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The Flinstone's: Welcome to BedRock! ( Afghanistani Village)

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posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 06:17 AM

Hello ATS!... You might find Fred and Barney here, just don't look for Dino!

In a far from anywhere location within the Country of Afghanistan there exists a village of an unusual kind. This village has for cenuries existed without interferrance from modern cultures, and remains as it stood a thousand years prior to this.

the unusual aspect of this village is in the way it's architecture is layed out. This architecture wasn't designed by the hands of men, It was however certainly assisted by them. This fact is readily shown due to the unusual formation this village was designed within, which happens to be an outcropping of rocks at the foot of an ancient and weathered mountain range!

The composition of this rock outcropping consists of a form of densly packed conglomerate, a sedimentary based rock form. Large and medium sized boulders, rounded out via glaciation during the last Ice Age, became densly packed together within sandstone to form a Gacial Rill at the foot of these mountains. It's the only formation of it's kind in the region.

The composition of the rock not only is formed strong enough to stand the elements and the decay of time, but it also remains pliable enough to be worked by men to hollow out from it cavernous spaces where these Afghani people reside, a practice carried through from more remote times, when mankind used to create these types of living environments before they understood that they could construct homes outside of rock shelters.

This appears to be one of those "If it's not broke, why fix it" types of scenarios. The rock formation provides a stable form of shelter, and exists reletively close to a river that has cut a shallow canyon across the fron of this rock outcropping. Across from the river there exists a wide fertile plain, where these villagers have adopted the use of to farm and to tend to livestock.

Living quarters design

Electricity to this establishment arrived just a couple of years ago, along with telephone services, the only running water available comming via the river. These shelters have glass windows and wooden doors, however there appears to be no form of insulating medium to keep the elements out, just carved hollows through the face of the rock that opens up to a denu usually near the doorway of the living structure. From the den another hollow is carved out to represent the sleeping quarters. Food Preparation is done in another carved out hollow, where rocky hearths are formed and chutes provided through the rock to allow the smoke from their cooking fires to escape.

While modern anemeties aren't present, these people still are able to furnish these living environments lavishly, with persian rugs and other relics of simple living environments that make these homes from the stone age comfortable and cozy. You know that this village definitely has it together regarding how to live in peace and harmony, not only with eachother, but with nature as well... certainly something of a lesson the rest of mankind could definitely learn!

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 06:24 AM
reply to post by Megiddodiddo

Those pictures are awesome! I would love to visit a place like this in person! I do wonder though, what is your source for these pictures, and comments?

I wonder if there have been any achaeology digs in the area?

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 07:13 AM
reply to post by Megiddodiddo

Brilliant, it looks such a mystical place.
Do you have a source for the pics?

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 07:16 AM
cool pics.
reminds me of "houses" in australia built under ground, where they dig for opal.
and much cooler in the summer heat as well.

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 07:43 AM
This is pretty cool, but there are cave houses in many places. I remember seeing some in Cornwall (I think) that had been lived in for thousands of years, although they do now have glass windows and electricity etc.

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 08:01 AM
I like seeing the chairs on the "Patio" in the one picture, that reminds me of how people sit out on their porch at night down here in the south. Also, I just got about 200 new Ideas for making houses in "the sims" echo these cool structures, hahaha

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 08:06 AM
I wonder if this is where they filmed??

Got to love it!!


posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 08:11 AM
im only posting because you said not to look for me. that i wouldnt be found?

well im reading your thread.


posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 09:16 AM
I wonder if George Lucas knew about this place...would have made an awesome home city for the "Tusken Raiders/sand people."

Great place indeed.

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 10:24 AM
Fantastic! that is so beautiful. Simple, yet beautiful. It is very difficult these days to even build something like that. Natural stone housing must be really energy efficient.
Would love to see more pics!


posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 10:34 AM
Great! Now that it is not a secret there will be a McDonalds, Starbucks and Apple store there within the next 6 months.

Can't have a pure land with zero corporate interst. That is Un-NWO'ian

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 10:43 AM
Look at those terrorists, plotting away in their cave caverns! What's that I see through the cave window? Why it's a GPS device that is tracking NORAD and the FAA movements. That one house is atop a high peak, I bet they could see what used to be the twin towers from there. And look, a green door, in the middle of the desert? Can you just imagine what kind of nefarious activity is going on behind that green door? And who is that climbing the steps? Why it's Osama Bin Laden, in a bunch of dirty rags, it's him I tells ya. And of course, the caves are just a front, when was the last time you saw telephone wires connected to caves? They'll try to say it's just clothes lines or cans connected to strings but it's actually their internet connection so they can upload Bin Laden videos to jihad websites, websites so evil the media can never mention the URL within the articles. And look, that last one has a light bulb inside. Ha, nice try cave dwellers, we all know that wherever there is electricity, a nuclear bomb is not far behind. Blast that cave village back to the stone age...more so.

edit: sarcasm.

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 10:57 AM
One slight error, the name of the village is Kandovan, in Iran.

I believe the homes are formed from volcanic ash. It's a big tourist hot spot already, and one of the places I would eventually like to visit (preferably before we blow them all up.)

Here's a link with more pictures/information.

edit on by niteboy82 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 11:07 AM
having last been in school for interior design, and having become somewhat disenfranchised by modernity, this is my favorite thread ive read in long time. star and flag as they say

also i dont think you meant anything by it, but i dont know how much the iranian people would appreciate being compared to stone aged men

man i miss the flintstones. i used to watch it every morning

[edit on 7/14/2010 by SkullKid797]

[edit on 7/14/2010 by SkullKid797]

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 11:37 AM
Something else,it reminds me of Roger Dean's house project(he used to do record covers,with weird art in the 70's,but he also designed this house:

Wonder if he saw the Iranian village and was inspired by it?

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 11:41 AM
uh...sewage system?
kinda disgusting.

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 12:07 PM
A 'hole' in the ground.

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 12:11 PM
Actually that's in Iran... It's epically beautiful... LETS BOMB IT~ Best place for a terrorist or some mass destruction weapon to hide... let's bomb it!

[edit on 14-7-2010 by freighttrain]

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 12:22 PM
reply to post by Megiddodiddo

Pretty cool pictures... But growing up just outside the Navajo Rez I can say there are Americans right here right now that would find your Bedrock place a huge step up in living arrangements...

Compare that to your typical Navajo Hogan (Mud brick)... no running water maybe a small sheepherders stove to cook on and provide heat...

Might want to look at this PBS vid on how there are americans with no access to clean drinking water The Water Haulers

[edit on 14-7-2010 by DaddyBare]

posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 12:27 PM
reply to post by Megiddodiddo

that is a collection of some very beautiful pictures of a very beautiful village.

it almost looks ... otherworldly. like a place out of Star Wars, just as much as a place out of the Flintstones' Bedrock.

there are other ancient villages/cities carved out of rock in other places of the world, but none (that i know of) as modern as this example from Afghanistan where people still live there.

we have Native Americans' with structures carved out of stone in the Southwest of the USA.

we also have some near where the Dogon tribe live in Africa, i think.

i also remember reading or seeing some carved structures in Etheopia accreditted to the Templars by some.

and of course one also thinks of Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade movie where the Holy Grail was kept in that movie.

But this place the OP shares pictures of, i did not know existed.

Looks very nice. hope no bomb accidently blows it up.

me? i sorta like large rock carvings that make "home" more artistic and invoke a more earth friendly environment.

thanks for sharing, S&F,

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