Posted by Manuel Oliveros on October 01, 2002 at 09:43:32:
In Reply to: Re: WTC shortlist- Eternal Egypt posted by Peter on September 29, 2002 at 12:12:36:
Saqqare, The Hidden Place, from it Sacred and Secret.
Yes, this complex I also have read, and support d, to have several refinements later be seen let to decline. One could go for interpretations of pre-historical cultures á la Atlantis for these and other technologies existing in Earth (if you are interested in these things the reference is Forbidden Archeology, by Richard L. Thompson and Cremo, now re-edited under another label), but you may as well accept that the pre-existent Sumerian culture was refined enough to produce architectonical detail, in taht it has as well beautiful literature, and rare would be one go without the other.
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a tome in a popular enciclopedy on architecture that must also exist in english.
There it is shown walls of the complex and some temple have refinement and details later unseen. Some divergent interpretations may exist but even with the reconstructions being very creative rare would be that not enough underlying standing detail support this.
Then from my view technical skill to properly carve the stones was not lacking, and was mainly civic, that is, political use of architecture what caused later egyptian buildings tend to be more impressive than -proporitonally- detailed. It was the intent and success of pharaos in front of the people, and of Egypt over the non-architectural african neighbors to state the artificiality of the egyptian culture in monumental terms, what enhanced the perception of identity by both nationals and foreigners.
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