The Megalith Movers Prehistoric Engineering
Blog 20th February 2016    This last week has been pretty intense, so much so that by Friday I didn't know what day it was. I was convinced it was Wednesday or Thursday, and was astounded when Steve told me it was Friday already. We have had a three or four man crew all week and had been inching the block forwards and sideways day by day. It was a bit like walking along the edge of a cliff, we dare not put a foot wrong or we would lose the block completely. However, by Thursday at the end of the session we had moved the stone about eighteen inches nearer the obelisk, and about twelve inches over to port.    On Friday we decided to make a trackway, on top of the lower stone and under the stone we were moving. We then cut some short lengths of lever and arranged them as rollers on the trackway. After this job was done we were able to start slowly moving the stone to starboard. As we didn't have the manpower to accomplish this task by just pushing the stone, we had to employ our levers again. It was going to be slow progress still, but perhaps a little safer.    Next week we will continue moving the stone to starboard, and when we have if far enough we can arrange our levers each side in the normal way for stone-rowing, and row the stone towards the obelisk where it needs to be.    Sorry we have no photos this week, but as I said, it has been an intense period, so intense in fact that we forgot to take any. Next week I will try to make sure we take some.    Best regards to all,    Gordon. << previous blog page next blog page >> To read & post comments click here return to top of this page

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