Stonehenge is awesome. I got to see it once, but you couldn't touch the stones anymore due to vandalism. Stupidhead vandals. I could not imagine how they got the lintel stones on top of the uprights. Along comes Buildings that Changed the World! (The exclamation point is mine, but you can see how the title demands it.) So anyway, this book depicts a theory as to how "our neolithic ancestors" accomplished the feat. With a lever and plenty of manpower. They wedged the lintel stone up and built a scaffolding/stage, under the lintel. Then the 'neoliths' did it all over again, eventually building many layers of scaffolding/stages until the lintel was high enough to maneuver it on top of the standing stones. Et voila! Those neoliths were so clever.
Welcome to the Des Moines Public Library’s Adult Services Blog! We’d like to keep you up-to-date on the wonderful products and services available to you from all six libraries. Plus we’ll throw in a few things just for fun. Drop in often for something new!