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    Default 2000 year old masonry

    I thought that this might be of interest. It is kind of cool.
    I received an e-mail from a relative in Portugal with a Power Point Presentation of a village in the Northern mountains of Portugal. The presentation is in Portuguese so, I will try to translate some of what goes on.
    This village named “Soajos” has existed for over 2000 years, and was one of the largest agrarian communities in the area.
    In order to store the corn harvest, they built corn cribs in a “rodent proof” manner.
    The cribs were built on a granite base.
    Since Corn is the basis for bread, and bread is considered sacred, each crib is topped with a cross.
    What further impressed me were the pictures of the village. I didn’t see any wooden structures. Everything is masonry including the cobble stone streets.
    Again, this is a Power Point Presentation, so, you need Power Point Viewer to open it and it is 1.78 MB

    http://home2spec.com/Soajo.pps

    Enjoy.

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    Default Re: 2000 year old masonry

    Quote Originally Posted by Victor DaGraca View Post
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    Again, this is a Power Point Presentation, so, you need Power Point Viewer to open it and it is 1.78 MB

    http://home2spec.com/Soajo.pps

    Enjoy.
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    I opened it in Open Office version of Word as 31 individual pictures.

    A Termite guy would starve to Death there.

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    Default Re: 2000 year old masonry

    Thank you Victor, that is beautiful. I was able to view it using Open Office Impress, which is included in the free open source alternative to Microsoft Office.


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    Default Re: 2000 year old masonry

    I just clicked on it and viewed it. I wonder how far down those supports go, seems like they would have to be pretty deep into that solid granite rock below to keep those things from racking and falling like dominoes.

    Great photos.

    But I've got both Word Perfect Office Suite and Microsoft Office Professional, so I guess I have it covered.

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    Default Re: 2000 year old masonry

    Thanks Victor. Those are great!


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