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One of the most remarkable prehistoric human achievements was our ability to work with stone on a seemingly gigantic and effortless scale, which apart from the technical implications, reveals the presence of sophisticated and complex people, who proved themselves to be anything but primitive.

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1) The Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan, Egypt. - Measures 120-feet (42m) and would have weighed over 1,168 tons when complete.

Ref: (Sci. Amer. Dec. 1977. No. 36).  - Estimated @ 1200 tons

This incredible stone is more than twice the size of any known obelisk ever raised. Quarrymen apparently abandoned the obelisk when natural fractures appeared in its sides. However, the stone, still attached to bedrock, gives important clues to how the ancients quarried granite. Much of the red granite used for ancient temples and colossi came from quarries in the Aswan area (500 miles south of Cairo). The Unfinished Obelisk still lies where a crack was discovered as it was being hewn from the rock. Possibly intended as a companion to the Lateran Obelisk (see below), originally at Karnak, now in Rome.

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2) Ba'albek, Lebanon. - (The 'Stone of the South).

Estimates of the weight of this stone vary considerably.

Although the highest estimates of the unfinished stone's weight have reached an incredible 2,000 tons (7),(11), these estimates are now considered too high.

Quarry stone: (Photo Right), Measures 20.9m x 4.8m x 4.2m = 421.344m³.

'The average density of granite is 2.75 g/cm3'

Ref: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granite)

Therefore the approximate weight of this stone is 1158.696 tons.

Three other smaller stones under 'The Grand Terrace' of the temple itself are also estimated to weigh from between 750 and 1,000 tons each (9), and there are several other colossal stones to be seen around the great 'Temple of the Sun' at Ba'albek.

The stones were cut from red granite, with the largest 'The stone of the south' (as seen above), still attached to the bedrock. All the large stones used for the temple of the sun at Ba'albek were quarried from the same location, and taken over half a mile uphill to build the great temple.

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3) The Ramesseum, Egypt - The Ramesseum is the memorial temple of Pharaoh Ramesses II. Originally called the House of millions of years of Usermaatra-setepenra that unites with Thebes-the-city in the domain of Amon.

In front of the ruins is the base of the colossus of Ramesses. On the granite colossus's shoulder is an inscription describing Ramesses as the "sun of Princes". The statue fell into the Second Court and the head and torso remain there, but the other broken pieces are in museums all over the world.

Only fragments of the base and torso remain of the colossal statue of the enthroned Ramasses, (19m high and weighing around 1000 tons). The stone for the statue was transported 170 miles over land from Aswan to Thebes. This would have once been the largest statue (except statues carved in situ) in the world. (23)

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Read of more stones at:  http://www.ancient-wisdom.com/top50stones.htm

The largest monolith in the world was supposed to have been cut and quarried at the command of the Roman Emperor Augustus. But rather than building it in Rome or other seats of the Empire, he chose Baalbek, which back then was an insignificant town in the middle of nowhere. This makes no sense at all because Romans consistently built their greatest structures in places of significance.

Furthermore, the Romans kept record of everything they built in meticulous detail. But there are no records whatsoever on how the largest structure ever was quarried and transported. Odd, isnt it? Again, it doesn’t take an expert archaeologist to recognize that something is amiss with the “official version” about these stones. Roman historical records indicate that approximately 300 tons was the limit to what they were able to transport. Nowhere in their records is any indication of having transported 1250 ton stones. In fact, we have it on record that emperor Augustus himself deemed the transportation of a 400 ton Obelisk from Egypt to Rome too difficult and aborted the project. Romans had neither the capability nor the desire to transport gigantic weights.

The trilithon is much more strongly eroded than the Jupiter Temple atop of it. Even an untrained eye, who has been on location, can see that there are many thousands of years of erosion between the super-stones and the Roman ones.

If the Romans were responsible for this, why didn’t they just use the two unfinished blocks to build the temple? Unless they were much too heavy for them to handle it would make no sense to transport three huge blocks but leave the others lying in the fields. Especially not for the proud Romans who in their prime, didn’t leave construction unfinished.

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What’s more is that the trilithon blocks are placed upon each other so precisely that you couldn’t fit a sheet of paper between them. The later roman blocks are not fitted that expertly. So even if we were to suppose that the Romans transported these blocks (the Romans who couldnt even transport a 400 ton Obelisk and needed up to 50 years to transport smaller ones), how were the placed with such precision?

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I like how they, scientists, like to make up credit that the heavy square stone were fashioned by humans...Even the big pyramids in Egypt. Yup. All made by man. though where are the many tools and ropes and beaten slaves graves?

I think we are a bit past that and know it was the Annunaki . The snake race did all the heavy lifts. The Aliens who give information to us say, it is so. And I believe it. We humans could barley conceive the enormity the Annunaki had placed on humans. If one wants to see what the Annunaki look like have no further to look than the statues of Easter Island. Long face large nose square chin. Fierce looking. No wonder the humans were in fear of them and made captives to bred with and do what ever grunt meanial tasks Then Moses came to the rescue. a mild Pole shift  3600 years ago. All happened pretty well at the same time This one comming will be the biggest in 50.000 years. Go figure..Glad to see you over here. : )
massive..massive size of those stones! i enjoy your threads titanic mate.
(06-22-2016, 10:32 PM)SR-25 Wrote: [ -> ]massive..massive size of those stones! i enjoy your threads titanic mate.

Thanks guys. Thanks SR-25.  Probably you are right too, I see no way for them to raise the stones using slave labor.  Perhaps we did have some assistance.

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Titanic 1...........I love watching shows where they try and "reproduce" these ancient marvels with the same tools the ancients had at hand..........and a lot of time we fail, so you have to wonder....how DID they manage all this, if WE can't duplicate it, ............very cool thread !
Besides its remoteness, Easter Island is, of course, famous for its massive stone sculptures or "Moais." The largest of these is "El Gigante," located near the Rano Raraku Quarry, which stands some 72 feet tall (well, 71.93 to be exact). El Gigante weighs in at an astonishing 160-182 metric tons, more then the weight of two full 737 airplanes. 

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