Re: Vitrified forts (was Re: Information & Power /Alexandria library)

Randy (
Fri, 07 May 1999 17:19:14 GMT

On Fri, 7 May 1999 12:33:55 -0400, you wrote:

>The ancients were as smart and clever as we (perhaps more so at times), and
>I have no doubt that there is knowledge and technique that we once knew,
>and do not know now. But I think that stone building techniques are not
>likely amongst them. Look instead to botanical and psychological lore. And
>personally, I think of these less as "Lost Secrets of the Ancients!" (cue
>incidental music) and more as "Poorly Recorded Trade Secrets of People Who
>are Dead Now"!

Are you referring to "Damascus steel"? AFAIK, that has never been duplicated, but perhaps its quality was overestimated.

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