Cornered?

The intricate fitting of many megaliths does give us headaches as to exactly how these boulders were so perfectly erected.
Neatly carved corners, as in the first two pictures, were probably carved after the stones were stacked. Pillars by a later Egyptian pylon actually show that a rough stack was piled-up (safely, of course!) and then the masons would smooth down the rough stones from top to bottom of the stack. They stood upon mud-brick piles and/or flimsy wooden scaffolds.
But many random-sided stones as those below must have been individually fitted as smoothing the insides of niches would have been really difficult after stones had been stacked.
The work involved in doing this can only have been awesome in its painstaking, time-consuming and back-breaking mode of ‘Trial and Error’!
Even with power machines fitting stones that big, to those tiny tolerances, would be a nightmare!
Similar cornering techniques were employed all over Egypt but some of the later temples had far ‘lower’ build-quality.
So the skills were the same but they probably didn’t bother with the fine details of perfect initial stacking. I.e., they were probably rushed!

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