The mystery of cutting
and lifting ancient huge blocks has not yet been proven
The largest known obelisk stone
lies unfinished in the Aswan stone quarry in Egypt.
It is estimated to weigh nearly 1,200 tons OR 2 million 400 thousand
pounds and is 135 feet long.
Today's modern construction cranes would not be able to hoist this massive stone
and move it hundreds of miles to put it in place straight up. Ancients moved similar stones.
Many "old theory" archeologists claim the stone masons used dolerite
balls and copper chisels to cut the stone.
Contemporary experts prove that not enough workers
could fit in the slim passage between the stone to complete
the work in time, that old theory
suggests (20 years). Diamond blades and saws and yet undiscovered
tools must have been used. Also did the Egyptians do all the work
without outside help?
The ancient stone masons began to carve it directly out of bedrock.
Cracks appeared in the granite and the project was abandoned. The
bottom side of the obelisk is still attached to the bedrock.
THE WORLD'S LARGEST FINISHED CUT STONE BLOCK IS PICTURED BELOW
Baalbek, eastern Lebanon lays
the largest cut stone block found in the entire world.
Weighing an estimated 1200 tons.
It is 69 feet by 16
feet by 13 feet 10 inches, making it the single largest piece
of stonework ever crafted in the world
The mysteries of the transportation
and lifting of the great blocks have not yet been proven.
The largest Obelisk that was actually erected in Egypt was no
more that 500 tons. Robert Temple and his colleagues concluded that
by using a technique called optical thermo-luminescence, they dated
the casing stones to around 3590 – 2640 BC
SIDE NOTE - Many refer to
the structure in Washington DC as- "The Obelisk in Washington DC" "The tallest obelisk in the world" "The worlds tallest stone
structure" standing 555 feet tall. It is not of Egyptian origin. IT IS NOT ONE PIECE OF STONE -The
monument was built with SMALL BLOCKS of marble and granite.
Construction of the monument began in 1848