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Researchers have attributed construction of the mound to three different prehistoric indigenous cultures. Although it was once thought to be Adena in origin, now based on the use of more advanced technology, including carbon dating and evidence from 1996 studies, many scholars now believe that members of the Fort Ancient culture built it about 1070 CE (plus or minus 70 years). There are still anomalies to be studied. Serpent Mound is the largest serpent effigy in the world.
The Serpent Mound is the largest effigy mound in the world. While there are several burial mounds around the Serpent mound site, the Serpent site does not contain any human remains. It was not constructed for burial purposes. The Cherokee relate the legend of the Uktena, a large serpent with supernatural appearance and power. The existence of the legend attests to the importance of the figure. Researchers have speculated that perhaps ancient native people created large totemic shrines that were built on platforms made of earth and stone. Such an effigy could have been destroyed by war or changes among inheriting cultures, with the result that only the platform (the mound) was left.
Wait so the pyramids dont strike you as odd? I sat thought the whole thing, the whole 4 and so hours, and those pyramids just kept catching my eye. That and the fact that the Queen didn't seem the least bit concerned about UK even when she opened the games....
Originally posted by Argyll
I know your not flaming me mate......but you need to understand that symbolism is not just at the Olympics.....if you look for it, it is everywhere!
Go to your local supermarket tomorrow, how much symbolism do you think you will find there?
Really....look at how the big corporations are selling and marketing stuff....it's all symbolical.....symbols sell!
Originally posted by SolarIce
reply to post by mikemck1976
That's a bit of a stretch, most of what we saw contributed to Britain's historic past, being American myself I actually learned a bit from the ceremony.
Of course there were some wild ideas throw out there but none quite as fanciful as you saying nothing can happen because it's a celebration? Now who is being unrealistic?
Originally posted by woogleuk
It was all about England emerging from green pastures, through the industrial age, to modern day.
The "sperm" as people put it was (the tail bit anyway) the Thames river, probably as it was the main in/out of London through all the ages.
The show also symbolised birth, death and the fragility of human life, and how in Britain all colours and creeds have came together to unite as one.
No conspiracies, no occult symbolism, just a nice warm atmosphere with all different kinds of people in a way the whole human race should be, united.
And the poster who was slagging off the Queen, she is an 80 odd year old woman who had to sit there for a couple of hours(ish) representing her country, if she wants to pick her nails, she is bloody well entitled to do so, she has done more for this country than you will in your sad little life, grow up and learn some respect.
Originally posted by FOXMULDER147
Anyone notice that foreign dignitary give what looked suspiciously like a Nazi salute when the German team came out...?
The dude did look about 85. The atmosphere probably reminded him of Nuremberg. Old habits die hard...
reply to post by Argyll
a triangular structure, in engineering, is the strongest structural building you can build.