Let's compare Ancient Civilizations

Let's compare Ancient Civilizations

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#1 Nov 18, 2013
I'm talking about EVERYTHING before 500 A.D.

We all know about Nubia and Egypt, Aksum, Persians and Sassanids. Then we have the Chinese, the Buddhist and the Indian Temples. For America we have Indios civilizations.

And Europe?

Can you compare this
4.bp.blogspot.com/_QKV_AbzX4vc/TLRUFKSOWlI/AA...

to this?
http://img58.echo.cx/img58/4561/indmaduraimad...

Both are ancient, but one of them sucks.
Giggs

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#2 Nov 18, 2013
And what about all Englands Ancient buildings?

https://www.google.co.uk/search...

Our castles and cathedrals have stood the test of time and battle unlike your mud empires.

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#3 Nov 18, 2013
Giggs wrote:
And what about all Englands Ancient buildings?
https://www.google.co.uk/search...
Our castles and cathedrals have stood the test of time and battle unlike your mud empires.
I know that if it not was for the mud Mali, Nigeria etc would be full of old construction (like Benin City, disappeared in 20 years).

But now we're talking about ANCIENT stuff, before 500 A.D., that castle is from 1068 A.D.

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#4 Nov 18, 2013
Comparing civilizations is absurd.

Certainly the ancient greeks were masterful architects. As were many other civilizations.

Europe had the earliest dated civilization known, that of Vinca, several millenia older than those of Sumer or Egypt, with a full writing system and other advanced aspects.

Minoans were Europeans, but a later offshoot of Vinca.

So what is the point here? Just more racism?

Pfffffffttt.

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#5 Nov 18, 2013
Dravidian South Indians
http://realhistoryww.com/world_history/ancien...

and their incredible architecture:
[Annamalaiyar Temple, 1572 CE]
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons...

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#6 Nov 18, 2013
you should just accept defeat.
Giggs

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#8 Nov 18, 2013
ImAfrican wrote:
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I know that if it not was for the mud Mali, Nigeria etc would be full of old construction (like Benin City, disappeared in 20 years).
But now we're talking about ANCIENT stuff, before 500 A.D., that castle is from 1068 A.D.
We had large well built buildings built before the first Egyptian pyramids.

They all got destroyed or else are in ruins. We only have a few Roman buildings still in good condition. Its not because the buildings were built bad but more because invaders destroyed them.

Maiden Castle is about the earliest historic castle. But we had pre historic castles which were built way better.

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#9 Nov 18, 2013
Ish Tov wrote:
Comparing civilizations is absurd.
Certainly the ancient greeks were masterful architects. As were many other civilizations.
Europe had the earliest dated civilization known, that of Vinca, several millenia older than those of Sumer or Egypt, with a full writing system and other advanced aspects.
Minoans were Europeans, but a later offshoot of Vinca.
So what is the point here? Just more racism?
Pfffffffttt.
Never heard about the Ishango bone? Nobody made excavations in that zone, yet
http://etopia.sintlucas.be/3.14/Ishango_site....
the inscription says "in this specific place, was discovered a 10 cm long bone who'll inspire the calculator" (I don't know if it inspired the calculator)

25000 years ago, we have so much to discover about this world
Giggs

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#10 Nov 18, 2013
You might as well gloat about ancient buildings from dead civilizations preserved in deserts famine and drought destroyed. England has always been inhabited. Nobody wanted to go back to desert cities. Thats why they were left as they were for so long.

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#11 Nov 18, 2013
So, we can all agree that this methods of disinformation, which is largely used by white racists, is useless and destructive?

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#12 Nov 18, 2013
The Megalithic culture of Western Europe not only built impressive stone monuments which were astronomically aligned, but also were sailing in the Atlantic between the European coast, Morocco and the Canaries. Was that a civilization? That remains to be determined.

Nowhere on earth did humans fail to create amazing cultures.

On the other hand, the modern world has produced racists... the lowest of scum. We have a white and black example in here. Equally low.

