Anti-Seismic Megalithic Walls: The V Pattern
Like we already analyzed here, anti-seismic megalithic walls can be spotted in ancient sites all over the globe.
In the other post, we discussed the small interlock stone that can be found between much larger blocks which acts as an energy discharging point, or stress relief point, in case of an earthquake.
The same concept is adopted here. However, instead of a small stone between larger blocks, the anti-seismic function is given by a rather small V stone embedded between two diagonally cut blocks.
Basically, it has the same function: in the case of a seismic event, the stones won’t fall thanks to the V stone that holds the wall together.
We can also find this particular pattern at Xanthos in Turkey, in Greece, and in several other parts of Italy, like Santa Marinella and Alatri, as well as in South America in Cuzco and Macchu Picchu.
Although we can only make assumptions about the still unexplained origin and building of these structures, there is one scientific fact that actually ties them together: their constructive feature has strong anti-seismic properties, which made these walls stood the test of time despite many earthquakes and cataclysms over the centuries.
They all seem to be part of one global culture that thrived worldwide in a very distant past and shared a certain system of knowledge that made them more advanced than we think they were.
In most cases, we can also find that the later civilizations, like the Roman, the Maya, and the Inca built on and around these walls that were already there when they settled in. This led modern archaeologists to believe that all of the structures found in such sites were built by the same culture.
But the clumsy renovations and newer structures built by the Romans and the Inca clearly tell a different story. As a matter of fact, later civilizations often found it more convenient to build upon a pre-existing and solid structure than making one from scratch.
To add to this, we have no testimony that the Romans built polygonal walls, and even though they meticulously recorded their works we find no mention of them anywhere.
Since dating stone is impossible we can’t really know when they were built and who made them, but looking at the later changes and reconstructions by those who came after, one thing is clear: the older walls are bigger, more complex, and more advanced, as they required sophisticated engineering knowledge to be built.