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Message 13 of 82 (595756)
12-10-2010 9:50 AM
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12-10-2010 9:31 AM


Umm...have you heard of the planisphere that was discovered in Mesopotamia? (Tablet K8538 in the British Museum in London.) It basically showed that ancient peoples were using constellations to represent places on Earth.
Not exactly.
The Dendara Zodiac happens to be in a temple that was not even built until the Ptolemaic period, most likely around 50BC, maybe even later, so the pyramid building was a least 3000 years earlier.

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Message 15 of 82 (595758)
12-10-2010 10:09 AM
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12-10-2010 10:07 AM


Link please?

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Message 17 of 82 (595761)
12-10-2010 10:27 AM
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12-10-2010 10:23 AM


Sorry, what I have read by Zitman has just been silly. If you actually can provide a link that shows exactly what tablet is under discussion then we may be able to discuss it.

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Message 20 of 82 (595770)
12-10-2010 10:47 AM
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12-10-2010 10:36 AM


Yeah, still don't see much there. The quote "Long thought to be an Assyrian tablet, computer analysis has matched it with the sky above Mesopotamia in 3300BC and proves it to be of much more ancient Sumerian origin." is pretty suspicious.
Would like to find more info on it.

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Message 58 of 82 (596015)
12-12-2010 11:11 AM
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12-12-2010 8:11 AM


Re: Sidebar: Babylonian "Moral Relativism"
Unfortunately, I don't have the reference handy for this, but I remember reading that Inanna was described in one of the ancient literary cycles as doing whatever she wished, whether it be good or evil. I assumed that by association, her worshippers would do the same.
So very much like some of the descriptions of the God in the Bible.

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