Comparative Weights

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Image: Baalbek South Podium Stone
Note this south podium stone from the temple of Baalbek in Lebanon. This is nearly identical to the weight of an Airbus A350 jet as pictured in the featured image of this post (340 tons). There are 24 such stones at 350+ tons each in the entire podium of the main temple. Hmmmm

Orthodox as well as alternative publications make note of many thousands of large stones moved by the ancients. From an academic establishment perspective, the tonnage is casually mentioned as though none of us need raise an eyebrow as to how it was done in primitive times with a lack of today’s technology and capabilities.

To give you some context about how heavy these numbers are, I list here some modern comparisons. Refer to this table when you read about the ancients moving massive stones from the tens- to hundreds-of-tons. Find a modern object in the table near the same tonnage as the stone(s) in question, and imagine removing the wheels of said object and trying to lift it (using what?) or drag it to the building site using a wooden sled or wooden rollers beneath the megalith (assuming you have some miraculous way to get them under it). If you aren’t wide-eyed-astonished and incredulous at the orthodox narratives, there’s simply nothing I can do to help you with your think-machine deficiencies.

Logistic difficulties lie in the details. Objective reality lies in the engineering requirements. They cannot be ignored. Each stone must be:

  1. Quarried – all the myriad details that requires of the ancient world, including cutting away the base from the ground (and not crushing someone doing the cutting by hand)
  2. Lifting/moving the stone out of the quarry
  3. Transporting the stone from the quarry to the building site
  4. Lifting the stone again to its placement in the structure
  5. Cutting/shaping the stone for precise fitment to the stones next to it (gaps tighter than the thickness of a razor blade)
  6. Final shifting/movement of the stone against the other stones next to it in the structure (achieving said gaps)

Academic orthodoxy will ignore these logistical nightmares of engineering. Don’t be fooled. If we are interested in uncovering the objective reality of how these stones were created and moved, we cannot pretend the challenges did not exist for our ancient engineers.

Weight Comparisons

Modern Object*Tons*
Automobile1.3 - 3.3
Cessna 310, 6-passenger plane2.7
African Bush Elephant (avg. weight)6.5
Semi-truck & Trailer (empty)15
Lear Jet17
Semi-truck & Trailer (max. loaded)40
Interstate Expressway Legal Weight Limit (USA)40
Gulfstream G650 jet50
Boeing 737 jet64
Space Shuttle82
Boeing 727 jet85 - 105
Diesel Train Locomotive120 - 200
Blue Whale220
Airbus A350-1000 jet340
Lockheed C5-Galaxy Transport Jet416
Boeing 747 jet490
Airbus A380 jet600
SpaceX Starship rocket1,430
SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket1,565
SpaceX Starship Super Heavy rocket1,800
Space Shuttle (launch weight)2,200
NASA Crawler-Transporter (for Saturn V & Space Shuttle launches)3,000
Saturn V rocket (Apollo launches)3,100

“Cutting right to the chase, a modern locomotive engine weighs 200 tons. Take that steel leviathan off the track and give a large team of men some ropes and let’s see how far they can pull it or if they can lift it up at all.”

– Will HartThe Ancient Enigma – Moving the Megaliths, 2002  (author of The Genesis Race)

* 1 Ton = 1 Short ton = 2,000 pounds
    All aircraft weights shown are maximum take-off weight
    All rocket weights shown are full launch weight

Featured photo:  Airbus A350 photo by Lutz Bloom via Flickr via CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED license

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