I want to know how this was done.

angryonionangryonion Just some guy
edited June 2011 in Spurious Generalities
Anyone ever see pics of Machu Picchu and all that stone work?
I want to know how they did it.
Here is an example.

I believe there has to be an easy explanation and it does not include space men.
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  • angryonionangryonion Just some guy
    edited May 2011
    Thanks for the link.I'll watch the documentary and get back to you.:thumbsup:
  • MayberryMayberry Regular
    edited May 2011
  • Gary OakGary Oak Regular
    edited May 2011
    [ame=" - The Strokes - Machu Picchu[/ame]
  • dr rockerdr rocker Regular
    edited May 2011
    angryonion wrote: »
    I believe there has to be an easy explanation and it does not include space men.

    I have done enough stone masonry to know the easy answer is 'it was the spacemen'. While it is possible to beat rocks of rocks and get a decent join, the science behind the shape of the rocks in the walls and buildings could not have been thought up at the time.
  • Turd_SmasherTurd_Smasher Regular
    edited May 2011
    Macchu Pikachu? :confused:

  • LSA KingLSA King Regular
    edited May 2011
    That's always interested me. Some of the shit that the ancient people did back in the day blows my mind. It seems like they were more technologically advanced in certain aspects than we are today :o

    I wouldn't necessarily say "technologically advanced", just used there brain in ways that boggle our minds because we tend to think of peoples from even just a hundred years before our existence as "barbaric" because society moves/changes so quickly. Doesn't help historians, teachers, and educators of all kinds tend to manipulate the things we don't know in history to things that either sound like something someone might do at that time or just being a genius in their day.

    We are animals, we adapt and overcome and there is very little in this world that will not be done if our will wishes it so. Of course the outcome may be very rudimentary in the end, but nonetheless, if we want to build a damn pyramid shape looking structure man will find a way to make it happen.
  • angryonionangryonion Just some guy
    edited May 2011
    Well I just finished watching the Nova documentary.Lots of good info but they really didn't spend much time on the stone cutting aspect.In fact they just kind of blew over it saying they did it by smashing rocks,some how I just don't buy it.
    If it was that simple stone masons today would still be doing it.Rich folks would pay a premium for that kind of work.
  • BigHarryDickBigHarryDick Cock Bite
    edited June 2011
    Mexicans, They are the only crafty bastards that can build anything.

    Problem solved.

    you're welcome :)
  • LostInTheWoodsLostInTheWoods Regular
    edited June 2011

    All the answers are in that documentary, currently looking for a torrent.
    They pretty much just hit the granite with other granite until it fit and then put it in place, then finished off the outside of the stone walls. Its crazy shit and that documentary is really interesting.


    Sounds interesting, trying to download now but only made 0.9% progress since yesterday...


    Found another torrent that have more seeders:
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