Will Hart, Origins of crop plants, Egyptology, Archaeological Cover-ups, Moving the Megaliths, Great Pyramid Shocker,
Extraterrestial Intervention 

Mystic
Places

Strange
Artifacts

Ancient
Writings

Science
Mysteries

Popular
Authors

Related
Links

Desktop
Wallpaper

Our
Store
Site
Map

What's
New

Main
Page

  You are here: world-mysteries.com » guest writers » will hart

Strange Artifacts

  Robert Baird
  R. B. Johnson Jr
  Rich Anders
  Richard Leviton
  Will Hart
  David Millo
  Gary A. David
  Anthony P. Perella
  John Neal
  Crichton Miller
  William L. Saylor
  A. Bourmistroff
  Ralph Ellis
  Colin Low
  David Pratt 
  Graeme Kearsley 
  K. Mazan 
  Jonathan Gray 
  Garry Kasparow
  Gilbert de Jong
  Martin Gray
  Dr.Turi
  Gahl Sasson
  Stan Tenen
  Story Waters
  Jim Solley
  Gordon Pipes
  Eugene Savov

Doug Yurchey

Michael Levy

Burke Thomas

Richard Nisbet

Richard Milton

Ed Ziomek

Jennis Strickland

Gary Novak

Joseph Turbeville

Doug Griffin

Daniel Srsa

Frank Dörnenburg

T. Stokes

Lloyd Pye

C.J.Calleman

 


Will Hart

Guest Writers

 

Guest Articles by Will Hart

About the Author

Will Hart is a freelance journalist, book author, nature photographer and documentary filmmaker. He has been investigating ancient mysteries and evidence of extraterrestrial intervention on Earth since 1969. He lives in Arizona.

Copyright Information
All articles on this page are
© 2004-2007 by Will Hart.
Reprinted with permission.


The Ancient Enigma - Moving the Megaliths

by Will Hart

 

Generations of explorers, archaeologists, historians, engineers and tourists have puzzled over one the great mysteries of ancient prehistory. At its core this incredible anomaly is quite simple. How did ancient cultures move 100, 200 and even 400-ton blocks of stone using primitive tools and methods? Not only move them also accurately position them to tight tolerances. The question is simple; the problem is complex.

I think we need to look at the issues with a modern perspective in the context of what our heavy equipment is capable of today to really get a grip on what kind of challenge we are discussing. Too often I read descriptions of how the Great Pyramid was built or how the ancient builders managed the megalithic stones in Peru that gloss right over the magnitude of these accomplishments. Cutting right to the chase, a modern locomotive engine weighs 200 tons.

Take that steel leviathan off the track and give a large team of men some ropes and let's see how far they can pull it or if they can lift it up at all. The average 18-wheel tractor-
trailer is rated to about a 20-ton capacity. Our highways have a legal load-limit of 40 tons, anything over that has to get special permits. I have come to realize after doing years of study of the ancient megalithic sites and modern technological capabilities that most people that write on these topics have not done their homework.

Many archaeologists and historians either skip over these problems or they dance around the real issues and simply give some unsupported scenario of how these massive blocks of stone were transported and lifted. There is an unavoidable physical problem that engineers are very aware of and that is the density and relative compactness of stone versus the manpower needed to exert enough force to move or lift it. The two simply do not go together. Even if we scale things way down the problem does not go away.

Let's take the average 2.5-ton limestone building block that was used to construct the core of the Great Pyramid. The block would be about four-foot long three high and three feet deep. How many men can be positioned around it? I would say no more than eight. Unfortunately, eight men cannot lift up 4,500 lbs. Pulleys and hoists were unknown in the pyramid building era. This poses a very simple and practical construction problem. It only grows worse as we raise the tonnage and the vertical lift.

How did the Egyptians lift 100-ton blocks up forty feet in the air to position them in the Sphinx temple? In addition, how did the Incas so carefully lift up and position their massive polygonal blocks so that they fit like a jigsaw puzzle?

There is an equally serious difficulty that precedes the transport and lifting of megaliths that takes place in the quarry. The only tools the ancient Egyptians had were very small copper chisels and rounded hammer-stones. The inflexible and insurmountable problem that the Great Pyramid presents is the fact that 43 blocks of granite weighing from 30 to 70 tons were quarried, lifted out of the bedrock, transported 500 miles and raised 150 vertical feet to the King's Chamber.

Several years ago Egyptologist Mark Lehner spent five hours in the Aswan quarry with a hammer-stone pounding against the granite bedrock (copper is too soft to cut granite). He was trying to prove that the ancient tools could do the job. He managed to excavate a one-foot square hole one-inch deep for his efforts. The granite blocks in the King's Chamber were 17' long and the trench that had to be dug around to them was about 8' deep. No one has ever shown how these megaliths were undercut and lifted out of the quarry.

These were relatively small blocks compared to the great obelisks that were quarried, transported and then raised up thousands of years ago, many of which still stand. They weigh from 100 to 350 tons. There isn't an archaeologist or engineer that has the slightest idea how this was done. Our largest modern day, heavy-duty cranes are rated from 100 to 300 tons. We have custom cranes that can lift up to 500 tons. Anyone that believes manpower alone could have moved these monstrous blocks of stone using ropes and manpower is living in a fantasy world.

