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Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:23 am

Thanks for the ancient tour! That was an interesting presentation of some things I didn't know before.
Have you been able to travel to any of these places? When I checked the location of Moesia Superior on a map I saw that you are fairly close to the ancient world.
Do you have any idea what the golden object is in the floor mosaic of the dog ?

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Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:36 pm

Unfortunately time and money never seem to be available to me at the same time.

Serbia has a very rich ancient history. The first metallurgy happened here as part of the Vinča neolithic culture, and there are many archaeological localities from the Mesolithic, Neolithic, Celtic, Roman, Byzantine, and Medieval eras.

Archaeologists have identified that object as a gilded askos, a type of small vessel for oil or wine. As it is overturned, it could be an ancient version of a guilty dog.
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:53 pm

Just so as y'all know Co2 isn't poisonous or toxic.
Just clarifying things because that is what I read with the pictures that I did enjoy. :)
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:10 pm

Blankets are not poisonous or toxic either. But putting more and more of them on you, on a sweltering August night, without a way to take them off, doesn't end well, does it?

I'm glad you like the pictures.
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:31 pm

@arnorrian ...I love the pictures and I learned about something I didn't know previously. So keep it up with the ancient history. And I agree with you about the blanket comment, as it can increase the concentration of CO2 to dangerous levels.

https://www.thoughtco.com/carbon-dioxid ... ing-608396
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:06 pm

I'm enjoying these pictures & commentary too.

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Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:02 am

Thank you, I am enjoying the history. The mosaic of the dog actually puts me in mind of the RCA Victor dog! 😊
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Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:04 am

Thank you. This is a lovely thread.
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Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:20 am

A picture of emperor Caligula's boat-palace found when lake Nemi near Rome was drained. Unfortunately, it was lost when the museum it was housed in burned down after being bombed in WWII.

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Lake Nemi today:

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Bronze fittings from the boat.

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Bronze water tap from the boat.

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If you have an hour I can recommend this BBC's excellent documentary on Caligula by amazing Mary Beard.

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Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:57 pm

My favorite ancient world studies are the ones about the Americas.
We are only now realizing just how advanced and populated this continent was.
And how long ago it all got started.
I have absolutely zero belief that aliens helped. :lol:
Just because some of it doesn't look like stuff from the old world doesn't mean it is any less advanced.
Many things play a part in this.
Climate domesticated plants and animals and taboos.
Sadly to the victor go the spoils.
Just like the burning of the Library of Alexandria they did the same thing in the Americas.
Much information was burned to never be seen again.
Separation plays a big role in how things look or made and ideology.

Petra has always been of great interest to me.
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Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:24 pm

Arnorrian, thank you for starting this thread about the ancient sites you have shown pictures and stories of so far. Great stuff. Some of the details are something else!!

Maybe a separate thread from you, worth, to discuss your interests would be nice so not to confuse the areas of interest. I would love to see you expound your theories and ideas in your thread, grouped all together.
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Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:33 pm

Awww, c'mon Worth, did aliens build Machu Pichu? Ancient Astronaut Theorists say, "Yes!" 😂😂😂 Isn't that so very condescending of them? According to them there is nothing that humans could possibly have come up with on our own. I don't know why my DH watches that drivel. Makes me nuts!

Back to topic at hand: I am astounded at the size of Caligula's boat-palace! Unless Lake Nemi used to be a whole lot bigger looks like that would cover the vast majority of the lake. I am heartily sorry such history was lost.
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Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:08 pm

You have to weed through the fake documentaries and and so on but you can find good stuff.
I have watched this one several times.
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Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:31 am

Digging for Britain

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Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:08 am

Romans in London.
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Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:19 pm

Not trying to root in on the thread but it is about the ancient world and I like these videos.
This is the sort of stuff I watch instead of TV plus others things.
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Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:20 pm

Alice Roberts is great. BBC has other excellent historical documentary makers, like Mary Beard, Bettany Hughes, and Michael Scott.
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Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:20 pm

These are fascinating! Thank you for sharing!!
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Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:06 pm

Ancient statues were not white.

https://buntegoetter.liebieghaus.de/en/
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Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:44 pm

Thanks.
They say the pyramids were painted too.
I wonder what they looked like before the outer covering was hauled away.
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