All Others: Apologies for this interruption to the essence of the main topic.
Jon Ellison wrote:
> Hi Corp
> Here's some more wild, crazy, silliness for you.
Guys a few things are bothering me. Especially since *posting the remark* this was in reply to.
There is considerable reason based on posts I have reviewed in this thread and several others made by
you both, (not posted /copied for brevity), that indicate maybe you were forming a hypothesis along the lines
* that statement * and that you genuinely believe people weren't carving granite much in the 100AD -1800AD time frame.
I wonder whether you have researched India and looked at the untold perhaps hundred of granite temples?
The Hall of 1000 pillars (actually 953) is a fine example of a planned theatre-like structure and opposite to it, "Sesha Mandap", with its intricacy in sculpture, is a delight.[according to whom?]
The 1000-pillared hall made of granite was constructed in the Vijayanagara period (1336–1565) on the site of the old temple. The pillars consists of sculptures of wildly rearing horses bearing riders on their backs and trampling with their
hoofs upon the heads of rampant tigers, seem only natural and congruous among such weird surroundings.
Sangam period (Tamil: சங்ககாலம், Sangakālam ?) is the period in the history of ancient southern India (known as the Tamilakam) spanning from c. 3rd century BC to c. 4th century AD.
All granite from 50 miles away .
Top dome granite 82 tons.
Built 1004 -1010AD
Brihadeswara temple at Tanjavur in Tamil Nadu.
Many corridors of granite pillars the above one - 700 feet
Anyway if you would like to research where that lost Roman knowledge went?
Take a look at the hundreds you can choose to research?
Anyway you have to enjoy this column style?
Maybe I am just being a deluded "fresh thinker" ....whatever that is? LOL!