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Originally posted by kidflash2008
I am open to the possibility that the Americas were visited by ancient Africans, Egyptians, Europeans, etc. It is too bad much of the ruins were destroyed by oil companies and such just to get the oil. They did not know the historic value and knowledge to be gained from such ruins.
I think all the statues and monuments are beautiful no matter who created them.
I hope to one day visit those ancient ruins (during their winter of course!) before the bell tolls for me.
Chimor (also Kingdom of Chimor) was the political grouping of the Chimú culture that ruled the northern coast of Peru, beginning around 850 AD and ending around 1470 AD. Chimor was the largest kingdom in the Late Intermediate period, encompassing 1000 km of coastline and including up to 2/3 of the people of the Andes. The greatest surviving ruin of this civilization is the mud city of Chan Chan.
The Chimú grew out of the remnants of the Moche culture. The first valleys seem to have joined forces willingly, but Sican was acquired through conquest. They also were significantly influenced by the Cajamarca culture and the Huari. According to legend the capital Chan Chan was founded by Taycanamo who arrived in the area by sea.
Chimor was the last kingdom that had any chance of stopping the Inca. But the Inca conquest was begun in the 1470s by Tupac Inca, defeating to the local emperor Minchancaman, descendant of Tacaynamo, and was nearly complete when Huayna Capac assumed the throne in 1493 AD.
Their ceramics are all black. They are also known for their exquisite and intricate metal-working, which was one of the most advanced in pre-Columbian times.
Originally posted by rapunzel222
i think the facial features are clearly african american. just like the facial features of other carvings are clearly chinese (some of the writing on statues has been identified (AND READ) as shang chinese BY a shang chinese scholar). i dont think there's any getting around either of these two situations; and i think archaeologists have been smoking too much pot if they dont think these statues represent chinese and african americans. i think its laughable to even debate it.
i'm not sure whether the african americans would have been ball players or not - thats an interesting idea maybe.
i think there are a lot of depictions of the asian types flying in strange 'jaguar vehicles' and wearing helmets.
there are also depictions of caucasian race (they look hittite or phonecian) with beards on some statues. perhaps it was an ancient pan global trade centre or something.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
There are stories of an ancient Indian tribe in northern South America that came down from central America called the Chins who settled into the Amazon basin.
Could you link to pictures of "hittites" or "caucasians" with beards? I'm not an expert on the Mayan/Incan/Olmec art, but I've seen quite a bit of it and am not aware of any that existed prior to the arrival of the Europeans.
...but I'm always willing to look at pictures. Got links?
The Great Pyramid of Cholula, also known as Tlachihualtepetl (Nahuatl for "artificial mountain"), is a huge complex located in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. It is the world's largest monument and largest Pre-Columbian pyramid by volume. Main article: Great Pyramid of Cholula
Cholula is most famous as the site of the Great Pyramid of Cholula, the largest man-made pyramid and monument by volume in the world.
The temple-pyramid complex was built in four stages, starting from the 3rd century BCE through the 9th century CE, and was dedicated to the deity Quetzalcoatl.
The name Pyramid of the Sun comes from the Aztecs, who visited the city of Teotihuacán centuries after it was abandoned; the name given to the pyramid by the Teotihuacanos is unknown.