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The Baffling Megalithic Structures of the World

By Robert Subscribe to RSS | April 23rd 2012 | Views:

We modern humans consider ourselves unique today compared to previous civilizations that have gone before us some 6,000 years ago. However, if we look back into their greatest achievements we will find some disturbing things that will somehow force us to question on what we think we know about them. Some people are even convinced that we are incapable of duplicating their megalithic structures despite our so-called advanced technology. Also keep in mind that these incredible structures were built over several millennia ago where the most advanced technology was the use of bronze tools (it was the bronze age back then).

The Incredibly Precise yet Impossibly Heavy Structures

According to archeologist and subject matter experts these mega structures were built by human labor with bronze age tools and the average knowledge of school children regarding engineering and design. But let us look at a few of these things and find out for ourselves:

1. The Giant Statues of Easter Island – with a land area of roughly 63 square miles (101 square kilometers) and a population of just over 5,000 people believe it or not they were able to cut hundreds of 80 to 100 tons (80,000 – 100,000 kilograms) granite stones from a nearby quarry. Now Easter Island is over 2,000 miles from the nearest land mass and is pretty much isolated, moreover out of its 5,000 residents there are no more than a thousand strong men that are fit for labor and they only have primitive tools. But still the statues are still there even to this day and still beg the question of how they were built.

2. The Great Pyramids of Giza – the Pyramid of Khufu is estimated to have more than 1.3 million lime stone blocks weighing 2 to 15 tons each (4,400 – 33,000 pounds) - also an engineering marvel. For example each stone block are cut so precisely that they were fit together in an interlocking position without any adhesive or cement material that will bind them together, yet they’re able to hold the entire 6 million metric tonnes structure in place for more than 5,000 years. Another interesting fact about the Pyramid of Khufu is that its base is 720 feet per side with a deviation of only 2 centimeters – no other structure on Earth has been able to maintain its perfect square base for thousands of years like the Pyramid of Khufu does.

3. The City of Machu Picchu – this ancient city was constructed in the mountainous region of Peru and sits 7,970 feet on a mountain top. But what’s really mind bending is how the ancient people in South America were able to lift tons of boulders high up in the mountains just to have their city built? There seems to be no logical explanation to this except that the city itself was dedicated in honor of their god.

4. The Stonehenge in England – it seems that ancient peoples like to construct things with heavy boulders, because the stone slabs used in Stonehenge also weigh close to a hundred tons. These stones are considered immovable by ancient tools yet they were able to do it. But more than that the entire structure itself is also a precision instrument that calculates the days, weeks, months and years. It also traces the summer and the winter solstices

According to structural engineers even if we used our modern tools to duplicate these megalithic structures, we would have various difficulties in attempting to do them. And these remarks came from people who have built 100 story+ skyscrapers. If you need to know how the mass-measurements were converted in their respective units, you can look it up in any online conversion tool available on the internet.

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