Message - Re: Racism in architecture

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Posted by  BRUTUS on November 07, 2002 at 06:32:00:

In Reply to:  Re: Racism in architecture posted by d on November 07, 2002 at 05:21:24:

yes some pharaohs may have lived in luxurious "mud-brick" palaces in mundane "life" of ancient Egypt ,but others were arrogant enough to choose "stones" for the spiritual "afterlife".......
the giant pyramids is a good example about the whereabouts of these human-gods after death...
they deserve to beat even death!
i once linked the stones with imortality,so it's not surprising that ancient Babylonian god created the "man" from "mud" long before the Bible and Qoran.....
from dust to dust or in the Babylonian mythology ,from mud man was created to mud that he /she will return.....

mud-brick as a building material were once one of the most popular building material in many ancient civilizations that were located near great rivers...
wood was more popular in mountaineous regions....
bamboo in tropical regions......
different building materials different races cultures and habitats

only stones maintained the ability to resist the elements to a cetain limit of course,stones were regarded as the fragments of eternity,culturally speaking....
21'century social stratas and building materials and spaces!
concrete and steel and plastic and mother nature,fragments of what...?

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