posted on Oct, 25 2009 @ 10:52 AM
Originally posted by Byrd
Originally posted by SolPower
Nice Find - S&F
I wonder what implications this has on the comparison between these pyramids and Egyptian pyramids.
None at all. The Egyptian pyramids were built in an entirely different style and were built about 3,000 years before the Mayan pyramids. Egyptian
civilization was dead and buried by the time of the Mayas; the Romans were also in decline. The best engineers at the time were in the Middle East,
and were building domes and far more complex structures than pyramids.
And does this give the Mayan calendar more weight? And the so called end of a cycle period of 2012?
No. Their calendar ran out in 2012 (not a perpetual calendar) and they'd be busy carving a new one if the civilization had survived the Spanish
Actually, they'd probably be printing one or hundreds of artists would be sculpting them in a variety of sizes, ready to sell when the new cycle
i don't think the maya calendar runs out so much as it rolls over. I've read and heard that the cycle starts anew and repeats itself as laid out on
the large wheel.
the Olmecs date back quite a ways. some 3400 years actually by recent methods of understanding. They flourished between 1400 bce and 400 bce and are
considered the proto-race of peoples in central america.
they built pyramids as well.
I think the idea of a pyramid is universal because of the engineering and math concepts required to build one.
It is in essence the simplest and most stable construct that one could make.
No other primitive shape compares with ease of building as does a pyramid.
the larger ones are only difficult due to size, but not due to engineering.
a pyramid cannot fall down during a construction phase like a rectangular or box like building does.
for the records, the arch with keystone si present in mayan buildings and toltec, olmec, mixtec, zapotec etc.
It is interesting that the integral; architectural form of the keystone crosses all civilizations modern and ancient.