Deluge of Atlantis

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wonderful Indian Architecture, Submitted by Teresa Drusin


भारतीय वास्तुकला (Wonderful Indian Architecture)
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Ancient connections: This is not a sheer coincidence!
Left is Baksei Chamkrong is a small Hindu Shiva temple located in the Angkor complex (Siem Reap, Cambodia).
[Right] pyramid 12 at Tikal, Guatemala
Baffling Links to Ancient India: History is full of misnomers; one such term is the New World, as applied to the Americas. The landing of Columbus in 1492 undoubtedly created a new life on the contin...
ents, but it neither created nor discovered a new world. Many centuries ago Asian migrants had come to the western shore in substantial numbers. What if the popular idea that Tibetans and American Indians have much in common in terms of their spiritual culture is largely a result of another historical scenario?
What if Hindus and Hopis, Advantins and Aztecs, Tibetan Monks and Mayans were part of one world culture - a spiritual[ly-centered] one? Baron Alexander von Humbolt an eminent European scholar and anthropologist, was one of the first to postulate the Asiatic origin of the Indian civilizations of the Americas.
Dr. Robert Heine Geldern anthropologist, has written that: "Those who believe the ancient peoples of Asia were incapable of crossing the ocean have completely lost sight of what the literary sources tell us concerning their ships and their navigation. Many of the peoples of Southeastern Asia had adopted Indian Hindu-Buddhist civilizations. The influences of the Hindu-Buddhist culture of southeast Asia in Mexico and particularly, among the Maya, are incredibly strong, and they have already disturbed some Americanists who don't like to see them but cannot deny them." "Ships that could cross the Indian Ocean were able to cross the Pacific too. Moreover, these ships were really larger and probably more sea-worthy than those of Columbus and Magellan."
"Ships of size that carried Fahien from India to China (through stormy China water) were certainly capable of proceeding all the way to Mexico and Peru by crossing the Pacific. One thousand years before the birth of Columbus Indian ships were far superior to any made in Europe up to the 18th century."
American born Swami B. V. Tripurari asks, "What mysterious psychological law would have caused Asians, and Americans to both use the umbrella as a sign of royalty, to invent the same games, imagine similar cosmologies, and attribute the same colors to the different directions?"
Details: www.hinduwisdom.info/Pacific.htm
 

7 comments:

  1. Sorry but there's nothing mysterious about many cultures using earth mounds and then stone mounds. The common factor is simply that they hadnt developed LIFTING CRANES or the idea of using scaffolding on a large scale.

    Plus most cultures that build stone pyramids do so because they have access to stone that can be cut easily.

    The Amerind culture of the Missippi river valley probably built earth mounds instead using stone like the Mesoamericans cos they didnt have any heavy draught animals or nearby supply of building stone.

    Also some Mayan structures predate the peak period of the Khmer empire.

    Its technology and resources!

    Example megalithic structures in Mycenaean greece so called cyclopean walls canals roads bang the economy collapses and possibly the eruption of Thera hindered plant growth so less timber for building then the so called Greece dark ages and we know from Pausanias the greeks at first rebuilt in timber then stone so we have these small Archaic structures and then the economy improves and the greeks can import stone and timber and large structures like the parthenon can be built.

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  2. And I am sorry as well, for you have misconstrued many of the points which have been published on this blog before. Before going on, allow me to repeat that this is a submission and made without my supervision or input, OK? Now as to your assumed points: It is not a problem to me how these structures were built. You are assuming that I am following the standard practice of setting up the usual problems about Pyramids based on your own inferrances from other readings. Now as to the fact that many Mesoamerican pyramids are OLDER than their most similar South Asian equivalents: Yes that was discussed in an older post and the point you have missed is that the diffusion must have gone the other way, from the Americas TO South Asia, after an even earlier period when the input went the other way. Concurrently wuith this you also have such things as maize (Indian corn) being reporesented in temples in Southern India, and the evidence of much trade in domesticated plants and even hitchhikers like certain kinds of beetles that feed on grai in storage. In order for that to happen large quantities of grain in storage had to be shipped between the old world and new world in large batch lots. So I am afraid in posting this donated entry here I have given you the false impression that I am endorsing the arrow of diffusion as represented. I do not, I only endorse the relationship based on the similarity and I support the diffusion in this case at this later date going the other way

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  3. And I am also sorry that you chose to drag in several unrelated matters into the discussion when they were not necessary. We are not discussing earthen mounds of the Mississippian period, you are assuming the structures in question are being built out of large stone blocks and you invoke the Mykenians as a parallel. That was not necessary: the structures in question this time are not built out of large stone blocks.

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  4. Dale it is not invalid to refer to earthen mounds since earthen mounds seem to be the predecessors of stone pyramids.

    I have read many of yr blogs but you have over a 100 + posts and I've only had time to read a couple of dozen so far.

    How a building is constructed and of what materials can tell us a great deal about a culture for example how large its trade network is and who it trades with?



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  5. It does not matter if a statement is true or not if the statement is immaterial. We are not discussing earthen mounds at this point so introducing the subject is immaterial. We are discussing similarities between fully developed pyramids, the final product.

    In researching a blog such as this it is useful to consult the index. There are not many postings on pyramids here. This is the link you want and it came up for me first thing:
    http://frontiers-of-anthropology.blogspot.com/2012/01/voyages-of-pyramid-builders.html

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  6. The truth is that the white man is not intrested in knowing or acknowledging anything other than history or observations other than made by European Historians and their regional Lackey's .... inspite of so much mounting evidence in indian texts and writings. The simple reason behind this could be that Biblical "evidence" would be challenged and Church is a powerful opposition ...so few would like to cross the lines , quite understandable .

    I am admin in the so called fb pages !!!

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  7. I take it you mean you are administrator on Facebook pages I have quoted? I have indeed given you fair credit, if you are worried about that part.
    In the matter you have mentioned here, YES, Eurocentric historiansd and scientists have historically tended to be very smug and self-centered, which is one problem we are continually fighting against here.

    Would you care to be listed as a guest blogger here? Then I am sure you could represent your points better by posting them directly.

    Best Wishes, Dale D.

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