posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 06:16 AM
reply to post by Nyiah
No, you're wrong and seemingly unaware of the cosmological background to these early bronze age cultures and how this translated into their afterlife
It's well attested, for Sumeria, that they conjectured a system of three gateways across the East-West horizon, located at the Summer/Winter solstice
points, and due East/West for the equinox. These axis across the horizon, or paths of Enlil, Anu and Enki are not contentious in Sumerian studies,
and what i have demonstrated through the evidence of the grave goods of Jiroft is that the same thought system prevailed there and in proto-Elamite
Here are a couple more examples, the picture quality is not so great, but what one sees is the triple axis system below, symbolised by trees as was
commonly the case, and below that a representation of the bull of Heaven either side of a singular serpentine axis, the serpent being the means of
transition along the 'tree' axis.
Far from 'butchering' their belief system i have taken an interest in understanding it through their iconography. If you wish to seriously counter
what i have suggested you're going to have to do a whole lot better than simply stating you don't like or agree with it, the best academic sources
won't help you much as they're going to be in agreement with me...
What i did put forward, in terms of speculation, is to consider the origins of this thought system itself, what it could lend itself toward in terms
of higher levels of interpretation, but the belief systems themselves i didn't misrepresent.
reply to post by SepticSceptic
Perhaps the future and the past will be realised in the same instance.
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