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adwil

From: adwil

Jun-25

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

I am in favour of the theory it is a calendar to mark the Winter Solstice.

The latest view is that Stonehenge and surrounds were designed off site. The following is interesting.

"Stonehenge derived its design from geometrical knowledge and features no less than six concentric polygons – a 56-sided outer one built around 2950BC; a regular octagon built around 2500BC) inside that; two concentric (though partly inaccurate) 30-sided polygons built around 1650BC, which were based on a series of hexagons; a 30-sided inner polygon (the sarsen stone ring which was built around 2500BC) also based on hexagonal geometry; and two probable 40-sided concentric polygons (probable former blue stone positions built around 2600BC) that were later modified to 30-sided ones. They also created the famous central stone "horseshoe" utilising the survey markers used to create the thirty-sided sarsen polygon."

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/stonehenge-builders-had-geometry-skills-to-rival-pythagoras-834313.html

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adwil

From: adwil

Jul-6

Do we judge Genghis Khan by our standards or by the standards and morals of his time? 

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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He never had standards or morals, as far as I know.

adwil

From: adwil

Jul-7

"He never had standards or morals, as far as I know."

All human societies have morals and standards, even though they're very different from our values today. Gengis Khan was shaped by his upbringing. 

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Jul-31

adwil

From: adwil

Jul-31

Log rollers, perhaps. The big blocks that were used to build the pyramids were transported by temporary canals to the building site.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Sep-22

adwil

From: adwil

Sep-22

Two a penny in Egypt. They'd rot away in the UK and there'd be almost nothing left.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Sep-23

I always wonder where the line is between archaeology and grave desecration.

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