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Posted by  d on March 01, 2003 at 13:07:56:

In Reply to:  Re: Largest handcut stone building where? posted by Kevin Matthews on February 28, 2003 at 13:26:55:

I agree that there is a "triviality"...
On the other hand, apart from the quantitative there are perhaps some aspects of "thought experiment" interest....

For one, I should think that the obvious answer would be Khufu's pyramid- except that I remember wondering once whether some primitive "machines" were not used in cutting the stones...
And second, I recommend the question of Petra; is it a "building", and if so where is the "rear" of the structure-- the other side of the plateau?
And the same, really, with any tomb, tunnel, or bunker...
Are they architectural "objects" the same way a tower or house is?
Or are the part of the significant "void" language Paul Malo used to
discuss?
In that case, the constructions at Petra might qualify as the
"largest"......

 
 
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