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Old April 20th, 2010, 01:07 PM   #21
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The world's longest 'city wall' is supposed to be Ranikot (Pakistan), according to teh internetz. Although there's no sign of the city now. Or maybe it never existed. Hard to tell. The wikipedia page says 26 kms.

Edit: In India, the fort of Kumbhalgarh apparently has walls extending 36 kms in length, supposedly the second longest in the world after Great Wall of China (According to wikipedia)

Dunno who's right.

Chittorgarh ( the picture that I posted earlier) has walls of 13 kms in length.

Here's Kumbhalgarh:




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Old April 21st, 2010, 12:59 AM   #22
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The Trypillians weren't Indo-Europeans.
"In 1989 the Irish-American Indo-Europeanist J. P. Mallory published his monumental work In search of the Indo-Europeans, which presented a very solid counter-argument to the Kurgan hypothesis. In his work, Mallory provides evidence to support the claim that the Kurgan culture was existing side-by-side along with the Cucuteni-Trypillian culture for about two-thousand years. He demonstrates how there were Kurgan settlements as far west into the Cucuteni-Trypillian region as Transylvania, and postulates that the two cultures would have intermingled."

But it's still debated.
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Old April 21st, 2010, 01:47 AM   #23
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I wonder if they could have kept the walls and built light rail on it. hehe...
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Old April 21st, 2010, 02:01 AM   #24
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Even without a city within it's borders, it's still amazing.
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Old April 21st, 2010, 02:49 AM   #25
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"In 1989 the Irish-American Indo-Europeanist J. P. Mallory published his monumental work In search of the Indo-Europeans, which presented a very solid counter-argument to the Kurgan hypothesis. In his work, Mallory provides evidence to support the claim that the Kurgan culture was existing side-by-side along with the Cucuteni-Trypillian culture for about two-thousand years. He demonstrates how there were Kurgan settlements as far west into the Cucuteni-Trypillian region as Transylvania, and postulates that the two cultures would have intermingled."

But it's still debated.
Yeah, but you assume it to be true.
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Old April 21st, 2010, 03:51 AM   #26
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When I saw the title, i was actually thinking of something like this.

those are some mighty big squares, and some interesting round structures.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 03:48 AM   #27
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The SriRanganathaswamy Temple/City is quite big, but still looks small in comparison to those Iranian structures.



Then you have Angkor Wat in Cambodia:

Angkor Thom in Cambodia is also very huge, it's next to Angkor Wat. The site is 9 kmē that include the wall around it(12km in length) also it has moat around it about 100m wide.



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The moat


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Old April 22nd, 2010, 07:57 PM   #28
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those walls in china are amazing! puts the ones in the uk to shame
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Look at this one:



They seem to be exactly symmetrical, not only circles but above lines, there are several kilometres distance between these two and I don't think that they could have formed naturally, so who built them? and how?
Those circles are for bombing training, used by the nearby Ghiyam Air Force base. The rectangle could be for airspace training.
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42 small flats (2-3 ppl), 113-6 medium flats (4-5 ppl) and 119 large flat (6-7 flats) per floor: 1,394 ppl
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