An incredible discovery: it revealed the secret of the buildings of ancient civilizations

Scientists have uncovered the secret of an ancient way of moving heavy stones without the use of wheels

Evgeniy Opanasenko

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Engineers have discovered the secret of the ancient builders

Scientists and historians for a long time could not understand how ancient civilizations built complex structures in difficult places, and without using wheels or heavy modern machinery. Researchers for a long time came to a standstill, and conspiracy theories explained the construction of gigantic monuments not only as using the alien technology from space.

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A stone weighing 25 tons can be pulled by hand

Researchers from design lab Design Matter, in cooperation with the construction specialist CEMEX has revealed the secret of the ancient builders. They were inspired by the megalithic structures such as Stonehenge, the Moai statues on Easter island and Machu Picchu in the Andes. As it turned out, the secret lies in the efficient use of science to move huge stone blocks. And this is done manually, without wheels, that has long seemed impossible.

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The key to the secret of are precisely calibrated, the centers of mass and the structure of the puzzle

In 2014, researchers began to study how ancient civilizations built huge structures without the aid of modern equipment, such as cranes and other heavy equipment. Checking their knowledge, they created a huge structure using concrete with variable density with rounded edges and a special balance points to move. The key to their mobility are accurately calibrated, the centers of mass, which provide stability when moving.

In the end, scientists in the laboratory were able to successfully fabricate multi-level platforms, walls and even stairs with the use of the individual components assembled by hand. Some of the concrete pieces weighed as much as 25 tons, and the ancients moved the stones weighing up to 1,000 tons.

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Of course, it takes some time and patience to put a puzzle of heavy stones into place, but it is definitely better than hauling heavy stones using only brute strength – so science helped ancient civilizations to solve complex engineering problems.

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