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Lost society tore itself apart

Posted on Friday, 4 March, 2005 | Comment icon 11 comments


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"Two thousand years ago, a mysterious and little known civilisation ruled the northern coast of Peru."

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Comment icon #2 Posted by AztecInca on 5 March, 2005, 2:30
The human races history is just so damn amazing and astonishing, If only we could go back in time and witness the true majesty of all these ancient civilisations!
Comment icon #3 Posted by coolhand on 6 March, 2005, 0:53
Two thousand years ago, a mysterious and little known civilisation ruled the northern coast of Peru. Its people were called the Moche. They built huge and bizarre pyramids that still dominate the surrounding landscape; some well over 30m (100ft) tall. They are so heavily eroded, they look like natural features; only close up can you see they are made up of millions of adobe mud bricks. These pyramids are known as "huacas", meaning "sacred site" in the local Indian dialect. Several contain rich collections of murals; others house the tombs of Moche leaders. As archaeologists have excavated thes... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by Sudif on 6 March, 2005, 3:34
Sorry for raining on your parade, but the article actually says likened, not linked, to the Greek and Roman civilizations. (Such a link would be neat, though.) BTW, one theory about pre-Columbian contacts across the Atlantic is particularly interesting: the supposed African-Olmec connection. I didn't even know there had ever been African ocean going vessels. Does anyone have any info about that?
Comment icon #5 Posted by dmgspycat on 6 March, 2005, 3:43
I read this book by Graham Hancock called "Fingerprints of the Gods" and he mentions the connections these societies may have had even though separated by a vast ocean. I think I have heard somewhere before that Egyptian mummies were found with S.American coca leaves in their stomachs. Sure someone could have traded with them but who...the Phonecians? They were seafaring. There is an extremely old stone carving in S.America that depicts a figure with caucosoid features wearing a large fish as a pelt. What does it signify? Was it symbolic of the seafaring traders from accross the ocean? Human h... [More]
Comment icon #6 Posted by Scorpius on 6 March, 2005, 8:30
I don't believe they tore themselves apart, but travelled away from it, living in small groups after the Mega El Nino. Maybe some stayed for awhile until moving on with the rest of them.
Comment icon #7 Posted by ROGER on 6 March, 2005, 21:31
Makes me wonder what would happen if a large EMF pulse shut off all the Electricity in the USA for say a few months. When the gas pumps don't run, the refrigerators get emptied, no lights, phones, computers. How many would not survive for those few months? And what kind of civilization would be left?
Comment icon #8 Posted by Michelle on 6 March, 2005, 23:26
That's a toughy ROGER... Because of my husbands business we have a 5000 gallon gas tank and two generators that would keep us with all the electricity we could use. But, you would also have the people that could not survive on their own that we would take in or at least share with. And, then there would be the people that would try to steal it from you. Yeesh, I don't even want to think about it.
Comment icon #9 Posted by ROGER on 8 March, 2005, 6:45
Well if it ever did happen Grandpa and Grandma and their knowlege of how it " used" to be done with be the saviors of us all. God, What am I saying!
Comment icon #10 Posted by Scorpius on 8 March, 2005, 7:40
It's best to stay optimistic. Or how our British counter-parts might say to us "Cheer up there mate."
Comment icon #11 Posted by ROGER on 8 March, 2005, 23:08
Well I live close enough to the Canadian border so "pull out a cot to sleep on Blue Scorpion, I 'am coming up for a beer".


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