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Check out these walls

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by mbella, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,284

    These are pictures I took on my visit to Peru about two years ago. In my opinion, the work is amazing. Dry lay to the extreme, about 550 years ago. Yes, it's all dry lay. Mostly granite block cut with bronze or stone tools. None of the blocks are the same size, some have as many as 30 corners and the joints very tight. These four pictures are all of Machu Picchu.
     
  2. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,284

    These pictures are not Machu Picchu, but still in Peru. That's me and my wife in the last picture. I'm 6' tall.
     
  3. TJLANDS

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,669

    unbelievable, they did awesome stone work way back when...and for food and water probably. Nice pictures. I bet it took decades to build some of that stuff with pulleys and rope
     
  4. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,473

    really cool. If you ever need an aprentice let me know. I would move up their in a jiffy.
     
  5. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,564

    wonder what they charged????????????LOL
     
  6. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Posts: 1,579

    amazing ...........
     
  7. Del9175

    Del9175 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    Awesome. But I have to say, I have seen a fair amount of pics of the work some of you guys do and I don't think they have anything on you all.
     
  8. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 789

    I am a history/Anthropology major that is well versed in Meso America. The Inkas built those walls WITH OUT THE USE OF THE WHEEL, can you imagine how hard that would be to move large boulders with using a wheel. They had to drag those boulders up mountains and hillsides.They were cut by using stone hand tools, which was an amazing feat in itself.
     

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