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2017-05-18 12:19:44 PM  
What? No love for Gobekli Tepe?
 
2017-05-18 12:33:18 PM  
IBF Ancient Aliens guy...
 
2017-05-18 12:44:32 PM  

real_headhoncho: IBF Ancient Aliens guy...


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2017-05-18 01:13:54 PM  
Terracotta Army was discovered 40 years (4 decades) ago, not 4 centuries. Actually got to meet the guy who discovered them on his farm while digging a well.
 
2017-05-18 01:24:09 PM  

Demetrius: Terracotta Army was discovered 40 years (4 decades) ago, not 4 centuries.

CSB: Actually got to meet the guy who discovered them on his farm while digging a well.


ftfm
 
2017-05-18 01:33:15 PM  

mama2tnt: Demetrius: Terracotta Army was discovered 40 years (4 decades) ago, not 4 centuries.

CSB: Actually got to meet the guy who discovered them on his farm while digging a well.

ftfm


Yeah, I forgot to close my CSB tag.  Sorry.
 
2017-05-18 02:22:26 PM  

Exluddite: real_headhoncho: IBF Ancient Aliens guy...

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At least, this man put some energy and effort to give you a genuine, creepy feeling about unsolved mysteries:

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2017-05-18 03:14:08 PM  

Demetrius: Terracotta Army was discovered 40 years (4 decades) ago, not 4 centuries. Actually got to meet the guy who discovered them on his farm while digging a well.


I met him too. Cool
 
2017-05-18 03:14:09 PM  
It's aliens, man!
 
2017-05-18 03:28:33 PM  

Demetrius: Terracotta Army was discovered 40 years (4 decades) ago, not 4 centuries. Actually got to meet the guy who discovered them on his farm while digging a well.


We all did he is camped out in the gift shop signing his book.
 
2017-05-18 03:35:12 PM  
What about that African Hut where they are hiding the Ark of the Covenant?
 
2017-05-18 03:43:20 PM  
What? Nothing closer?
 
2017-05-18 03:53:41 PM  

Cheron: Demetrius: Terracotta Army was discovered 40 years (4 decades) ago, not 4 centuries. Actually got to meet the guy who discovered them on his farm while digging a well.

We all did he is camped out in the gift shop signing his book.


More "installed by the government" than camped out. But yeah.
 
2017-05-18 03:57:02 PM  

Cheron: Demetrius: Terracotta Army was discovered 40 years (4 decades) ago, not 4 centuries. Actually got to meet the guy who discovered them on his farm while digging a well.

We all did he is camped out in the gift shop signing his book.


Why would Demetrius go to a gift shop if he's supposed to be digging a well?
 
2017-05-18 04:02:09 PM  

mike_d85: Cheron: Demetrius: Terracotta Army was discovered 40 years (4 decades) ago, not 4 centuries. Actually got to meet the guy who discovered them on his farm while digging a well.

We all did he is camped out in the gift shop signing his book.

Why would Demetrius go to a gift shop if he's supposed to be digging a well?


Why would I dig a well if I could sit in the book shop?
 
2017-05-18 04:13:56 PM  
And this place, where intelligent life ceased to exist in early 2017.

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2017-05-18 04:15:24 PM  
I love this line about Petra:

The way in which it was built is equally perplexing; the workers would have had to work on scaffolding, which didn't actually exist at the time of its construction

Obviously scaffolding did "exist", or are you assuming this was built by flying aliens who couldn't figure out how to construct scaffolding.
 
2017-05-18 04:49:52 PM  

big pig peaches: I love this line about Petra:

The way in which it was built is equally perplexing; the workers would have had to work on scaffolding, which didn't actually exist at the time of its construction

Obviously scaffolding did "exist", or are you assuming this was built by flying aliens who couldn't figure out how to construct scaffolding.


You're not looking at this through the lens of the anthropologist/etymologist.

"Scaffold" came from two Turkish words:
"Foelding" meaning to collapse
"Sca" meaning terrible music

The people that built that edifice weren't going to dabble in music that had caused the collapse of other societies.  If only we had been so wise.  :(
 
2017-05-18 04:59:23 PM  
Petra has been solved. Those are funerary monuments. They were carved top down. It's obvious if you look at some of the unfinished structures discovered later. I learned this visiting Petra.

As for Easter Island, one interesting theory I have heard is that the Moai were kind of walked down to their resting spots by teams with ropes. There was a really nice Nova about it.
 
