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Pumapunku

Pumapunku or Puma Punku (from the Aymara and Quechua words puma, meaning cougar or puma, and punku, meaning door) is part of a large Inca temple complex or monument group at the Tiwanaku Site near Tiwanaku, in western Bolivia. It's noted for its exceptional and precisely-cut sandstone stonework. It's estimated that the stonework must have been constructed sometime after 536โ€“600 AD.

Some of the stones weigh over 130 tons, and there are various (not yet generally agreed upon) theories about how they were cut with such precision, and how they were moved from their quarry site.

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Also see : Egyptian Obelisk constructionplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigEgyptian Obelisk construction

Ancient Egyptian obelisks are tapering stone pillars which have a square cross-section, and which are believed to have had religious, socio-political and ornamental functions. Some weigh more than 400 tons.They appear to have been 'carved' from solid granite using a method which leaves characteristic and regular 'scallop' marks on their surface.
and The Pyramids - constructionplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigThe Pyramids - construction

Construction engineers and archaeologists have not been able to agree on the ways in which the Great Pyramids of Giza (and others) might have been constructed - at around 2580โ€“2560 BC.

"The logistics involved in the construction of this pyramid are staggering when one considers that the ancient Egyptians had no pulleys, no wheels, and no iron tools.


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