Plate 6b shows a wall, crude brick-casing partly stripped of plaster. All I can say is that nothing that might resemble evidence of welding, or geopolymer, seemed immediately visible ...

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Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 1482 Corpuscles 21-Dec-19 17:24
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 194 Open mind 22-Dec-19 02:28
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 154 Hanslune 22-Dec-19 05:58
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 134 Corpuscles 22-Dec-19 21:06
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 92 thinkitover 23-Dec-19 10:05
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 155 ocka 22-Dec-19 09:32
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 126 Hanslune 22-Dec-19 18:01
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 123 Thanos5150 23-Dec-19 16:53
Re: Tiahuanaco architect named 90 molder 23-Dec-19 22:16
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 92 Hanslune 23-Dec-19 23:44
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 88 Thanos5150 24-Dec-19 16:47
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 74 Hanslune 25-Dec-19 01:32
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 113 Thanos5150 25-Dec-19 02:43
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 81 Hanslune 27-Dec-19 23:09
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 75 Thanos5150 28-Dec-19 17:22
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 89 Corpuscles 29-Dec-19 06:33
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 76 Merrell 29-Dec-19 14:38
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 75 Corpuscles 29-Dec-19 20:31
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 73 Merrell 29-Dec-19 23:54
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 60 Corpuscles 01-Jan-20 00:03
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 59 Merrell 01-Jan-20 10:45
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 48 Corpuscles 01-Jan-20 18:32
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 66 Open mind 31-Dec-19 19:33
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 52 Merrell 31-Dec-19 23:06
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 63 Corpuscles 01-Jan-20 00:29
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 56 Open mind 01-Jan-20 03:02
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 89 Thanos5150 01-Jan-20 04:08
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 62 Corpuscles 01-Jan-20 05:51
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 77 Thanos5150 01-Jan-20 06:59
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 71 Corpuscles 01-Jan-20 19:40
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Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 70 Thanos5150 02-Jan-20 02:17
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Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 76 Thanos5150 02-Jan-20 18:08
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Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 120 Martin Stower 03-Jan-20 11:15
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Now All You Have To Do Is Prove It 54 Barbelo 12-Jan-20 12:11
Re: Now All You Have To Do Is Prove It 59 Corpuscles 12-Jan-20 20:56
Re: Now All You Have To Do Is Prove It 64 Open mind 13-Jan-20 16:19
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Re: On the fence... 45 Open mind 08-Jan-20 15:24
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 63 Merrell 04-Jan-20 09:04
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Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 62 Martin Stower 03-Jan-20 23:28
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Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 42 Open mind 05-Jan-20 16:19
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 54 Open mind 02-Jan-20 03:37
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 62 Merrell 01-Jan-20 14:10
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 57 Corpuscles 01-Jan-20 18:41
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 95 Corpuscles 22-Dec-19 21:13
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Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 70 Corpuscles 23-Dec-19 21:22
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 64 Open mind 23-Dec-19 23:22
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 89 Hanslune 22-Dec-19 22:58
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 83 seasmith 23-Dec-19 03:04
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 78 Hanslune 23-Dec-19 07:20
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 79 Corpuscles 23-Dec-19 09:43
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 70 Hanslune 23-Dec-19 23:28
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 89 Thanos5150 24-Dec-19 16:53
Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 84 Hanslune 24-Dec-19 22:35
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Re: Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths are Artificial Geopolymers 146 Corpuscles 23-Dec-19 21:19
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