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#13 Nov 18, 2013
Sassanids of the Middle East (when they were not muslims but zoroastrians)
[Taq-i Kisra, Iraq, 540 A.]
http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/4061/800pxct...

May the Americans can be damned, and with them their bombs over Iraq. This building is wonderful AND ancient.

This is how an human with more than 500 years of history can feel, the same way you are feeling now, but with a great pride you'll can ever achieve. Look and be amazed by the Iraqis.

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#14 Nov 18, 2013
Ish Tov wrote:
The Megalithic culture of Western Europe not only built impressive stone monuments which were astronomically aligned, but also were sailing in the Atlantic between the European coast, Morocco and the Canaries. Was that a civilization? That remains to be determined.
Nowhere on earth did humans fail to create amazing cultures.
On the other hand, the modern world has produced racists... the lowest of scum. We have a white and black example in here. Equally low.
I'm racist only toward racists. I see only white racists in every thing about Blacks, not Asians or Amerindians or whatever. The great racist culture of Europe was invented in 1700 and improvedand in '800. It was useful to perpetrate destruction and slavery across the globe (Africa, Asia and Southern America).

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#15 Nov 18, 2013
Ah yes, Americans are racist toward Italians too, toward the ONLY ROMANS of this world. Great job British people.

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#16 Nov 18, 2013
ImAfrican wrote:
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Never heard about the Ishango bone? Nobody made excavations in that zone, yet
http://etopia.sintlucas.be/3.14/Ishango_site....
the inscription says "in this specific place, was discovered a 10 cm long bone who'll inspire the calculator" (I don't know if it inspired the calculator)
25000 years ago, we have so much to discover about this world
Ishango bone has nothing to do with civilization. It is an Upper Palaeolithic artifact.

Is there a point to this?

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#18 Nov 18, 2013
Now I know why USA hate Iran, it can't stand 2000 years of history.

I don't expect nothing more from the most uncivilized nation
Giggs

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#20 Nov 18, 2013
ImAfrican wrote:
Ah yes, Americans are racist toward Italians too, toward the ONLY ROMANS of this world. Great job British people.
Whys it our fault? Most of us are proud of our roman routes.

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#21 Nov 18, 2013
Ish Tov wrote:
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Ishango bone has nothing to do with civilization. It is an Upper Palaeolithic artifact.
Is there a point to this?
Yes, it's the oldest mathematical object. And it has a quarz on its upper part. 25000 years old.

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#22 Nov 18, 2013
ImAfrican wrote:
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I'm racist only toward racists. I see only white racists in every thing about Blacks, not Asians or Amerindians or whatever. The great racist culture of Europe was invented in 1700 and improvedand in '800. It was useful to perpetrate destruction and slavery across the globe (Africa, Asia and Southern America).
Euroimperialism, and its racism, were vile indeed. So was Islamic imperialism.

Many whites were also its victims. Imperialism is 5000 years old and not practiced only by “whites” or Europeans.

Europe was also ravaged by it, its early just and egalitarian societies destroyed.

Ancient African civilizations are ignored by the media, by pop culture (though not by archaeologists). Ancient Europe is also ignored, as is even Celtic Europe which was a far better social model than imperialist bloody Rome.

I am aware both of Vinca, etc., in Europe, and of African wonders such as the “African Aquatic”, or Saharan culture which extended over an area 3000 miles E to W, produced sophisticated astronomical monuments, and... we don't even yet know but a few bits of information about it... and it was as old as Vinca.

So I'm not racist or bigoted against any continent or group of people... amazing things are to be found in the history of all of them.

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#23 Nov 18, 2013
Mexico, dear Mexico. Your people should stop calling themself Latinos, Hispanic and other EU terms.

You are Amerindians, and you should be proud.

Temple of the Feathered Serpent, Teotihuacan, 200 AD
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Teotihuacan...

http://flic.kr/p/6Cuivt

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