> If you will forgive this "fresh thinking" I'll try to offer an
We all want to think we are fresh thinkers.
> I think what you are looking at is windward and leeward, wind
> and subsequent rain stain
> The wind if it strikes a corner like that creates high and low
> pressure areas and turbulence on the leeward side.
I thought of that. Another wild goose chase. Could not find rain stains remotely similar to what's up there.
> Dirt would accumulate close to the upper part of the corner
> crease. Just like if you have seen autumn leaves do the same on
> pitched roofs or
> the old combi van with dirt above the back windscreen.
> When it rains it will wash it down but it (especially if wind)
> will cause that stain pattern. Particularly if occurring over
> 4500years PLUS!
"Time" can do everything and anything. All we have to do is allow a long period of time and all problems are solved. Time, by itself, doesn't do anything. Change/destruction requires forces, be it in a short or long period of time. If we simply say...... so much time gone by that s*** happens, then we don't have to look for the forces that actually caused the change. For some strange reason "time" explains everything.
> That is a long time for weathering to find the weak spots in
> the casing stone!
> Amazing its not worse IMHO!
Like for example this corner stone, that weather managed to wiggle out of place without disturbing the stones above and below. How does weather accomplish such pinpoint accuracy, I wonder.
> Wasn't there supposed to be a little pyramid on top. That
> likely had a stem that fit into the middle of the layer?
I haven't heard that one before.
> That would be the most unstable block in the whole thing and
> any sort of earth temour the pyramid would shake the top the
Not necessarily. It depends on the type of quake, the type of motion. Some motions affect foundations.
> What is very interesting to me if you look closely is the T
> shaped interlocking of the blocks.
> I reckon that was cast! OMG!
Beautiful piece of work