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Klaatu_Nicto #1 Posted Jul 13 2019 - 09:43

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cKy_ #2 Posted Jul 13 2019 - 09:58

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Like the giants in Jack and the Beanstalk?

RF_Van #3 Posted Jul 13 2019 - 11:02

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Cool vid Klaatu, thanks for posting.

 

Watching this I was reminded of the world's earliest written literature, the Epic of Gilgamesh from ancient Mesopotamia. The quote below comes from the end of the story when he arrives back at Uruk after all his adventures, most notably his failed bid to find immortality and save his best friend's life. But it's quite profound that even in those days they realized it was the simple things in life that truly matter:

 

“Gilgamesh, where are you hurrying to? You will never find that life for which you are looking. When the gods created man they allotted to him death, but life they retained in their own keeping. As for you, Gilgamesh, fill your belly with good things; day and night, night and day, dance and be merry, feast and rejoice. Let your clothes be fresh, bathe yourself in water, cherish the little child that holds your hand, and make your wife happy in your embrace; for this too is the lot of man.”



Pipinghot #4 Posted Jul 13 2019 - 14:44

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Where did you find that picture of my first apartment from college?

NiteDog #5 Posted Jul 13 2019 - 15:02

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Thanks Klaatu!

Omega_Weapon #6 Posted Jul 13 2019 - 17:28

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Nice. I really like most of Jimmy's videos. His stuff on Atlantis was especially cool. :great:

Klaatu_Nicto #7 Posted Jul 13 2019 - 20:31

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What ISIS did to Ninevah outrages me.  That goes beyond a crime against humanity. It's a crime again all future humanity by depriving it of an awesome archeological site.

 

 

The oldest coin in my collection is Sumerian. It's at least 5000 years old. Holding something that old is a cool experience. Touching the walls of Ninivah is an experience neither I or anyone in the future can have now.  If I ever find my Sumerian coin I'll take a picture of it and post it. I had taken it to my business to show some people and never got around to bringing it back home before I retired. It's here in one of the many boxes of stuff I brought home. 



iadreamer #8 Posted Jul 14 2019 - 04:32

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View PostKlaatu_Nicto, on Jul 13 2019 - 00:43, said:

 

Hey,

 

A very entertaining video!

 

Thanks for posting!



Ikanator #9 Posted Jul 14 2019 - 23:39

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We (as in "modern" humans) have been on this planet for around 100,000 years or so. What we think of as our civilization with its marvelous technological advancements only really goes back about 400 years or so. The written record maybe no more than 4,000 years or so. There is more than enough time for many civilizations to have risen and fallen for which we have no record at all. Especially given that sea level now is about 300 feet higher than it was during the last ice age. There are likely to be a lot of city sites that have been submerged.

Gothraul #10 Posted Yesterday, 01:46 AM

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Egypt is older than people realize

 

Bonus


Edited by Gothraul, Yesterday, 02:54 AM.


Sparkster23 #11 Posted Yesterday, 08:16 PM

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Here is one that mainstream scientists say was built using stone hammers and copper chisels ( lol ok sure )

 



Klaatu_Nicto #12 Posted Yesterday, 08:35 PM

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Brien Foerster. :great:




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