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    An Ingenious Theory to Building Stonehenge




    I have to admit that this does seem like an obvious way to go about constructing a monument the size of Stonehenge.
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    Clever lads. When building this house by myself, I was able to lift a 6m. steel beam by increments. The total energy would probably be the same as rocking on a pivot by carrying weight uphill, in the clip. Raising the obelisk of St Peter's square in Rome 1586 must have been fun with many Italians hauling ropes.

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    This is one very clever way of using pivoting and simple tools to lift huge amounts of weight - the raising part of of that vid is very cool. But moving huge stones on little rocks of concrete is not the same on open grass.

    There was a program on tv awhile ago where engineers and such came up with what they thought was the accurate way to move the huge stones over open land (once they had been sailed on large boats from wales).

    The method was quite simple and i'm sure theres vids of it online - they rowed the stones. From memory: they put a load of logs under the stones to roll across, and then using very few men, about half a dozen, and maybe some pivoting, they rowed the giant stones over the logs and managed to move stones the size of the originals in a very fast time.

    p.s. the block he lifted was 19,200 lbs, or 9 tons approx. So 1/3 the weight of the real deal

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    why not Giants, they are proven to have been around in ancient/"pre" history.

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