Rock Art

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Rock Art

Postby Beagle » Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:58 pm

http://www.las.uiuc.edu/news/2006fall/06oct_rockart.html



The desert art, which was pecked or sometimes incised into large rock faces, depicted elephants, ostriches, giraffes, and many hunting scenes. But perhaps strangest of all was the abundance of boats depicted in the art. After all, this area was far from any body of water, says Brewer, a University of Illinois professor of archaeology and director of the Spurlock Museum in Urbana


This is rock art found in the Egyptian desert. The location is being kept secret. The art could date back to the Holocene period when the area had an abundance of water - since the art is 50 ft. up on a mountain.
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Postby stan » Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:19 pm

I tried to find some better photos of this yesterday, to no avail.
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Postby Guest » Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:50 pm

What's a 12 foot statue of Ramses II doing out in the middle of the desert, well now, from the its presence there, and the rock art depicting ships with oars, it seems that the Sahara was circa 1500 B.C. a vast series of often interconnected lakes, but wait, the Ice Age ended supposedly at circa 10000 B.C., so what gives?
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Postby Guest » Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:34 pm

Notice the article says that the rock art bears striking resemblance to the pottery and pictures in tombs of early Egypt, from obviously during the Ice Age, when the Sahara was a series of large lakes.
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Postby Beagle » Mon Oct 02, 2006 4:12 pm

http://www.lonker.net/art_aboriginal_1.htm

An article on Australian rock art. Some of it is 40,000 yrs. old. Also a link to the Bradshaw art, which we have looked at before.

The earliest Australian art does not seem to feature boomerangs, although the later stuff does, suggesting that it is truly an Aussie invention.
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Postby Guest » Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:00 am

Rock art of stylized ships with high prows and rows of oars are found in the Sahara, southern Spain, and Scandanavia, so when were these "neolithic" artists seeing ships of this type? (Ships of this type appeared circa 2000 B.C., according to most archaeologists.)
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Postby marduk » Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:58 am

according to most archaeologists

isn't it odd then that there are pictures exactly the same dating from 7000bce in the caucasus and from 4000bce in sumeria
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Postby Guest » Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:10 am

That's great Marduk, ocean-going high-prowed vessels with banks of oars from supposedly two thousand years before the "Old Kingdom" Egyptians built the buried boats (which had been used at sea) at Giza, and two thousand years before the Canaanites were plying the oceans in their high-prowed ocean vessels? That's two thousand years Marduk, are you kidding me?

And what culture in the Caucasus was building high-prowed ocean-going vessels with rows of oars at supposedly 7000 B.C., and where was their main port? And if they were building these vessels at 7000 B.C., why did it take over 4,000 years for the Egyptians to learn about it?
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Postby marduk » Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:15 am

not everyone like you regards the egyptians as excellent sea farers
they even had to hire the phoenecians to sail them round africa
and the one time they made a short trip along the nile they couldnt stop talking about how great they were
like i said Jim
if you actually do some real reseacrh you'll see why everyone is laughing at your hypothesis
it really is quite amusing
like you don't even know about Gobustan or Geghama
how poor is that
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Postby Guest » Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:34 am

Enlighten us, Marduk, about Gobustan and Geghama.

When do you think, Markuk, that the Canaanites (Kena'anu) began to navigate the oceans in high-prowed vessels with rows of oars?
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Postby oldarchystudent » Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:37 am

CAN WE PLEASE GET OFF THE BIBLICAL DISCUSSION CRAP????
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Postby Guest » Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:39 am

Hey, I just read that there was a fire temple at Gobustan, ran on natural gas, gee, if the gas were millions of years old, as is dictated by the darwinian/uniformitarin model, then why was it still leaking in such volumes for some fire worhippers to "git 'er dun?"
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Postby marduk » Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:39 am

Enlighten us, Marduk, about Gobustan and Geghama.

do your own research

When do you think, Markuk, that the Canaanites (Kena'anu) began to navigate the oceans in high-prowed vessels with rows of oars?

never obviously
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Postby Guest » Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:41 am

How is discussing Gogustan and Geghama supposedly "Biblical discussion crap." According to you, oas, just about everything is that, you need to relax and discuss ancient history with us.
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Postby Guest » Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:42 am

Now Marduk thinks the Phoenicians were not Canaanites, oh brother.
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