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Old 09-29-2011, 11:31 PM
 
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Interesting info on the various pyramids around the world.



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Old 09-30-2011, 01:57 PM
 
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What are some of the theories you have heard to explain why these pyramids are similar?
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:01 PM
 
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Make a square building, put a somewhat smaller square building on top of that and then another and so forth to the top. If you want, fill in the steps for smooth sides. Voila! You have a pyramid..

Come one people...a pyramid is NOT a complicated idea. Trying to connect civilizations through pyramids is like trying to connect relationships between people based on the cultures that wear hats...
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:09 PM
 
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What are some of the theories you have heard to explain why these pyramids are similar?
Ancient Aliens comes to mind.

Of course there is always the theory that humans came initially from Mars when that planet was becoming uninhabitable. The people spread out across Earth but still retained their memories of how buildings on Mars were built.

Or, there were humans on the Earth millions of years ago and a cataclysmic event happened that wiped out most of the human population. These populations tried to re-build what was once common on Earth.

Those last two are just something I thought of..not something I have heard theorized anywhere.
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:22 PM
 
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Make a square building, put a somewhat smaller square building on top of that and then another and so forth to the top. If you want, fill in the steps for smooth sides. Voila! You have a pyramid..

Come one people...a pyramid is NOT a complicated idea. Trying to connect civilizations through pyramids is like trying to connect relationships between people based on the cultures that wear hats...
Did you have tinfoil hats in mind, perhaps
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:57 PM
 
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Trying to connect civilizations through pyramids is like trying to connect relationships between people based on the cultures that wear hats...
shh! this stuff could have gone on for three years!
It'll still probably go for six months
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Old 10-01-2011, 05:05 PM
 
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Ancient Aliens comes to mind.
One theory I've heard suggested is that the Egyptians at some point had ventured out and taught pyramid building to other people. But I think the Egyptians had stop building pyramids long before any were built in America. So if any Egyptians had ventured out those Egyptians might not even have had the knowledge of pyramid building.
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:05 PM
 
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The people spread out across Earth but still retained their memories of how buildings on Mars were built.

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Yet managed to lose their memories of their ancestors being from Mars?

These Marsians of old had a culture so advanced that they solved the problem of space travel to another planet, yet the only memory of achievement that they left was how to stack up stuff to make pyramids?

These folks who could travel through space, when they got here, they had no idea how to build cars or radios or how to generate electricity? They left behind no written records...so they were also illiterate space voyagers?
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:47 AM
 
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Grandstander, these are just random thoughts and ideas I have had over the years. However, it could be possible that the martians who landed here had no idea how to, say, generate electricity. Lots of people today have no clue how to build a generator, drill for oil and gas, create metals, etc. If abandoned on a new planet, it would take a long time for these things to be re-discovered.

Besides, humans do seem to have a particular fascination with Mars.

In any case, it's all just idle speculation on my part. I have an active imagination!
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:07 AM
 
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While we are speculating on the similarity of pyramids, I would suggest that the possibility of the seafaring Phoenicians reaching the Yucatan might not be as fanciful as it appears. It is known that the vogage of Hanno www.metrum.org/mapping/hanno.htm of Carthage led to possibly the first exploration of the west coast of Africa long before the voyages of the Portuguese and Spanish.

Undoubtedly, there are exaggerations in these accounts, but it remains a possibility that the Phoenicians did reach the Western Hemisphere at some point. That is not to say that the indigenous people of Mexico, whatever their origin, couldn't have independently conceived the idea of pyramids, but the prospect of the Phoenicians being the first contact is tantalizing.
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