The Megalith Movers Prehistoric Engineering
The Megalith Movers Prehistoric Engineering    Consider this: Building Stonehenge, erecting Stonehenge, transporting the Stonehenge uprights. Placing the lintel stones, transporting the Sarsen stones, dragging heavy Sarsen stones on rollers.    How these things were achieved remains a mystery to modern man and this is regarding just one small site in England. You can visit any prehistoric site anywhere in the world and yet the same questions arise.    All over Northern Europe, into North Africa and the Mediterranean and far away across the Atlantic Ocean in Central and South America, stand examples of prehistoric man’s amazing engineering capabilities. Prime examples of which display engineering feats so advanced that many writers have used these ancient structures as evidence that the earth was once visited by Aliens from an advanced civilization. The main plank of this argument being that even today in the 21st century with all the computer power we now have at our disposal no-one has ever been able to replicate how these engineering feats have been achieved.    I will quote a few examples from around the world and you will see how convincing this argument is.    I will than attempt to destroy the whole basis on which this argument is founded by stating and demonstrating how these feats may have been achieved. I believe I am able to do this because I have spent the last 15 years thinking about and conducting practical scientific experiments into the movement and erection of real megaliths. During my earlier experiments I used scale replicas cast in concrete (concrete being about the same mass as sandstone) with the heaviest being around 12 tons. In subsequent experiments I will be using full scale replicas.    I'll start with Stonehenge in southern England, a circle of massive solid stones weighing between 30 and 40 tons apiece, topped with horizontal capping stones weighting around 10 tons apiece and inside this circle the biggest stones of all arranged in threes, two upright stones with a lintel stone placed on top of the two uprights. Called the Trilionths the heaviest of the uprights used, comes in at 45 tons.    My experiment concerning Stonehenge will be to move into position and erect a copy of the biggest of the Trilionths (consisting of two upright stones each weighting 45 tons with a 10 ton lintel stone placed on top of the uprights). This as never been achieved during written history without the use of modern cranes at some point during the experiment. Which to my mind nullifies the whole experiment. THIS EXPERIMENT WILL BE COMPLETED USING ONLY HUMAN MUSCLE POWER AND MATERIALS READILY AVAILABLE TO PREHISTORIC MAN. Click the video on the right: “Building Stonehenge”, for a clip (8 mins) of some of my earlier experiments filmed for a documentary broadcast world-wide by National Geographic Channel.    When I have successfully completed this task, which I fully expect to do, I will then try to solve a couple of mysteries from ancient Egypt.    In Egypt mysteries abound, most of which have never been convincingly explained. My next experiment will probably be the mystery of the ‘Obelisks’, (free standing stone columns, many weighting in excess of three hundred tons.) How were they transported and erected? Lack of available money and manpower will almost certainly restrict my efforts to a replica of maybe 70 to 80 tons. But like the Stonehenge Experiment this will be another world first, again no-one has ever successfully erected a stone of even half this size and weight without the use of modern lifting equipment at some point during the experiment. LIKE THE FIRST EXPERIMENT ALL MODERN MACHINES WILL BE PROHIBITED DURING THE COURSE OF THE EXPERIMENT.    Alternatively I may first try to solve the mystery of how the builders of The Great Pyramid at Gaza were able to overcome many seemingly impossible problems concerning, (1) the quarrying of the vast amount of stone blocks needed for such a project. (2) The transportation of this amount of material from the quarry to the building site and (3) the elevating of this material to the required height as the building progressed.  It has been estimated by Egyptologists that for the Great Pyramid at Gaza to have been completed during the Kings lifetime, as it must have been, one block of stone would have to be quarried, delivered and laid in place every few minutes of every working day during the kings lifetime, say 80 years.  From evidence at the quarry site each piece of stone, some as heavy as 10 tons or more, was extracted by manually pounding away at the surface of the quarry with pounding stones until each stone was freed from its neighbor, an operation that must have taken each team involved many days or weeks for each stone. It is obvious therefore that for a finished stone to be available for transportation every few minutes of every working day for 80 years the total labor force employed at the quarry must have been a substantial proportion, if not the major proportion of the total workforce available for the completion of the whole project.  Thus leaving a very limited work force for both the transportation and building.  While I can see no way of reducing the workforce required for the quarrying I believe I can see ways of improving the productivity of both the transport team and the building team thus reducing the size of each workforce leaving the maximum amount of labor for the the quarrying of the stones.  This will require investing time in the building of a form wooden infrastructure between the quarry site and the pyramid site for the transportation and also a wooden structure for elevating the stones to the required height needed as the building progresses. This investment will be repaid many times over as it eliminates completely the need for earth and stones ramps previously thought necessary for pyramid building while at the same time freeing perhaps 90 percent of the workforce for employment at the quarry site. To continue reading click here return to top of this page

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