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Origyptian Wrote:
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> I may have missed your point. Are you suggesting
> that those chisels are ancient?

....No. I said they were "modern", picture the blacksmith who made them, which you can see a pile of chisels in his workshop, and if that was not clear I also quote and link the article the pictures are from.

But what do you mean "suggesting"? I sincerely hope you are not going to argue some nonsense about there not being iron chisels in 700AD therefore the temples of Mamallapuram must be made by your LC as no one could work granite before the 19th century.

Iron working in India goes back to at least 1200BC and maybe 1800BC and beyond. If you care:The origins of Iron-working in India

>
    To what granite stonework in "ancient times"
    > are you referring that was achieved using tempered
    > (iron) chisels?
>
> Care to clarify?

Out of that entire post this is what you take from it of course.

1500yrs old is certainly considered "ancient times" to some, which I am sure no one would fault its usage here too much given it is just a few hundred years after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire.

To state is as plainly as possible: there are still places in the world where modern humans still employ the same basic tools and methods used for thousands of years to do the same jobs including in some cases, as at Mamallapuram, carving granite. It is stupidly arduous and time consuming-it takes 8 months and 30,000 chisel reworks to make just one large piece (today, at Mamallapuram), yet they do it this way nonetheless. So not "impossible", it just really sucks and takes a long time. I am sure the Pallava Dynasty of the 7th century had infinitely more resources and manpower at their disposal than Bob at the local blacksmith shop.



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