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Sacsayhuamán, Peru.
For 300 years the Inca empire thrived in Cusco, Peru.  Built in the 15th century and with stones weighing between an estimated 50 and 200 tonnes, scientists and archeologists can only theorize as to how it was built.  It is an accepted theory that the large stone blocks were rough cut to shape, then quarried using river cobbles to the building site where they were cut to exact size, shaped, and set in place.  It requires approximately 10-20 men to move a 1 tonne rock, and Sacsayhuamán is said to have required 30,000 workers at time of construction.  However many scientists state that the construction of such a site would not have been possible with ancient tools, and much more advance technology would have been required to construct this site.  The blocks fit perfectly together (and without the use of mortar), so much so you can’t even fit a piece of paper between them.  Signs show that large amounts of thermal heat has been applied to the stones, allowing for them to be molded into place.  If this is true, the Inca and other ancient civilizations were far more advanced than we give them credit for.
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