2017-05-18 05:10:03 PM  
Rumour spreadin' a-'round in that Irish town
'bout that shack outside Newgrange
and you know what I'm talkin' about.
Just let me know if you wanna go
to that home out on the moor.
They gotta lotta freckled girls.

Have mercy.
 
2017-05-18 05:26:35 PM  
As per usual, it ain't aliens, it's a lazy-assed writer pulling from something they read online.

Its quite well known how the Rapa Nui on Easter Island were transported. Duh, wooden rollers. And it's thought that since successive rulers got in a pissing match with their predecessors as to who had the most, that lead to the deforestation of a marginally sustainable island and that civilization's collapse.

The Sphinx is pretty well studied. That spot in Giza was a necropolis since the early days of Egypt. Despite the writer's claim, there are no buried rooms a'la H.P. Lovecraft.

Teotihuacan isn't half underground. There is some deep-radar evidence that the Temple of The Sun was built on an earlier structure, but most pyramids are like that. Mexico City on the other hand... Since it was built on a swamp, they're still digging up stuff. There's a metro stop in Mexico City with a pyramid in it.

Tikal is pretty much like a dozen other Mayan cities.

Stonehenge is part of a larger system of "Henges." Look up Woodhenge.

Angkor Wat is pretty well dug out, and any palace that held the title of King of the Khmer Empire that sloshed back and forth across SE Asia has a model of it. Two things you can find at any ancient palace there, a frieze of the Ramayana, and a model of Angkor Wat. And don't you dare bring up The Emerald Buddha.

The author is probably referring to nearby Angkor Thom, which is an entire nearby city that got buried by jungle and no-one has the funds to dig out.

Been to Teotihuacan, Giza, Angkor Wat / Thom, have close friends who have seen the Terracotta warriors, Baalbek, and were on Easter Island on Easter.
 
2017-05-18 06:29:24 PM  
Still doesn't show how Van Nuys came to be.
 
2017-05-18 07:13:23 PM  
Actuualy climbed the the steps of The Temple of the Sun.
,
Bad sunburn My sister still refers to me as "mato face."
 
2017-05-18 07:34:03 PM  
Scaring the chambermaids....

When we were in Palenque, I sort of had to stay behind,, and mind my behind. I'll not describe it.

Anyway, the family was out and about, I was having a bad time on a mexican toilet, Let's just move on.

Anyway anyway, the maid came in to tidy up.  I (unexpected  to her) staggered out of the bathroom,  a gigantic pale ghost. Wearing a "Nazereth" concert t-shirt featuring skulls and snakes, both of which were big in the local mythology.

I have never seen a woman cross herself so fast.
 
2017-05-18 07:47:38 PM  

nmrsnr: What? No love for Gobekli Tepe?


I want to go see that so bad! But my husband is a hard no, apparently that area of the world isn't great for solo tourists.
 
2017-05-18 07:54:35 PM  
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2017-05-18 08:31:11 PM  

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not joining THAT expedition, I know how that turns out!
 
2017-05-18 08:36:40 PM  

seriously.though: nmrsnr: What? No love for Gobekli Tepe?

I want to go see that so bad! But my husband is a hard no, apparently that area of the world isn't great for solo tourists.


Make him brave, and realize how brave he's being to take such good care of you. I have had my trips paid for by fraidycats.
 
2017-05-18 09:02:07 PM  

seriously.though: nmrsnr: What? No love for Gobekli Tepe?

I want to go see that so bad! But my husband is a hard no, apparently that area of the world isn't great for solo tourists.


Also, I have a hundred dollar bonus for both of us with OAT, just saying....

A friend went to Turkey recently, It is kinda iffy now, when she was there the Kurds had lobbed a missile over the border and there were protests. They took refuge in  a coffee shop. An hour later it was  as if nothing had happened.

Not to say Erdogoon has;nt gone batshiat dictator, but you're probably safe as a tourist.

If you do go there, pet the cats. They own Turkey.
 
2017-05-18 09:13:22 PM  

maxheck: seriously.though: nmrsnr: What? No love for Gobekli Tepe?

I want to go see that so bad! But my husband is a hard no, apparently that area of the world isn't great for solo tourists.

Also, I have a hundred dollar bonus for both of us with OAT, just saying....

