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Blog 4th March 2015  Hi all,   We had a major setback overnight, the photos below tell part of the story.    We had left the obelisk overnight supported with temporary props while we prepared to switch to the new support method, unfortunately these temporary props proved to be much more temporary than we had intended.    I can only presume that one of these props was not as strong as the rest, and broke causing the obelisk to roll over and fall.    We now have no option other than to start again from scratch. However looking on the bright side, what we have learned during this experiment is not lost.    We will start again putting all the lessons learned to good use. The plinth is damaged, but repairable and the obelisk is undamaged.    Steve suggested we can repair the plinth and use a crane to lift the obelisk into the position it was at the start of this experiment, but I am reluctant to do so. If possible I would like to see this experiment completed entirely by hand. From my previous experiments into the building of Stonehenge I know that with a team of 20 or 30 men we could easily pick up this 10 ton obelisk and put it exactly were we want it. I am now thinking of a way to do this with the manpower we have available, say 3 to 6 men.    I will keep you updated as we progress. Gordon Pipes.   <<previous blog page next blog page >> To read & post comments click here return to top of this page

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