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originally posted by: theabsolutetruth
a reply to: InTheLight
Censorship from 'modern' archaeologists is known because they considered it 'indecent' and also there might be other censorship of those of an agenda, such as those promoting their agenda, for example various Ancient Egyptian pharaohs destroyed the previous beliefs for promoting their own, similarly many other religions, Christianity destroying 'pagan' art for example and those of conquering cultures destroying the art of the conquered.
As for those ancients that created art and their cultures, censorship of sorts was perhaps also part of the story as many were superstitious and there would be boundaries as to the representations being made for the purpose of inviting or invoking whichever particular response / natural element/ fertility 'god /goddess etc. was required.
Each culture would have their own boundaries and traditions.