A friend went to Turkey recently, It is kinda iffy now, when she was there the Kurds had lobbed a missile over the border and there were protests. They took refuge in  a coffee shop. An hour later it was  as if nothing had happened.

Not to say Erdogoon has;nt gone batshiat dictator, but you're probably safe as a tourist.

If you do go there, pet the cats. They own Turkey.


Considering he's about to fly into a combat zone, I doubt he's scared of anything. His concern is, he doesn't want me going alone, and he isn't the least bit interested in accompanying me.
 
2017-05-18 09:21:36 PM  

seriously.though: maxheck: seriously.though: nmrsnr: What? No love for Gobekli Tepe?

I want to go see that so bad! But my husband is a hard no, apparently that area of the world isn't great for solo tourists.

Also, I have a hundred dollar bonus for both of us with OAT, just saying....

A friend went to Turkey recently, It is kinda iffy now, when she was there the Kurds had lobbed a missile over the border and there were protests. They took refuge in  a coffee shop. An hour later it was  as if nothing had happened.

Not to say Erdogoon has;nt gone batshiat dictator, but you're probably safe as a tourist.

If you do go there, pet the cats. They own Turkey.

Considering he's about to fly into a combat zone, I doubt he's scared of anything. His concern is, he doesn't want me going alone, and he isn't the least bit interested in accompanying me.


Yeah, don't go alone. I've traveled the world because I know some little old ladies who have more money than sense. But I'm a big guy.who can hit the ATM in Bangkok at 3:00am,

Have your man come home and take you to Turkey!
 
2017-05-18 09:28:12 PM  

maxheck: seriously.though: maxheck: seriously.though: nmrsnr: What? No love for Gobekli Tepe?

I want to go see that so bad! But my husband is a hard no, apparently that area of the world isn't great for solo tourists.

Also, I have a hundred dollar bonus for both of us with OAT, just saying....

A friend went to Turkey recently, It is kinda iffy now, when she was there the Kurds had lobbed a missile over the border and there were protests. They took refuge in  a coffee shop. An hour later it was  as if nothing had happened.

Not to say Erdogoon has;nt gone batshiat dictator, but you're probably safe as a tourist.

If you do go there, pet the cats. They own Turkey.

Considering he's about to fly into a combat zone, I doubt he's scared of anything. His concern is, he doesn't want me going alone, and he isn't the least bit interested in accompanying me.

Yeah, don't go alone. I've traveled the world because I know some little old ladies who have more money than sense. But I'm a big guy.who can hit the ATM in Bangkok at 3:00am,

Have your man come home and take you to Turkey!


He thinks my facination with "old shiat" is stupid. His ideas for using vacation time is vastly different from mine, which is why we vacation separately.
 
2017-05-18 09:29:45 PM  

big pig peaches: I love this line about Petra:

The way in which it was built is equally perplexing; the workers would have had to work on scaffolding, which didn't actually exist at the time of its construction

Obviously scaffolding did "exist", or are you assuming this was built by flying aliens who couldn't figure out how to construct scaffolding.


That was my thought too. If not scaffolding then what? Anti-grav platforms? They shouldn't have been there either, so I guess both are equally likely.

/Or it was made before gravity was discovered.
//Or they had really long handles on their tools (not a euphemism).
///They probably just threw themselves at the ground every morning and missed.
 
2017-05-18 09:49:04 PM  

seriously.though: maxheck: seriously.though: maxheck: seriously.though: nmrsnr: What? No love for Gobekli Tepe?

I want to go see that so bad! But my husband is a hard no, apparently that area of the world isn't great for solo tourists.

Also, I have a hundred dollar bonus for both of us with OAT, just saying....

A friend went to Turkey recently, It is kinda iffy now, when she was there the Kurds had lobbed a missile over the border and there were protests. They took refuge in  a coffee shop. An hour later it was  as if nothing had happened.

Not to say Erdogoon has;nt gone batshiat dictator, but you're probably safe as a tourist.

If you do go there, pet the cats. They own Turkey.

Considering he's about to fly into a combat zone, I doubt he's scared of anything. His concern is, he doesn't want me going alone, and he isn't the least bit interested in accompanying me.

Yeah, don't go alone. I've traveled the world because I know some little old ladies who have more money than sense. But I'm a big guy.who can hit the ATM in Bangkok at 3:00am,

Have your man come home and take you to Turkey!

He thinks my facination with "old shiat" is stupid. His ideas for using vacation time is vastly different from mine, which is why we vacation separately.


