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I have always found ancient artwork fascinating for many reasons. Being an Artist (debatable) myself, I can appreciate most forms of art, but I have often wondered were depictions realistic or just expressions or both?
How would we know if there was not a cubist period or impressionism movement? We often assume they depicted rituals, structures and lifestyles and events in a realistic way but how do we explain some of these?
And on the other hand what if they were trying to depict something EXACTLY how it was and yet it is something modern culture has representation of, or any known existing or extent found life forms? What if there really were Man Bulls?
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These are excellent ! I think that a lot of the cylinder seals and also tablets were deciphered but supposedly thousands were found, I wonder what has not been discovered or even worse what has been found but never disclosed to the public.
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reply to post by Kantzveldt
This image here files.abovetopsecret.com... you said you didn't know what the plant was. What came to my mind was poppies. They look to me like poppies. Did the Sumerians use poppies, does anybody know? ** Never mind, I looked it up myself, lol They did, in fact, use the poppy plant. SO, maybe its poppies.