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Ramblings - Curious how Stonehenge could be built by one man,(person)?

Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at 7:52 AM

Check this video out. It is about 6 minutes long but it shows how one man moves, rotates and stands a huge block on end, resulting in the beginnings of his own "Stonehenge Reloaded".

When the "professionals" tried to figure it out, it seems they may not have thought simple enough. It really is simple and it really is an interesting approach. Just think what two or three could do?

Can it be applied to building the pyramids?


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Probably not for the pyramids seeing as how the base of the Great Pyramid covers 13 acres. The one thing that I've always found truly amazing about that one is that it's within a half an inch from being perfectly level, even though they had to allow for the curvature of the earth. I've never understood how they could have come up with such precise measurements in the days before modern mathematics.

-- Posted by Thom on Tue, Jun 10, 2008, at 12:47 PM

Perhaps the earth was flat back then. ;)

Or,they might have had mathematicians even better than Hypatia.

Several civilizations have traditions stating that people in the past had cultures far more advanced than we even have today.

(Think of the "cavemen" who did brain surgery we can't match today and had their patients live for years afterwards.)

It's possible we could gain an unbelievable and even unprecedented amount of knowledge without recovering all that our ancestors knew that we've forgotten.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Tue, Jun 10, 2008, at 3:12 PM

True, it is rather humbling to think of everything that was built or created by "ancient" civilizations that we could not match even today.

-- Posted by Thom on Tue, Jun 10, 2008, at 4:21 PM

I didnt watch the video, but it has been done before, years and years ago. Did they build up the incline slowly until upright and then cover the uprights and use a gentle incline to drag up top pieces, then dig it out?

I would guess it was first done recently over 100 years ago and many times since, but never got any press. Old legends die hard, and no one wants to let go of their beliefs it seems.

I would guess a lot of older technology that we are currently lacking from the past is a very simple logical use of our surroundings. We are so mentally burdened by other things that the simplest things appear to go overlooked.

-- Posted by memyselfi on Tue, Jun 10, 2008, at 11:14 PM

Check out the Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida. It was built by one man and is made of huge coral blocks.

-- Posted by dmcg on Wed, Jun 11, 2008, at 2:44 AM

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