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by Minimalist
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Luwian notes
Replies: 97
Views: 54684

Re: Luwian notes

[Mod Hat On} You posted in a 3 year old thread. If you are going to necropost* you might make a more useful comment. BTW, your location says "Netherlands" but your IP comes back to Pakistan. Odd, eh? *A necropost is a post on an "old, abandoned thread that has been considered 'dead' for a while...th...
by Minimalist
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Interesting Hypothesis
Replies: 6
Views: 69

Re: Interesting Hypothesis

Participation trophy?
by Minimalist
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Interesting Hypothesis
Replies: 6
Views: 69

Re: Interesting Hypothesis

Maybe but people do some pretty stupid shit. Hence the popularity of these "Hold My Beer" memes!

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by Minimalist
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Interesting Hypothesis
Replies: 6
Views: 69

Re: Interesting Hypothesis

And yet, the rock art is there and I doubt that the caves have "evolved" in the last 20,000 years or so. They didn't get there by magic. Someone painted them. So we could rephrase your comment to say "Early man braved tortuous crawls, total darkness, the threat of rock falls & entrapment, etc just t...
by Minimalist
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Major New Find in Egypt
Replies: 0
Views: 21

Major New Find in Egypt

This will keep them busy for years. City dates to Amenhotep III. https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/egypt-lost-city-rise-of-aten-scli-intl-scn/index.html Archaeologists discover 3,000-year-old Egyptian city, left 'as if it were yesterday' A group of archaeologists has found the largest ancient ci...
by Minimalist
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Interesting Hypothesis
Replies: 6
Views: 69

Interesting Hypothesis

https://www.rawstory.com/ancient-cave-painters-may-have-been-stoned-study-says/ Ancient cave painters may have been stoned, study says According to a new paper in "Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture" by Tel Aviv University archaeologists, the humans who ventured int...
by Minimalist
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: They Gave Their Lives For Tourism.
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: They Gave Their Lives For Tourism.

You mean like this? This popped up #1 on a search. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-48328793 Egypt explosion: Tourists on bus injured near Giza pyramids 19 May 2019 Egyptian officials hurried to confirm everything is under control. No life-threatening injuries, all the wounded in a stable ...
by Minimalist
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: They Gave Their Lives For Tourism.
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: They Gave Their Lives For Tourism.

And so they go. https://www.rawstory.com/egypt-parades-trove-of-ancient-royal-mummies-on-cairos-streets/ Egypt is seeking to revive its battered tourism industry, a main source of national income. The industry has been hit by unrest since the 2011 uprising against long-time ruler Hosny Mubarak as we...
by Minimalist
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: They Gave Their Lives For Tourism.
Replies: 5
Views: 178

They Gave Their Lives For Tourism.

To steal Steve Martin's line from "King Tut." https://www.rawstory.com/march-of-the-mummies-egypt-readies-for-pharaohs-parade/ March of the Mummies: Egypt readies for Pharaohs' Parade The mummified remains of 22 ancient Egyptian kings and queens will be paraded through the streets of Cairo Saturday,...
by Minimalist
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: GuestBook and Comment Section
Topic: SPAMMER WARNING
Replies: 14
Views: 4674

Re: SPAMMER WARNING

Yesterday I deleted 4 innocuous posts which these spammers - I am now convinced that is all they are - refused to put in the Guest Book. Today I found this on my Moderator Panel: Im glad I now signed up Posted by Napoleon » Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:32 pm Topic: Im glad I now signed up [Moderate] Forum: My...
by Minimalist
Sun Mar 14, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: GuestBook and Comment Section
Topic: SPAMMER WARNING
Replies: 14
Views: 4674

Re: SPAMMER WARNING

There have been several more trying the same thing. Spammers, if you want to "introduce yourselves" do so in the Guestbook and Comment section. Stop posting in 10 year old threads with crap like "I'm glad I'm here." We are not that glad. If you want to talk about archaeology - or even history - fine...
by Minimalist
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Great Pyramid "Air Shafts"
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: Great Pyramid "Air Shafts"

They can't possibly say that someone forged those inscriptions in modern times in a place that is 8 inches square by 200 feet long...

They'll say that the "aliens" were the ones who taught the Egyptians hieroglyphics in the first place. Conspiracy nuts are amazingly inventive!
by Minimalist
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Great Pyramid "Air Shafts"
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: Great Pyramid "Air Shafts"

They can't possibly say that someone forged those inscriptions in modern times in a place that is 8 inches square by 200 feet long...

They'll say that the "aliens" were the ones who taught the Egyptians hieroglyphics in the first place. Conspiracy nuts are amazingly inventive!
by Minimalist
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Great Pyramid "Air Shafts"
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: Great Pyramid "Air Shafts"

You don't generate interest by saying "We Found Diddlysquat."

Over hyped.
by Minimalist
Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Great Pyramid "Air Shafts"
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: Great Pyramid "Air Shafts"

I remember a robot being sent up the air shafts years ago.

It was the ancient equivalent of Al Capone's Vaults. Totally boring.