posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 06:51 PM
I'm kind of sick of people downplaying the significance of all these ancient cultures.
Not in the sense of relation, because I do see distinct differences between the two, despite the similarities. As one user put it on the first page,
it's almost a different artistic approach but the same premise for several of the similarities pointed out by the OP.
I have to think about how many of these cultures have so many fantastic and carefully carved structures, from pyramids, steps, statues, to sculptures
of animals, dragons, etc. The level of detail is astonishing even after viewing many of these sculptures and statues countless times. I just can't
wrap my head around the mentality that the beliefs and creations of these ancient cultures is just hogwash that should be taken with a grain of salt.
Why put the time and effort, pure genius creativity and superb precision to work so many times if it was all false teachings, false deities, just for
decoration. These things may very well be the life's work of many of these ancient cultures. I'm not saying that I believe everything that the
ancients believed, but I sure as hell admire their work and feel that there's more to all of this than the average joe would bother to take in with
It's just unavoidable the more you see of this stuff. There has to be a deeper meaning and purpose to all of it, and denying that just because we
cannot fathom it, seems silly.
S&F, and thanks for posting these great side by side photos.