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The Misterious Sanxingdui civilization and similarities with Martian images!

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posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 04:11 AM
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A direct link between the ancient Guanghan Sanxingdui civilization in China and Mars?
Sanxingdui, also called Guanghan Sanxingdui, which is situated in Southwest China’s Sichuan Basin, is the ruins of the Bronze Age in the middle and late Shang Dynasty. But its real growth is still unknown and remain a mystery!




Guanghan Sanxingdui Ruins

The discovery of Sanxingdui shocked the world, but the history of the ruins remains a mystery. The bronze wares from the Sanxingdui we see today are but only small scraps of an immemorial and brilliant civilization. Where was the Sanxingdui culture from? Which clan did the residents of the ruins belong to? How did the advanced bronze manufacture techniques come into being? And how did they decline and die out? The archaeological project at the Sanxingdui ruins is ongoing. Mysterious and magnificent, the Sanxingdui civilization is a unique and dazzling page in China’s long history.


www.cultural-china.com...


What archeologists have unearthed in Sanxingdui, however, is a large number of bronze statues and masks produced with very sophisticated technology in a style very different from the bronzes of the Yellow River basin. The Sanxingdui finds prove that a culture distinct from the Yellow River cultures existed in the upper Yangtze basin. More important still, this separate culture had achieved a high degree of sophistication in bronze working, and it also had its own unique art and burial culture. The most prominent representative of this culture is certainly the huge bronze statue of a man, which has been nicknamed "the giant of the East."

That is one reason why the relics from Sanxingdui are so remarkable. Predating by a millennium the tomb of the first Qin emperor, the Sanxingdui burial pits contained nearly 80 human figures in bronze, including heads, masks, and the 172-cm life-size bronze statue that, together with its base, towers to a height of 262 cm.


The bronze statue of 262 cm. height





The bronze statue has sharp facial features-bushy eyebrows, big eyes that glare at the viewer, an aquiline nose, and a tightly closed mouth that reaches very nearly from ear to ear. The facial muscles are tensed, the expression is solemn, and both arms are held out in a circle, as if performing some kind of sacred rite. The figure wears a hard, round cap decorated with a feather-like ornament. The clothes consist of three layers of robes decorated with intricately crafted dragons, whorls, and human faces.



The masks


According to Dr. Chen Fang-mei, a specialist in Shang-period bronzes at National Taiwan University's Institute of Art History, one can tell just from the large size of the bronze statue that the Sanxingdui culture was quite sophisticated.

Dr. Chen attaches the highest importance to the bronze casting prowess of the Sanxingdui culture: "They had left the Stone Age behind and entered the Bronze Age. This accomplishment was every bit as significant as our lunar landing and entry into the space age."
Now the discoveries of Sanxingdui have revealed that there was also a unique culture in the Chengdu Plain of the upper Yangtze basin, thus adding emphatic proof of the diverse origins of Chinese civilization.

www.taiwan-panorama.com...
www.sxnu.edu.cn...

NOW...



Two intruiguing and amazing images comig from MARS and from different locations on planet.

The Skull




And a Gigantic Face (Mask or Statue)




Compare




Big ears, sharp facial features-bushy eyebrows, big eyes that glare at the viewer, an aquiline nose, and a tightly closed mouth that reaches very nearly from ear to ear.

Ancient Gods come from Mars to Earth?

To Mod: feel free to move in appropriate forum.



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posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 04:15 AM
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Certainly has a South American feel to the sculptures.

Is there any other artifacts from around the same period to compare?

Asian sculpture was more broad in the body, not so sharp in feature

this would predate the above

Jordan


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posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 04:16 AM
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Some beautiful depictions of the human head they created for sure.

But I don't think they had Google Mars back then to get 'inspiration'.

And no offence, but I'm sure anybody with half an imagination could highlight a seemingly infinite amount of the red planet's surface where the structure of the hills and the shadows created form a 'face'. Coincidences do exist, I wouldn't even jump the gun so far as to call this one.

Don't mean to go against your topic, you've put forward some nice ideas, but i think this bridge you've built is shakey at best.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 04:17 AM
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thanks for bringing this civilization to light but imo those images of mars just seem to bee hills and valleys and have no connection with those masks

whats intrestsing is those masks dont have east asian features, so what are the masks molded after?



