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  2. If the tomb is digged out now, people a hundred years into the future might say: "It's sad that it was digged out 100 years ago. With the primitive technology they had back then they destroyed so much.".
  3. Well, that WOULD explain why there are at least three different versions of the bloody place.
  4. Smile, and say chess, 16 v 16
  5. cormac mac airt

    Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor solution?

    That's big FEET. cormac
  6. onlookerofmayhem

    Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor solution?

    Fact - Bananas are yellow. Fact - Taxi cabs are yellow. Opinion - Taxi cabs are made of bananas.
  7. Sir Wearer of Hats

    Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor solution?

    Fixed that for you chief.
  8. Sir Wearer of Hats

    Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor solution?

    You know what they say about men with big heads *wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge*
  9. cormac mac airt

    Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor solution?

    In this case an archaeological excavation is how we'd find out so YES, this IS about archaeology even if indirectly. cormac
  10. This isn't about archaeology, it is about history.
  11. itsnotoutthere

    UK PM branded a "known liar" by TV News Boss

    It also leads to dictatorships...Africa, Russia, China. Perhaps we'll find this out if Corbyn ever gets into power.
  12. Hankenhunter

    President Trump "I am the Chosen One"

    His Holeeness has spoken again. https://www.fark.com/goto/10534350/twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1165005930733473793 The coward waited till the stock market closed for the weekend to throw his latest tantrum. Enjoy your low tech traditional Christmas. / and now back to your regularly scheduled nightmare.
  13. cormac mac airt

    Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor solution?

    Baseless speculation has no place in archaeology, especially where excavations are concerned. That's how we end up with idiots using dynamite to dig holes. cormac
  14. The we will speculate. No worries.
  15. cormac mac airt

    Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor solution?

    To do a proper job it would take exacting work to disassemble even a portion of the tomb and there is no way to know what state the inside is in or how long such a detailed excavation would take. It's certainly possible that even if an excavation started today it wouldn't answer any questions within your lifetime. Or would you prefer the Howard Vyse method of excavation, throw dynamite at it until you find what you're looking for and damn the consequences? cormac
  16. Dumbledore the Awesome

    UK PM branded a "known liar" by TV News Boss

    What is there that's democratic about having a leader, with all the authority that that implies, imposed merely by the arcane internal processes of the ruling party? That may be, as Roofgardener unfailingly points out, the way that it is, but it's an archaic feudal system that any country that complacently accepts it has no right to patronize any other country about "democracy".
  17. We don't know that unless they open the tomb. Until then all we can do is speculate.
  18. DarkHunter

    Iran has seized a British oil tanker

    Except it seems that the explosion was caused by a fire. The Iraqi government is doing an investigation but so far they havent said anything to counter the fire explanation yet. "A police source said the fire was probably caused by negligence leading to poor storage conditions and high temperatures. The Interior Ministry ordered an investigation." https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1V21UV But once again why bother to do research when you can just assume you are right and know what you are talking about cause it props up your own opinions better.
  19. cormac mac airt

    Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor solution?

    Actually no, it's NOT. Just because the Tarim Basin falls within modern China's border doesn't make that a "Chinese" mummy. At best it makes it a Central/Southwestern Asian mummy. If the body is nothing but bones then there wouldn't be much to compare and if the bones are severely degraded, which is possible, then there is NO WAY to compare the two with a picture. cormac
  20. itsnotoutthere

    UK PM branded a "known liar" by TV News Boss

    As far as im aware, in this country you vote for political parties not leaders, voting for individual leaders is something they do in third world countries of Africa, and it doesn't usually work out well, I can't remember this question being asked so often when May took over from Cameron, or when Broon took over from Blair, but then it now suits the political class that oppose brexit to kick up a fuss now.
  21. Riiight. It is too complex for us modern folk to figure out. We ain't smart enough today to handle such ancient structures(sarcasm)
  22. cormac mac airt

    Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor solution?

    The problem is that after 2000+ years there is no way to tell just 'what' exists in his tomb and how much it would be affected by excavation and subsequent possible deterioration of artifacts by exposure to the modern atmosphere. It's MASSIVE and cost prohibitive to cover the entire layout and even then it's not a guarantee that anything is left of his corpse but bones and even those may be in terrible shape. No one is willing to excavate just to satisfy YOUR curiousity, nor should they. cormac
  23. itsnotoutthere

    UK PM branded a "known liar" by TV News Boss

    Well lets see.....before the brexit referendum all the leaders of the main political parties promised to honour the result of the public vote. 3 years down the line none of them have and indeed are doing their utmost to renague on the result, except Boris. This tells me that he is more trustworthy than all of them.
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