1. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked Banned!

    Jun 11, 2011
    They "came" and "went" here. Poulnabrone dolmen is a portal tomb - one of approximately 174 in Ireland - located in the Burren, County Clare, Ireland. It dates back to the Neolithic period, probably between 4200 BC and 2900 BC.

    It is on our "to visit" list.

  2. slutwolf

    slutwolf Porn Star

    Nov 20, 2009
    Back to Khufu's pyramid.

    There's always been a big problem with where all the stone came from.
    They know the quarries that they have found which the stone came from , but they only have a total volume about equal to the pyramid , and that obviously isn't nearly enough.

    You see , quarrying and cutting , shaping stone by their method , produces about 70% waste.

    Being there are no other quarries around , that's a huge shortfall.

    Brought in an expert research construction engineer who's specialised for many years in working out how ancient structures were built , so they could be repaired/restored.

    He's figured out , the centre is filled with the rubble.
    They only built a few outer courses of block , and filled it as they went ,
    also using the fill as internal ramps to get the blocks up ,
    thereby solving the other big mystery.

    All other theories of external ramps , don't work , as they would require a similar volume of material to the pyramid itself , require much to much to build , and then had to be disposed of.

    Also , if it was built entirely of blocks , over the known timespan ,
    they would have had to produce a block delivered , and placed every 6 1/2 minutes.
    That is , put one finished block in place every 6 1/2 minutes , for about 20years.

    It can't be proven yet ,
    and not accepted by many.
    But it is the only system that works and is practical so far.
    Since similar constructions are quite common nowadays , why not.
    concrete base floors in housing.
    A couple or more courses of blocks ,
    infilled ,
    a layer of damp proofing (plastic) ,
    then a layer of concrete over the top.
  3. slutwolf

    slutwolf Porn Star

    Nov 20, 2009
    Another amazing bit of engineering.
    One of the early pyramids , either the stepped or the bent pyramid.

    The sarcophagus , made of granite ,
    weighing some tons , 6 ? , is placed at the bottom of a 60 or 80 foot vertical shaft in the base rock ,
    (below ground level)
    and the shaft is only just big enough to fit the sarcophagus.

    How the fuck did they get it down there ?
    Very simply , very cleverly.
    They dug/cut another shaft next to the first ,
    cut a hole to the burial shaft.
    Filled the burial shaft with dry desert sand , and put the sarcophagus on top.
    Then , they removed the sand from the bottom , dragging it out into the second shaft.
    Hey presto , down slowly goes the sarcophagus :)
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