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Old January 11th, 2011, 09:05 PM   #1
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Similarities in Architecture of Different civilizations(with no known contact/influence between/on each other)

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Mexico
Palenque
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Europe
Château de Dampierre
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And not so much similar.

Cambodia

Ta Nei temple
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The drawing of the temple


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Old January 11th, 2011, 09:14 PM   #2
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Is this the part where we discuss ancient alien or atlantis theories?
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Old January 11th, 2011, 09:16 PM   #3
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No, I wasnt going for that at all.
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Old January 12th, 2011, 07:29 AM   #4
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Nice thread! Hope it evolves well
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1 ∀x∀y[∀z(z∈x⇔z∈y)⇒x=y] ____2 ∀x[∃a(a∈x)⇒∃y(y∈x∧¬∃z(z∈y∧z∈x))] ____3 ∀x∀w_1∀w_2...∀w_n∃y∀x[x∈y⇔(x∈z∧∅)]
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Old January 12th, 2011, 06:27 PM   #5
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Me too.

I dont think this counts, but still interesting.


Similar Cornice/Molding

Egypt
Karnak
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Persia
Persepolis
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Old January 12th, 2011, 06:32 PM   #6
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Pyramid Complex Reconstruction at Cahuachi, Peru: http://lastdaysoftheincas.com/wordpr...achment_id=237

Elamite ziggurat of Chogha Zanbil, Iran: http://deathiniran.nielsonpi.com/ima...nbil-model.jpg

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Old January 12th, 2011, 07:01 PM   #7
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Of course there is also the mystery of the Giza Pyramids near Cairo, Egypt, and the pyramids at Teotihuacan in Mexico being on opposite sides of the planet.

by the way, what is the question of the poll?
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Old January 12th, 2011, 07:12 PM   #8
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Ancient Elamite city of Madaktu

There are also some similarities between the ancient Elamite city of Madaktu and Machu Picchu, it is said their original names were also similar, in fact the name of Elamite or Elymai: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elymais is also similar to Lima: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lima
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Old January 12th, 2011, 07:15 PM   #9
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Except that Madaktu dates to the last millennium of BCE and Machu Pichu dates to the 15th century AD.
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I am not necessarily trying to link these structures, but rather show that people around the world will eventually come up with the same ideas.
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Well yeah. The most obvious way to build an imposing structure is to pile rocks on top of each other, and the tapering "pyramid" shape ensures stability. Voila.
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Old January 12th, 2011, 07:57 PM   #12
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Of course there is also the mystery of the Giza Pyramids near Cairo, Egypt, and the pyramids at Teotihuacan in Mexico being on opposite sides of the planet.

by the way, what is the question of the poll?

not so much of a mystery as the other similarities, (if you want to call it a mystery)

The "Pyramids" in Teotihuacan arent really pyramids but rather temples, that were built over 2,000 years after the Pyramids in egypt around 1-100AD

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and I guess the question of the poll only pertains to the original post.
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Old January 12th, 2011, 08:12 PM   #13
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Well yeah. The most obvious way to build an imposing structure is to pile rocks on top of each other, and the tapering "pyramid" shape ensures stability. Voila.
But you can't these imposing structures everywhere in the world, in fact there was no reason that in the ancient times numerous people work together for several years to build an enormous building which just look imposing.
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Old January 12th, 2011, 08:16 PM   #14
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Well yeah. The most obvious way to build an imposing structure is to pile rocks on top of each other, and the tapering "pyramid" shape ensures stability. Voila.
Well not just that but also the features added to buldings to give them beauty and identity were usually the same(cornice, base, etc).
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Of course only in places with the right conditions - social structure, predictable climate etc. etc. Tribal societies could not build such megastructures. You needed a hierarchical and highly organized society, usually created through many centuries of settled agricultural practice.

Reasons are varied - but always related to religious beliefs and ultimately pride.
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I see similar concept but different style.

Syria: Apamea
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Mexico, Chichen Itza
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Temples in Cambodia? or Myan pyramids?


http://www.travelingmark.com/topic/angkor-wat/

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Peru

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Easter Island

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I didn't know that Peru sculptures, really similar to the Easter island ones.
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