Fark that... The museum at that Hagia Sophia should correct that in short order. It's rather amazing.

That, and cats. In extreme cases, take him snorkeling in the Bophoros for new shiat.
 
2017-05-18 10:20:55 PM  
Getting a kick from this. My fiancee and I just got back from visiting Stonehenge and New Grange a couple of weeks ago. Standing inside New Grange and looking up at the ceiling was awesome. 😃
 
2017-05-19 01:31:14 AM  

maxheck: seriously.though: maxheck: seriously.though: maxheck: seriously.though: nmrsnr: What? No love for Gobekli Tepe?

I want to go see that so bad! But my husband is a hard no, apparently that area of the world isn't great for solo tourists.

Also, I have a hundred dollar bonus for both of us with OAT, just saying....

A friend went to Turkey recently, It is kinda iffy now, when she was there the Kurds had lobbed a missile over the border and there were protests. They took refuge in  a coffee shop. An hour later it was  as if nothing had happened.

Not to say Erdogoon has;nt gone batshiat dictator, but you're probably safe as a tourist.

If you do go there, pet the cats. They own Turkey.

Considering he's about to fly into a combat zone, I doubt he's scared of anything. His concern is, he doesn't want me going alone, and he isn't the least bit interested in accompanying me.

Yeah, don't go alone. I've traveled the world because I know some little old ladies who have more money than sense. But I'm a big guy.who can hit the ATM in Bangkok at 3:00am,

Have your man come home and take you to Turkey!

He thinks my facination with "old shiat" is stupid. His ideas for using vacation time is vastly different from mine, which is why we vacation separately.

Fark that... The museum at that Hagia Sophia should correct that in short order. It's rather amazing.

That, and cats. In extreme cases, take him snorkeling in the Bophoros for new shiat.


I won't say that a lone woman can't deal with the middle East, I've known a few that have done it. But it's not for the faint of heart, certainly. One of the reasons I get custom is that I'm a giant alpha monster willing to tell aggressive vendors off , it's sort of my main job. That, and baggage handling.

If you do get a chance to visit Turkey, I'm told the hot-air balloon rides over Cappidocia are the bees knees.
 
2017-05-19 09:33:32 AM  

maxheck: maxheck: seriously.though: maxheck: seriously.though: maxheck: seriously.though: nmrsnr: What? No love for Gobekli Tepe?

I want to go see that so bad! But my husband is a hard no, apparently that area of the world isn't great for solo tourists.

Also, I have a hundred dollar bonus for both of us with OAT, just saying....

A friend went to Turkey recently, It is kinda iffy now, when she was there the Kurds had lobbed a missile over the border and there were protests. They took refuge in  a coffee shop. An hour later it was  as if nothing had happened.

Not to say Erdogoon has;nt gone batshiat dictator, but you're probably safe as a tourist.

If you do go there, pet the cats. They own Turkey.

Considering he's about to fly into a combat zone, I doubt he's scared of anything. His concern is, he doesn't want me going alone, and he isn't the least bit interested in accompanying me.

Yeah, don't go alone. I've traveled the world because I know some little old ladies who have more money than sense. But I'm a big guy.who can hit the ATM in Bangkok at 3:00am,

Have your man come home and take you to Turkey!

He thinks my facination with "old shiat" is stupid. His ideas for using vacation time is vastly different from mine, which is why we vacation separately.

Fark that... The museum at that Hagia Sophia should correct that in short order. It's rather amazing.

That, and cats. In extreme cases, take him snorkeling in the Bophoros for new shiat.

I won't say that a lone woman can't deal with the middle East, I've known a few that have done it. But it's not for the faint of heart, certainly. One of the reasons I get custom is that I'm a giant alpha monster willing to tell aggressive vendors off , it's sort of my main job. That, and baggage handling.

If you do get a chance to visit Turkey, I'm told the hot-air balloon rides over Cappidocia are the bees knees.


I'm just going to go to the more safe countries first, and wait till I'm a little older (less valuable as a commodity) to visit anywhere that women might have a problem.
 
2017-05-19 10:46:45 AM  

Bitmongler Redux: Getting a kick from this. My fiancee and I just got back from visiting Stonehenge and New Grange a couple of weeks ago. Standing inside New Grange and looking up at the ceiling was awesome. 😃


IMHO Woodhenge and Avebury are more interesting and much less visited...
 
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