Puma punku carbon dating
And only be appreciated as a straight line from the air?
According to measurements and calculations by Dr John Hemming of the Royal Geographical Society in London, one of these has a height of 8.5 metres and weighs 355 tonnes, ranking it amongst 'the largest blocks ever incorporated into any structure'.What’s really interesting are the straight lines criss-crossing the plains.These stretch for up to 15 miles in some cases, but remain perfectly straight the entire way across.The theory or slanted ramps is out the window too, as the amount of people needed to push the blocks couldn’t have fit on the ramps, and the soil around the pyramid base doesn’t show any settling that would have been associated with massive ramps. The heaviest of these stones is 450 tons — roughly the same weight as seven M-1 Abrams tanks.
In Peru, megalithic masonry is found on a far vaster scale and the polygonal blocks often have far greater dimensions.Quite possibly the granddaddy of mysterious places, it all comes down to the basic theory that “nobody knows jack about the pyramids.” We don’t know why they were built, not sure really what all the chambers in them do (or if we’ve even found them all), aren’t sure what’s beneath them (theories say that enormous faces carved aside the pyramids are continually being covered by sand), and we have no idea how the enormous blocks were put in place, especially without mortar. Torches would have produced soot on the roofs and walls, which is not found in the tomb at all and reflected light on mirrors would have dissipated after only a few feet. Even with all our modern technologies, we still can’t even build a smaller, to-scale replica without ruining our construction equipment. I just learned about Puma Punku in Bolivia recently, and after all the things I’ve read and all the photos I’ve seen, I’m in the camp of people that say, “We don’t know why or how.” It’s a megalithic structure atop a 13,000 ft plateau with massive blocks fitting together like Legos — again, without mortar.