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(National Geographic)   "The skulls at Shimao foreshadowed the massive human sacrifice that became what Li calls "a defining attribute of Shang civilization"" Dang Shang   (nationalgeographic.com) divider line
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2020-08-07 5:39:44 PM  
Look out when they offer the traditional Shang greeting known as the

Shang Hi
 
2020-08-07 6:25:13 PM  
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2020-08-07 7:44:27 PM  
Lo Wang says, "Hi Shang"
 
2020-08-07 8:09:06 PM  

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Me neither.... so I did a google search for Shimao, expecting to find some mountain bike parts.  Instead I got a lot of images with this pretty badass hotel.  I'd like to stay there.  Looks pretty boss.

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2020-08-07 9:30:58 PM  
How do we know those skulls were human sacrifices?

They were all teenage girls, right? Maybe the opening ceremony was a bronze age version of a rock show and the most awesome front man in what would become china was there and they literally lost their heads!

Like fatal Beatle Mania.
 
2020-08-07 9:42:29 PM  
The carvings shown are astoundingly similar to those found in the Mesoamerican cultures. I don't think there is much doubt that ancient people of the Americas and the Far East had contact. The interactions were likely extremely rare and infrequent but they did occur. Pretty wild.

/ Either that or the photographer is punking us with an old movie prop.
 
2020-08-07 9:44:07 PM  

CrazyCurt: The carvings shown are astoundingly similar to those found in the Mesoamerican cultures. I don't think there is much doubt that ancient people of the Americas and the Far East had contact. The interactions were likely extremely rare and infrequent but they did occur. Pretty wild.


Separated by many thousands of years.  LIke comparing the Egyptian pyramids to the Mayan ones, separated by a good 3,000 years or so.
 
2020-08-08 12:25:44 AM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: CrazyCurt: The carvings shown are astoundingly similar to those found in the Mesoamerican cultures. I don't think there is much doubt that ancient people of the Americas and the Far East had contact. The interactions were likely extremely rare and infrequent but they did occur. Pretty wild.

Separated by many thousands of years.  LIke comparing the Egyptian pyramids to the Mayan ones, separated by a good 3,000 years or so.


Woah there Thor Heyerdahl.

The Ra II was thoroughly debunked.
 
2020-08-08 12:32:39 AM  
FTFA:  " its 1,000-acre expanse is about 25 percent bigger than New York City's Central Park"

Son, how many people, let alone US-ians, know how big Central Park is?  Should have stuck with Rhode Islands.
 
2020-08-08 1:36:39 AM  

boozehat: Destructor: [i.pinimg.com image 440x440]

Me neither.... so I did a google search for Shimao, expecting to find some mountain bike parts.  Instead I got a lot of images with this pretty badass hotel.  I'd like to stay there.  Looks pretty boss.

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Alas, that hotel is actually in Shanghai, but I would totes stay there too.
 
2020-08-08 6:01:23 AM  
I've been reading a lot of ancient Chinese history lately for some reason, so I'm getting a kick.....

/Seriously, Chinese history is fascinating.
//And goofy. No one else on Earth had as many civil wars.
 
2020-08-08 8:56:28 AM  

ModernLuddite: /Seriously, Chinese history is fascinating.


Well, for one thing, there's a lot of it.
 
2020-08-08 12:41:37 PM  

jso2897: ModernLuddite: /Seriously, Chinese history is fascinating.

Well, for one thing, there's a lot of it.


Is there anything they aren't masters of mass producing?
Downside is it's probably just an unoriginal knock-off of someone else's history.
 
2020-08-08 1:22:47 PM  

CrazyCurt: The carvings shown are astoundingly similar to those found in the Mesoamerican cultures. I don't think there is much doubt that ancient people of the Americas and the Far East had contact. The interactions were likely extremely rare and infrequent but they did occur. Pretty wild.

/ Either that or the photographer is punking us with an old movie prop.


Turns out human sacrifice just kinda has an entire aesthetic that goes along with it.
 
2020-08-08 1:23:26 PM  

2wolves: FTFA:  " its 1,000-acre expanse is about 25 percent bigger than New York City's Central Park"

Son, how many people, let alone US-ians, know how big Central Park is?  Should have stuck with Rhode Islands.


FOOBAH FEELS!
 
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