Lies are not nice. I don’t think we should tell them.
Some academics and historians don’t share this view. Like rogue cops planting evidence to clear cases, some scholars like to claim they know whodunnit for the ancient structures on the planet.
The most well known ancient megalithic structure is the Pyramid of Giza. Everyone has heard the story that slaves (or by other accounts, volunteers) quarried, cut, moved, and placed millions of gigantic rocks using primitive tools, creating one of the most spectacular monuments on the planet.
How did they do it? Recent studies where “miniature” sleds were pulled through wet sand “proved” that a hieroglyph showing a pitcher of water being poured on the ground was not, in fact, a ceremonial gesture, but the practical way in which they moved the stones. Case dismissed.
Horseshit. Bullshit. Shit. Shite.
Sorry, let me open my mind a little bit. After all, I’m not a closed minded sheep. Sure, the science is sound that small droplets of water suspended in the sand could reduce friction if the appropriate sand to water ratio was achieved, but…
Until the university that conducted this study quarries, cuts, and moves an enormous block across wet sand and lifts it way up in the air using only Fred Flintstone’s toolbox, I call… you guessed it… bullshit!
When I say an enormous block, I mean really huge. Let’s forget about Egypt for a second and take a field trip over to Lebanon. The ruins at Baalbek. Check them out:
The largest stone here is an estimated 1600 tonnes.
Do people really think the builders of this structure rolled thousand-tonne blocks on logs for a kilometre, pulling away on jute rope, splashing water in the sand, ultimately heaving the massive things up 30 feet in the air?
Did I mention that no one has ever duplicated any of these amazing feats in modern times?
It would be nice to know who built these structures. It would be nice to know how they did it. It would be nice to see it demonstrated in modern times. But we don’t know. And we can’t demonstrate it. So, to the historians, scholars, and academics, I have a message for you:
If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all.