> Medieval Europeans, Indians (Bharatiya), Chinese, et al-no one
> forgot anything about working granite the least of which on an
> "industrial scale". Part of your entire self-consistent
> narrative you incessantly try and impose on others is
> predicated on the mistaken belief no one other than your lost
> civilization could work granite in this manner until the
> 1800's, ergo any granite or hard stone you see in ancient times
> must be the worked by said "lost civilization". You were
> previously misinformed, a defect now indisputably corrected.
> Please for once admit you are wrong so we can move on.
> And before you attempt to deflect, ignore, handwave, spew
> unrelated rhetoric, or otherwise avoid taking responsibility
> for yourself and your comments, please consider this is an
> opportunity to prove you are the honest "open minded"
> individual you claim to be. Are we wrong about you? Corp has
> given you this opportunity twice now. Please do not squander it
> a 3rd time.
> We await your reply.
Iron tools, Wrought iron tools. Tempered wrought iron tools, Tempered forged steel tools.
Three thousand years after the copper age OK Egyptians.
Advances in metallurgy during the three thousand years following the 4th AE made granite working just possible. The development of sintering during the 19th century made large scale granite production possible. An exponential leap forward. Some argue that the 4th AE had access to tempered and forged steel tools but I feel that is a matter of conjecture.
Some would also argue that not all granite, although technically classified as granite, being an igneous rock, is as difficult to work as the Aswan red granite that is the subject of these discussions. A raw material that is in fact so difficult to work that it cannot be replicated today using current materials technology matching the parameters of the workings seen today in the archaeological record.
Therefore we appear to have a mystery. A mystery which is being discussed on the Graham Hancock Mysteries Board which I feel is most appropriate.
Post Edited (21-Jun-15 01:21)