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2012-12-12 02:00:39 PM  
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Rednaxel: I read the whole article, seems pretty cool. I did have to wonder about this though:

FTA: "Before the arrival of Christopher Columbus, Copacabana was a sacred site where the patron saint of Bolivia, the Virgin of Copacabana, was worshiped. "

Pretty sure they werent Catholic before Columbus.



Before the Europeans showed up, the natives "worshipped" (revered) Pachamama - the creator "goddess".

The Catholics couldn't stop them from their practices, so they compromised - change the name to "Virgin of (insert name here), add a few Catholic symbols (while keeping mani of their own) and the natives were pacified.

Happened pretty much everywhere the Catholics "conquered".
2012-12-12 01:49:55 PM  
2 votes:
It was an interesting article.

It's amazing what civilizations were able to accomplish before portable entertainment (e.g., books) was introduced. Nothing to read, nothing to watch on TV - hell, might as well spend 20 years moving rocks around for the sake of worshiping an earthly ruler or a sky-wizard.
2012-12-12 11:04:54 AM  
2 votes:
With an over your shoulder boulder holder?
2012-12-12 08:17:36 PM  
1 votes:
The Fuente Magna Bowl found in Lake Titicaca.

www.themanyfacesofspaces.com 
www.realatlantis.com 

I'm not saying it's Sumerians.

But, it was Sumerians.
2012-12-12 02:14:03 PM  
1 votes:

muck4doo: Hurray for them moving a 10 ton boulder. The largest stones at Puma Punku weigh well over 100 tons.



Actually, they used reed helicopters to move the really big ones.

And the ancient indians used saws and drills made of these same amazing reeds to cut stones like these:

www.gizapower.com

www.gizapower.com

www.gizapower.com

www.gizapower.com


All mysteries now solved.
2012-12-12 02:04:51 PM  
1 votes:
If you have enough coca leaves anything is possible.
2012-12-12 01:23:10 PM  
1 votes:

TypoFlyspray: offacue: With an over your shoulder boulder holder?

Obviously, rig some sort of sling.


Their technical adviser?:

www.supermotors.net
2012-12-12 12:13:12 PM  
1 votes:
Let's see:

- a large rock you want moved over there
- a big farkin' lake between point A & B

Hmm... toughie...

Well, Subby, I mean, I am not an engineer, but I am going to wildly speculate that in those circumstances one would build A LARGE FARKIN' RAFT AND FLOAT IT OVER.
2012-12-12 11:52:44 AM  
1 votes:
I read the whole article, seems pretty cool. I did have to wonder about this though:

FTA: "Before the arrival of Christopher Columbus, Copacabana was a sacred site where the patron saint of Bolivia, the Virgin of Copacabana, was worshiped. "

Pretty sure they werent Catholic before Columbus.
2012-12-12 11:16:25 AM  
1 votes:

wellreadneck: I guessed motorboat.


you motorboatin' SOB

maybe NSFW language
2012-12-12 11:09:48 AM  
1 votes:
Im guessing on a boat.
2012-12-12 11:08:17 AM  
1 votes:
No, but that was pretty cool anyhow.
2012-12-12 11:07:19 AM  
1 votes:
Ever wonder how you'd move a 10 ton boulder across Lake Titicaca?

Nope...still trying to work out why someone would want to move it in the first place. Until that gets sensibly answered, how is an irrelevant question.
2012-12-12 11:03:46 AM  
1 votes:
I would pay the locals, while I had a few drinks.
2012-12-12 11:01:55 AM  
1 votes:
2012-12-12 11:01:54 AM  
1 votes:
No. No I have not.

/Wanders off, whistling merrily
2012-12-12 11:00:44 AM  
1 votes:
... very slowly?
 
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