posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 07:45 AM
reply to post by CynicalM
That's what i thought when i saw the height of them too.
Quite unusual, especially as the smallest (denoting the lowest ranked) is 6', and the tallest 6.5'.
The detail is awesome, i understand that another amazing thing about them is that they are all unique? No two are the same?
Thanks Kiwi, interesting as always.
Could this be the ancient Chinese's way of preserving a record of themselves? That each of these unique statues actually is a representation of a
once living person and not some random creation?
Cultures all around the world, built and left behind impressive buildings and structures as memorials to their technology and culture, and as a way of
immortalizing their societies.
Could this be the same thing, only on a more personal, human level?
They are incredibly detailed, and tell us a much about the hierarchies and organisation structures, technology, art and ordinary life of the people
they were modeled after.
It's a much more personal memorial, than a building.