posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 12:55 PM
Originally posted by OnWhiteMars
I stumbled upon an interesting website displaying very old pieces of stones. The website contains over 2000 photos and many studies in the field of
ancient stone-art. Unfortunately the page is in German, and I'm a bit rusty at the moment - yes, I'm aware of google translations... but I think
this is more of a dig-it-through-yourself kind of thing if you are up for it.
I would have put up some images but they seem to be copyrighted so the link will have to do.
There are lots of artwork on this site that by first hand seems quite natural looking, but after a while turns into hand made objects. This being
said, I think a few of them almost certainly were natural formations.
But those who have a fetish for old stone art, this is your site!
Well...assuming a very large budget and a global population that was actually in support of the project, the "perfect" solution would be to carve
text into immense slabs of granite (large enough that the risk of them cracking or shattering is more or less nil) with the same exact message
repeated in every written language on planet earth (including some ancient languages as well like heiroglyphics, sanskrit, linear a, linear b, latin,
etc) and then ALSO taking that message and expressing it in a couple of mathematical languages such as universal binary, hexadecimal, octal, etc. and
then making sure that there was a storehouse of those identical granite tablets located every one-hundred miles or so in order to make it
exceptionally likely that they were uncovered. Thus, the record would help future civilizations decipher not only the message itself...but all other
artifacts, texts, or messages they might also find. A global Rosetta stone.
Of course...it's a total pipe dream and it would continue to change throughout time. The message which we wish to leave today might not be the same
that we would wish to leave in a hundred, or a thousand years from now.
However...if we are talking about just what is the theoretically the best way to transfer a message throughout the ages...it's pretty tough to beat
deeply carved, easily translated, and vastly duplicated text in granite. As far as I recall granite is the most stable type of rock on planet earth
and resists weathering like nothing else.
That's my thinking anyways.