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 04:19 AM
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Well, Not all artist render the human figure like a human.


10,000 years from now archaeologist will uncover a Picasso and be convinced warped faced human like creatures existed on Earth at one time.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 04:20 AM
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Completely agreed. The highlighted area are entirely arbitrary.

I see no connection whatsoever. Highlighting some random area is quite a stretch. Even more so when the resemblance is so incredibly slight.


inb4: PROOF!
I'd like to see them explain THIS!
The energy beings are showing themselves and harken to the ascension!
etc



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 04:22 AM
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Are you implying that aliens are artists and impressionism was the style that was in vogue at the time?

Also, that skull isn't even human. An arbitrary area at an arbitrary angle linked to an obscure object on Earth, an animal skull.
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posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 04:27 AM
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I'm not sure I agree with your premise, but I do S&F because you taught me something


I never heard of the ancient Guanghan Sanxingdui civilization before. Adding it to my "things to google" list.

Thank you! ♥



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 04:31 AM
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Originally posted by SpringHeeledJack
reply to post by Frankenchrist
 


Are you implying that aliens are artists and impressionism was the style that was in vogue at the time?

Also, that skull isn't even human. An arbitrary area at an arbitrary angle linked to an obscure object on Earth, an animal skull.
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No im not implying anything, I stated that a humans dont always draw humans to look like humans.

I can clearly tell that is a gorilla skull. But the rocks and crap, I cant make out a damn thing.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 04:34 AM
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Oh look, Logic!
Let me make some incredible leaps!

Mars connection? Seriously?
I see no connection here, just assumption.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 04:38 AM
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One more thing before I bail on this thread OP.

In my opinion, a MUCH more intriguing last question would be...

Did ancient humans travel to Mars?

I'll leave you to it.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 04:38 AM
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I am very appreciative of this thread. I never knew about these findings. I always get excited to learn new things like this. While I find the the Mars thing a bit of a far reach it's still a cool concept to observe just the same. Star and flag for you. Thanks for sharing this. Time to do some research on my part about these beautiful findings.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 04:44 AM
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Great thread OP.

It provided much needed mirth and amusement.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 04:48 AM
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Originally posted by SpringHeeledJack
One more thing before I bail on this thread OP.

In my opinion, a MUCH more intriguing last question would be...

Did ancient humans travel to Mars?

I'll leave you to it.


My personal opinion is... YES!




posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 04:54 AM
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Coincidences do exist, I wouldn't even jump the gun so far as to call this one.


I know, but: two different coincidences from two different places on Mars and with the same shape of an enigmatic and still unknown ancient civilization on Earth?

Coincidence....maybe...


Thanks for your opinion.
Star.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 04:58 AM
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I see no connection with Mars at all..But thanks for bringing this wonderful civilization to light ..I found the bronze statue and face masks to be simply beautiful ..thanks for the thread
S&F for the time you put into it..



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 05:11 AM
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Can you point out the mask in the original high resolution image?

hirise-pds.lpl.arizona.edu...

And perhaps some coordinate for the skull too?

Thanks in advance!




posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 05:14 AM
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Originally posted by Arken

Originally posted by SpringHeeledJack
One more thing before I bail on this thread OP.

In my opinion, a MUCH more intriguing last question would be...

Did ancient humans travel to Mars?

I'll leave you to it.


My personal opinion is... YES!



How, how did ancient humans travel to mars?

No offence to your thread but you need to provide a little more



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 05:43 AM
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Frankly speaking, the images from mars and the masks are far from similar in my opinion

nevertheless stars & flags, for i have never heard of this civilization. especially the pyramid is intriguing. this would be a great thread if you would have offered more insights on sanxidui

Maybe you are on to something here.... needs a lot more proof though to live up to the title


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posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 10:09 AM
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I could not make out any distinct facial features on the Mars pics, but wowzer on the iconic martian looking head here with pointy Spock ears and huge "grey alien" eyes. Paint this dude green, and you're looking at the , iconic (supposedly fictional) Man from Mars oft depicted in popular culture- cartoons, comic strips, SNL skits, Mork & Mindy, etc...


Also... a "Martian-looking" face on the pyramid... I mean really-- check out the ears on that dude, LoL!


Question: Has the writing on the pyramid been translated?



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