In fact, Lehner set up an experiment to see if it was possible to quarry, move and lift an obelisk weighing one-tenth of what the largest Egyptian obelisks weighed. It was filmed by NOVA and was an utter failure. The team's master stonemason could not quarry the 35-ton obelisk so a bulldozer was called in. They could not move it, a truck was called in. These failures represent a turning a point in the long-standing debate. Lehner actually confirmed what a Japanese team funded by Nissan had already learned in 1979, it is not possible to duplicate what the ancients did using primitive tools and methods.

Team Nissan was trying to prove something and they were very confident. But when they could not begin to excavate the blocks of stone they planned on using for their small scale-model of the Great Pyramid with ancient tools they turned to jackhammers. When they tried to ferry the blocks they quarried across the river on a primitive barge, the stones sank. When a boat got them across the river they discovered that the sledges sank in the sand. They called trucks in to move the blocks to the site. Once at the site they could not manipulate the blocks into place and found, to their ultimate embarrassment, that they could not bring the four walls together into an apex despite the deployment of helicopters.

This debate has matured and moved along. It is time for those that believe they have the solution and can prove that the ancients used primitive tools and methods to step up to the plate. We need to dispose of this obsolete thinking and move on to more realistic solutions!

 

© 2002 by Will Hart
Email:
[email protected]

 


References and Resources

 
The Genesis Race: Our Extraterrestrial DNA
and the True Origins of the Species
by Will Hart

November 2003
249 pages

 

About the Author
Will Hart is a journalist, photographer, and filmmaker who has been investigating ancient mysteries and evidence of extraterrestrial intervention on Earth since 1969. He lives in Arizona.

Excerpted from The Genesis Race: Our Extraterrestrial DNA and the True Origins of the Species by Will Hart. Copyright © 2003. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
Myths, Legends and Folktales
What is myth? According to the American Heritage Dictionary a myth is: 1. A traditional, typically ancient story dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes that serves as a fundamental worldview of a people. 2. A fiction or half-truth. 3. A fictitious story, person or thing.

From this widely accepted definitions it is clear that myths are to be distinguished from historical accounts and accurate records. If someone tells you that they are... read more

Book Description
Shows that Earth was visited by an extraterrestrial race who bioengineered modern man in its image and taught man how to construct the pyramids

• Examines the flaws in Darwin's theory of evolution and presents startling new evidence of intelligent intervention • Reveals the messages coded in the pyramids left by the ancients concerning impending Earth changes at the end of the Mayan calendar • 30 b&w photographs

For millennia the development of humanity showed a consistent homogenous pattern. Then suddenly, around 5000 B.C., great civilizations sprang up around the globe. All the creation myths of these civilizations tell of gods who came down to Earth and fashioned man in their own image, teaching them the arts of agriculture and civilized life. In addition, the dominant architectural design in Egypt, Sumeria, Peru, Mexico, and China was the pyramid, though science has never been able to explain why or where these peoples obtained the advanced technological knowledge to construct such edifices. The abruptness and similarities of these evolutionary leaps calls into question the Darwinian theory of evolution, given that there are no traces of any intermediate evolutionary forms.

Now, using the most current research on DNA, Will Hart shows that these gods were actually visitors from other worlds who genetically engineered modern humanity from the beings that then inhabited the planet. He also suggests that the Bible and other creation stories have been interpreted falsely as myth when they should have been read as history. The structures left by our ancestors were designed in accordance with precise astronomical and geodetic alignments to make them visible from outer space and to survive for thousands of years with the intent of communicating information relating to physical and temporal events. Humanity's current stage of development has finally reached the point where the secret messages of these structures can be decoded to reveal the fate of humanity in the coming Earth changes.

Thought provoking alternative history

The author discusses the concept of myth, with reference to Sumeria, Babylon and Troy that turned out to have been real, and the Great Flood, a myth which is found in more than 200 cultures around the world and may be based on events during the end of the last ice age.

He looks at ancient Sumeria, Mexico and Peru and discusses the advanced mathematics of these so-called primitive peoples. Ancient Egypt and Mohenjo Daro are also investigated, as is the sudden appearance of domesticated plants and animals.

The sections on metallurgy, ice ages, cataclysms and the mysterious Civilization X are never less than gripping, as is his discussion of chronological cycles, the Maya calendar and our possible cosmic ancestry.

Hart reaches the same conclusion as Von Daniken and Sitchin: humanity is the result of a genetic cloning experiment by an advanced race that lived among their creatures in ancient times. The Genesis Race provides fascinating reading and those who enjoy this book will also benefit from reading the works of Zecharia Sitchin.

Reviewer from South Africa


Other Related Books

 

 

 

 
CHICHEN ITZA PHOTO-CD, 2007 CALENDAR, 3D MODEL, PRINTS...

77 Royalty Free images of the ancient Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza (one of the most visited ancient Mayan sites in Mexico). 
Each image on the CD is 9 x 6 inches x 300 dpi -- suitable for printing, multimedia and the web.
 

 
   The CD includes BONUS material:

  • 3D Model of the pyramid of Kukulkan (El Castillo) in two popular formats: Rhino and 3D Studio  (also sold separately)

  • 2007 Chichen Itza Calendar (in PDF format)
    This calendar is illustrated with spectacular sepia images  can be easily printed on your own (also sold separately).