Saturday, September 16, 2006

Erecting big stones









We are going to restore the fallen menhir of Barrocal, close to Monsaraz (see As Pedras São Eternas, in the web-site). It is one of the heaviest in Iberia, and it has been excavated last Spring. The socket has been found, very well preserved, so the stone will be put in its original position.

To make a ludic event, we are going to use only ropes, trunks and human power.

Everybody is welcome to participate and, after the event, there will take place a musical event.

To make the appropriate calculations, we used a clay model, 1: 10, in order to test the use of a special lever, and it seems to work.

Come on and try.

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