Help support TMP


"Massive Pyramid, Lost City and Ancient Human...." Topic


5 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.


Back to the Classical Asian Warfare Message Board

Back to the Prehistoric Message Board



Areas of Interest

Ancients
Medieval
Renaissance

572 hits since 12 Nov 2018
©1994-2019 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse12 Nov 2018 9:27 p.m. PST

…. Sacrifices Unearthed in China.

"A 4,300-year-old city, which has a massive step pyramid that is at least 230 feet (70 meters) high and spans 59 acres (24 hectares) at its base, has been excavated in China, archaeologists reported in the August issue of the journal Antiquity.

The pyramid was decorated with eye symbols and "anthropomorphic," or part-human, part-animal faces. Those figures "may have endowed the stepped pyramid with special religious power and further strengthened the general visual impression on its large audience," the archaeologists wrote in the article. [The 25 Most Mysterious Archaeological Finds on Earth]

For five centuries, a city flourished around the pyramid. At one time, the city encompassed an area of 988 acres (400 hectares), making it one of the largest in the world, the archaeologists wrote. Today, the ruins of the city are called "Shimao," but its name in ancient times is unknown…."
Main page
link


Amicalement
Armand

Lion in the Stars13 Nov 2018 3:37 p.m. PST

Whoa, 2300BC puts that right in the middle of the Three Great Sage-Kings of the 'legendary' Xia Dynasty!

Very cool find, Armand!

Come In Nighthawk13 Nov 2018 7:03 p.m. PST

The Chinese government's Xia-Shang-Zhou Chronology Commission concluded in 1996 that the Xia existed between 2070 and 1600 BC. So, 2300 BC puts these "heroes" into the era of the Emperor Yao, of the "Five Emperors," while the Xia are often thought to be synonymous with the Erlitou culture of the Yellow River basin in the northern plains. The Shimao step-pyramid in Shenmu County, Shaanxi, is something like 600+plus KMS NNW of Erlitou, as well as being hundreds of years older!

LOTS of "fodder" here for Stone-Age, Copper-Age and Bronze-Age cultural warfare in ancient China!!!!! grin

Roderick Robertson Fezian14 Nov 2018 9:38 a.m. PST

Aliens. Must be aliens.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse14 Nov 2018 11:54 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend! (smile)


Amicalement
Armand

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.