Ancient stone technology at Sacsayhuaman Sacsayhuamán (also known as Sacsahuaman) is a walled complex near the old city of Cusco, at an altitude of 3,701 m. or 12,000 feet. The site is part of the City of Cuzco, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1983. The wall or rampart is the most impressive section, built with enormous carved limestone boulders, this … [Read more...]
Gigantic Unfinished Stele Abandoned in Chinese Quarry
Thought to be the largest monolith in the world, Stele Base an unfinished construction from the Ming Empire, located near Nanjing, China. It's estimated weight is approximately 16,300 tons. Gigantic Unfinished Stele Abandoned in Chinese Quarry Gigantic unfinished stele abandoned in an ancient Chinese quarry could provide the answer to the question how other megalithic stone … [Read more...]
Puma Punku and Machu Picchu — Is There a Connection?
Puma Punku (Bolivia) is not far from Machu Picchu (Peru) and even some of the building techniques of both archaeological sites are within the same engineering expertise. I believe that the engineering proficiency and the tools that created many sites in Peru spread from the central site of Puma Punku. It might have been a base of operations early on, some 13,000 years ago. I … [Read more...]