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The Caspian Hare

3800 year-old bas relief uncovered in Peru

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The discovery of a 3,800-year-old elaborately decorated wall in Vichama, Peru, reveals previously unknown details about the ancient, pre-hispanic Caral civilization, the Cultural Ministry reported Thursday.

Covered in skulls, seeds and snake skeletons, the abandoned remnants of the ancient bas relief – which measures 2.8 meters wide and one meter high – were uncovered by archaeologists stationed just north of the capital.

Experts from the Archaeological Zone Caral (ZAC) believe the wall formed the antechamber of a public building and faced the fields which at one time filled the Huara Valley, 140 km north of Lima.

 

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Pre-Hispanic-4000-Year-Old-Bas-Relief-Wall-Uncovered-in-Peru-20180816-0019.html

 

 

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Tatetopa

Thanks.  People simplify South and Central America.  We mostly think of  Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas as if they were it.   Kinda of like thinking France, England, and Germany are "Europe".

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third_eye

I kinda like the idea that the Polynesian group of peoples as being as much a part of it all from Central and South America all the way to New Zealand, and sharing a history way back in antiquity too

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qxcontinuum

Skulls... that says a lot about so claimed civilization... 

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3 hours ago, qxcontinuum said:

Skulls... that says a lot about so claimed civilization... 

Man nailed to a cross with a crown of thorns....(in catholic school elementary classrooms today, been there) that says a lot about so claimed civilization.  To say nothing of drawing and quartering, heads on pikes public, executions and the Spanish Inquisition going on in Europe three thousand + years after this period.

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correct hundred to thousand
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On 2018-08-18 at 1:19 AM, Tatetopa said:

Man nailed to a cross with a crown of thorns....(in catholic school elementary classrooms today, been there) that says a lot about so claimed civilization.  To say nothing of drawing and quartering, heads on pikes public, executions and the Spanish Inquisition going on in Europe three thousand + years after this period.

Not even close to what Aztecs and Mayans have done to themselves.

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Tatetopa
1 hour ago, qxcontinuum said:

Not even close to what Aztecs and Mayans have done to themselves.

How sure are you that the European record doesn't come pretty close?

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23 hours ago, Tatetopa said:

How sure are you that the European record doesn't come pretty close?

Doubt it ...

Those individuals who were unable to complete their ritual duties were disposed of in a much less honorary matter. This “insult to the gods[8]” needed to be atoned therefore the sacrifice was slain while being chastised instead of revered.[9] The conquistadors Cortés and Alvarado found that some of the sacrificial victims they freed “indignantly rejected [the] offer of release and demanded to be sacrificed.”[10]

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Some post-conquest sources report that at the re-consecration of Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan in 1487, the Aztecs sacrificed about 80,400 prisoners over the course of four days. This number is considered by Ross Hassig, author of Aztec Warfare, to be an exaggeration. Hassig states "between 10,000 and 80,400 persons" were sacrificed in the ceremony.[5] The higher estimate would average 14 sacrifices per minute during the four-day 

 

 

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