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The Unvirginiser

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The Unvirginiser

I wanted to make a topic about how you think ancient civilisastions made the amazing structures that are still around today

 

Stonehendge

The Pyramids

The Great wall of China

Machu Picchu

Chichen-Itza

Easter Island statues

 

How were they built?

Magic?

Aliens?

Pure man power?

 

What where they used for?

Some are more obv than other (Great wall suicidal.gif )

It has always amazed me, if you sue wikipedia you see the complexity of these structures and the problems of a logical explanation. The stone used for stonehenge is lcoated hundreds of miles away from the site. And when Machu Picchu was built the Inca didn't have the wheel.

 

 

 

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Claude GTA3

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The "Fooone Hoooome" guys did.

 

Accept the wall of China. That was built by the magical Irish leprechauns named Samus and Jedediah.

 

Oh,and the wall was invented by Niles,a Brittish chipmunk.

 

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The Unvirginiser
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The "Fooone Hoooome" guys did.

 

Accept the wall of China. That was built by the magical Irish leprechauns named Samus and Jedediah.

 

Oh,and the wall was invented by Niles,a Brittish chipmunk.

 

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Sounds reasonable

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Claude GTA3
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The "Fooone Hoooome" guys did.

 

Accept the wall of China. That was built by the magical Irish leprechauns named Samus and Jedediah.

 

Oh,and the wall was invented by Niles,a Brittish chipmunk.

 

monocle.gif

Sounds reasonable

Truth is always reasonable. I mean,who could actually believe that a HUMAN can build something. Samus and Jed are always lurking.

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Hard work and ingenious mechanisms. I don't think we give ancient people enough credit. We ask, "How did they do that without cranes and things?". It's quite simple, we lack their perspective and knowledge of their building techniques.

 

Simply put, they had amazing mechanical methods and shear man power to build these awesome structures. It's easy for us to forget that it's possible to build very large things without electric and gas powered machinery.

 

 

 

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Ph3L1z14n0

You also need to remember that all of those constructions didn't took 5 years to build, many of those took decades!

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Hayden Stasven

Well the Pyramids are an easy one. Due to contrary belief, it was constructed by paid workers. Give a project enough thought and will and one way or another it's certain to happen.

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I think most people seriously underestimate capabilities of the ancients. Our technology today hasn't gone all that far compared to theirs. We have three principal advantages: computers, engines, and materials. Only the last one truly gives advantage in building large things. We've done pretty well before we started using computers in architecture, and engines are replaced with sufficient man and animal power. We're down to materials, and the only thing we use in building today that ancients did not have is steel. So the only real difference between trying to build pyramids today and having them built in ancient Egypt is that we'd be able to use steel cables to load stuff. Can we build pyramids today? With enough manpower, sure, why not? So why are you surprised that they were built by ancient Egyptians?

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I think most people seriously underestimate capabilities of the ancients. Our technology today hasn't gone all that far compared to theirs. We have three principal advantages: computers, engines, and materials. Only the last one truly gives advantage in building large things. We've done pretty well before we started using computers in architecture, and engines are replaced with sufficient man and animal power. We're down to materials, and the only thing we use in building today that ancients did not have is steel. So the only real difference between trying to build pyramids today and having them built in ancient Egypt is that we'd be able to use steel cables to load stuff. Can we build pyramids today? With enough manpower, sure, why not? So why are you surprised that they were built by ancient Egyptians?

They were just relatively ahead of their time for the knowledge that they had (for example, the healing properties of honey). I suppose people think it's marvelous that a culture so old could make something that cool. Meh.

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I wanted to make a topic about how you think ancient civilisastions made the amazing structures that are still around today

 

Stonehendge

The Pyramids

The Great wall of China

Machu Picchu

Chichen-Itza

Easter Island statues

 

How were they built?

Magic?

Aliens?

Pure man power?

 

What where they used for?

Some are more obv than other (Great wall suicidal.gif )

It has always amazed me, if you sue wikipedia you see the complexity of these structures and the problems of a logical explanation. The stone used for stonehenge is lcoated hundreds of miles away from the site. And when Machu Picchu was built the Inca didn't have the wheel.

My theory is that the ancient peoples had contact with humanoid aliens. The aliens with their amazing technology got the Earth humans to believe that they were gods. The ancients built monuments to worship them. At some point in time for whatever reason the aliens stopped making direct interaction. monocle.gif

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I think most people seriously underestimate capabilities of the ancients. Our technology today hasn't gone all that far compared to theirs. We have three principal advantages: computers, engines, and materials. Only the last one truly gives advantage in building large things. We've done pretty well before we started using computers in architecture, and engines are replaced with sufficient man and animal power. We're down to materials, and the only thing we use in building today that ancients did not have is steel. So the only real difference between trying to build pyramids today and having them built in ancient Egypt is that we'd be able to use steel cables to load stuff. Can we build pyramids today? With enough manpower, sure, why not? So why are you surprised that they were built by ancient Egyptians?

They were just relatively ahead of their time for the knowledge that they had (for example, the healing properties of honey). I suppose people think it's marvelous that a culture so old could make something that cool. Meh.

Well, most ancient civilizations were ahead of their time if you go by the modern perception. What most people don't realize is that huge portions of our mathematical and scientific knowledge are based of of principles that were either realized by the ancients or that the ancients themselves understood at one point. I mean, we often don't go very many years at all without finding some new ingenious Greek device that makes us rethink just how sophisticated they were, so I'm sure the answer to how the Egyptians built the pyramids is just a simple discovery away. However, as far as our civilization behind so much smarter, I would say ours has just had thousands of years to refine itself thanks to the knowledge the ancients provided us with.

 

Personally I think civilizations ahead of us will be far more baffled about how our society managed to create such small things. From micro-circuitry, to the incredibly fine-tuned machinery we have now days, once the documents we've written on how we did this go, generations after us will probably look back and not be able to explain some things as well and grasp at the same crazy conclusions.

 

 

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Gouveia

I don't really know. But that fascinates me. When I'm older, I'll want to do a research on Stonehenge. I might find something unusual and become famous monocle.gif

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The "Fooone Hoooome" guys did.

 

Accept the wall of China. That was built by the magical Irish leprechauns named Samus and Jedediah.

 

Oh,and the wall was invented by Niles,a Brittish chipmunk.

 

monocle.gif

Pssh the Grebleips couldn't even remember all the people on a landing craft I don't know if they could have helped us build all of those impressive monuments. I'll tell you who it could have been though. It could've been the ewoks.

 

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But I think in all seriousness that it could have easily been either us being that flippin' good at building (though the acoustic skills of the maya is almost too outstanding) or some intelligent outer force manipulating our abilities.

 

Since the end of classical civilizations we really haven't been able to manipulate materials in quite the same way as we did then, now we really on more mechanical means to do the jobs, partly due to a societal shift but the other part could be from having lost that level of skill developed due to over eager conquerors demolishing all records of the civilizatons which they were overrunning.

 

Great Wall of China though is just a testament to what a few hundred years and a hell of a lot of ambition can accomplish.

 

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