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Old August 15th, 2011, 05:07 PM   #61
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What a wonderful thread!
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Old August 15th, 2011, 05:10 PM   #62
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One little example of anchient remainings in Sweden. Ismanstorp ringfort. Not much left of it though.

woah, what's this? Never heard of it!

I haven't heard many ancient sites or the like in the Nordic countries and they seem very interesting!
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Old August 15th, 2011, 07:41 PM   #63
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It's on an island, if im not mistaken.
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Old August 15th, 2011, 08:37 PM   #64
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Here are photos of the Chengdu Imperial Palace.

Thanks to greenlay over on the Mainland China threads for finding these!!

Just for reference, the area of Chengdu's Imperial Palace where it once stood looks like this today:








I will post more soon!!
Any ideas on why this has been destroyed?
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Old August 15th, 2011, 11:30 PM   #65
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This is all that has been so far excavated of the city of Sarmizegetusa (but the city is much bigger and still buried under the forest) in the Carpathian mountains in Romania. This was the Capital city of the Dacii a people destroyed by the Roman emperor Trajan. Sarmizegetusa was the capital of several cities all over the Carpathian range.

Here is more info on the city; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarmizegetusa_Regia and on some of the others; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dacian_...Ftie_Mountains


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Trajan's Column in Rome depicts the wars with the Dacians.

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Old August 16th, 2011, 07:39 AM   #66
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Any ideas on why this has been destroyed?
Not too sure, I'm going to post more on it later. Most of these photos are from a few websites that someone posted on this forum and it has lots of articles in Chinese so maybe if I read/translate it later it might tell a little history.

I think probably from either the cultural revolution or something earlier and they destroyed it to build the new 'modern' buildings of it's time along with erecting that Mao statue. My theory anyway.
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Old August 16th, 2011, 03:07 PM   #67
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Around 518 BC, construction of a broad stairway was begun. The stairway was planned to be the main entrance to the terrace 20 meters above the ground. The dual stairway, known as the Persepolitan stairway, was built in symmetrically on the western side of the Great Wall. The 111 steps were 6.9 meters wide with treads of 31 centimetres and rises of 10 centimetres. Originally, the steps were believed to have been constructed to allow for nobles and royalty to ascend by horseback. New theories suggest that the shallow risers allowed visiting dignitaries to maintain a regal appearance while ascending. The top of the stairways led to a small yard in the north-eastern side of the terrace, opposite the Gate of Nations.

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Old August 22nd, 2011, 11:08 AM   #68
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Here is a link to a page with lots of photos of the old Chengdu Imperial Palace

http://www.xcar.com.cn/bbs/viewthrea...&extra=&page=1
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Old August 25th, 2011, 12:09 AM   #69
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In ruins/still standing with general structure:
Ayutthaya (Thailand)
Sukhothai (Thailand)
Bagan (Burma)
Angkor (Cambodia)
Hue Imperial Palace (Vietnam)

Built over:
Tenochitlan (Mexico)


Virtually nothing left (maybe some ruins but most of the general structure gone):
Xanadu (China)
Mirador (Guatemala)
Babylon (Iraq)
Daming Palace (China)
Cahokia (USA)
Chengdu Imperial Palace (China)
Hangzhou Palace (China)
Weiyang Palace (China)
Karakorum (Mongolia)
Also for the ancient places in Indonesia:

Trowulan, Mojokerto, East Java (Indonesia) : Ruins of the great Majapahit empire
Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java (Indonesia)
Prambanan, Yogyakarta (Indonesia)
etc

You want to know about Majapahit Empire? Please visit this Wikipedia link
About Trowulan

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This is for the Trowulan site



Segaran Lake









Tikus Temple
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Trowulan Majapahit site
East Java, Indonesia















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Built over temple

Borobudur Temple


Prambanan Temple
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Old December 7th, 2011, 09:39 AM   #73
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I only heard about Prambanan recently and as soon as I saw photos, I was amazed. It looks incredible!

I didn't know such a sight existed in Indonesia.
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Great stuffffffffffff!

Pick up "Dead Men's Secrets" by archaeologist Jonathan Gray next time you're at the bookstore. It's a 350 page documentary of ancient structures. Most of the pyramid testimonies are true. Google an image of the white pyramid in China. Easy to find. Builders? Technologically advanced humans. Kings/overseers of the projects? Giants. Coverup? You betcha. Doesn't fit with the fable of half-dumb nomadic evoloving humans roaming around. (Doesn't fit into the evolution theory.)
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Old July 26th, 2012, 11:31 PM   #75
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If I had to make one small change in San Francisco, Id put the gas mains in a few years later.
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Old August 9th, 2012, 09:24 PM   #76
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Yep the library was destroyed in three stages - the Roman Conquest in 48BC when Alexandria was entirely sacked, then the Christian conquest in 391AD as ordered by the newly Christian emperor (this was the greatest loss as the library and all its teachings was considered pagan and ungodly), then the Arab Conquest in 792AD.

'Agora' follows the fate of the philosopher Hipatia, the Jewish community and the library under the rise of the new Christian powers - basically she was executed for being a woman teaching men, and the library destroyed for being pagan and ungodly:

She was stoned to death because she was a philosopher, whose belief was against the belief of christianity, and she refused to kneel down and warship Christian god, not because she was teaching men.
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This was the Capital city of the Dacii a people destroyed by the Roman emperor Trajan.
Actually they were more defeated as a people than destroyed. The legion veterans were given land and they married dacian women. That's why Romania is a latin country. Basicaly the dacians live on through the romanians.
It is a shame that the old cities are not in better shape because of lack of funds and interest in the past.
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wonderful thread!
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Seuthopolis - ancient Thracian city

You may be interested in reading a bit about the ancient city of Seuthopolis in the Kazanlak region, Bulgaria. It is the old capital of the Odrisian thracian kingdom, which ruled large portions of the eastern Balkan peninsular at the time of the Roman Empire and beyond. There are some interesting plans about raising the city out of the water of the dam under which it currently lies.

Check it out: http://sevtopolis.suhranibulgarskoto...-file-pdf1.pdf
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