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  1. Don French

    Don French (December 01, 2007, 09:10PM )

    I mistakenly attached this comment to one of the snapshots. So here it is again: The largest stone here weighs in at over 120 metric tons by the most conservative estimate and 360 tons by the most liberal estimate. (One metric ton is about 1.1 US tons.) To put that in perspective, a Cadillac Escalade weighs 3.4 tons. So the stone weighs somewhere between 35 and 100 Escalades. The Incas who did not have the wheel or a written language, transported these behemoths several miles uphill to the building site. No explanation I have ever heard for how they might have done that was remotely sensical.