1. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    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.

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  2. slutwolf

    slutwolf Porn Star

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    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.
    and
    Since similar constructions are quite common nowadays , why not.
    eg.
    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

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    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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