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Archaeologists discover 'finest ever' piece of Neolithic art...3,500BC (Scotland)
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 8-1-2013 | Mark Duell

Posted on 08/04/2013 8:36:09 AM PDT by Renfield

Archaeologists have found an astonishing piece of Neolithic artwork that was buried for 4,500 years.

The stone creation - which is decorated on both sides and has been described as one of the ‘finest ever’ to be found in Britain - was uncovered last night on the Ness of Brodgar in Orkney, Scotland.

It was found at the base of the south-west internal corner of the Neolithic ‘cathedral’ at the site, which covers 2.5 hectares and is believed to have been occupied from as early as 3,500BC....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: anatolia; archaeoastronomy; archaeology; godsgravesglyphs; megaliths; neolithic; nessofbrodgar; orkney; sanliurfa; scotland; scotlandyet; turkey

Excavation: Neolithic man built a vast temple complex at the Ness of Brodgar, with some parts constructed more than 5,000 years ago, even before the Ancient Egyptians had started building the pyramids.

1 posted on 08/04/2013 8:36:10 AM PDT by Renfield
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


2 posted on 08/04/2013 8:36:27 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

Where did these people come from? If they’re there was the surrounding countries i.e Denmark, Norway, Sweden also inhabited then?


3 posted on 08/04/2013 8:38:20 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Renfield

It’s not exactly the Mona Lisa... :-)

It is cool, though.


4 posted on 08/04/2013 8:39:32 AM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Renfield

Wow. Diamonds. Baseball fans.


5 posted on 08/04/2013 8:40:53 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: All
Related:

Neolithic discovery: why Orkney is the centre of ancient Britain (Guardian,UK)

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2012/oct/06/orkney-temple-centre-ancient-britain


6 posted on 08/04/2013 8:43:01 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

I am still convinced that the petroglyphs in Southwestern US were the result of Cave Mom saying to her kids, “Go play in the rocks with the other kids!”


7 posted on 08/04/2013 8:44:10 AM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: Renfield

You should see what the Egyptians were doing 5000 years ago, or Gobekli Tepe in Turkey long before that. I can’t get too excited about a stone with some straight lines incised on it.


8 posted on 08/04/2013 8:45:49 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Renfield
Early argyle?
9 posted on 08/04/2013 8:51:00 AM PDT by keat
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To: keat
Early argyle?

Zactly what i was thinking.

Not "art", its a sign for a sock store.

10 posted on 08/04/2013 9:02:37 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Renfield

11 posted on 08/04/2013 9:16:33 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Renfield

So no one has claimed it as a Neolithic mosque yet?

Clearly an oversight. Someone acted stupidly.


12 posted on 08/04/2013 9:21:23 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: Kip Russell
It’s not exactly the Mona Lisa... :-) It is cool, though.

Probably some kid doodling before his folks cuffed him upside the head and told him to get back to the survival tasks...

13 posted on 08/04/2013 9:24:03 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Renfield
Here is a picture of what is believed to be a priests garment:
14 posted on 08/04/2013 9:29:29 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: blueunicorn6

First recorded case in history of “tagging” with graffiti? Little Gronk got a big spanking for that one.


15 posted on 08/04/2013 9:44:34 AM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: Renfield

Temple? This is Scotland. It’s a Neolithic distillery.


16 posted on 08/04/2013 9:58:01 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: Renfield

In the first photo, that big “N” at the top stands for “NEOLITHIC”.

;^)


17 posted on 08/04/2013 10:50:29 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: SkyDancer
Where did these people come from? If they’re there was the surrounding countries i.e Denmark, Norway, Sweden also inhabited then?

People most likely followed the retreating glaciers into the newly habitable lands. When sea levels rose, those in England/Scotland and Ireland were cut off until they created seaworthy watercraft.

18 posted on 08/04/2013 10:54:06 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: blueunicorn6

No..........I think those are primitive playing cards. They didn’t have paper yet. That’s the deuce of diamonds they’ve found. Can’t wait to see the whole deck. No wonder so many of those people, especially poker players, had hernias.


19 posted on 08/04/2013 11:15:41 AM PDT by Tucker39
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To: SubMareener

You beat me to it. All these finds remind me of an old Readers’ Digest story about future archaeologists finding a temple with a guy worshipping a big square thing. Turns out it was some guy in a hotel room watching tv.


20 posted on 08/04/2013 11:20:48 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Renfield

People have lived on the Orkneys so long that there is a DNA marker that is peculiar to the Orkneys.


21 posted on 08/04/2013 11:21:42 AM PDT by blam
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To: Tucker39
Don't pick the Queen of Diamonds, she'll beat you if she's able.

The Queen of Hearts is always your best bet.

22 posted on 08/04/2013 11:23:40 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: Kip Russell
"It’s not exactly the Mona Lisa... :-) It is cool, though."

Come on! I've seen better "art" scratched on the ground by chickens! ;-)

23 posted on 08/04/2013 11:28:43 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: blueunicorn6

Diamonds? Maybe. Or perhaps something more sophisticated. Looks like a 3 dimensional drawing of parallel planes to me.


24 posted on 08/04/2013 2:04:24 PM PDT by vrwc1
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To: Flag_This
You should see what the Egyptians were doing 5000 years ago, or Gobekli Tepe in Turkey long before that.

Or Puma Punku in Bolivia. The building (and destruction) of that place defies rational explanation. We can hardly do that sort of work today.

25 posted on 08/04/2013 2:27:02 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Texas Songwriter

Thanx. I’ll keep that in mind.
You gotta’ know when ta’ hold ‘em.....


26 posted on 08/04/2013 3:08:24 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Renfield

Long before these people, cave men were doing beautiful paintings on the walls of caves and they call this a beautiful example of neolithic art, I don’t want to see ugly examples then.


27 posted on 08/04/2013 3:12:14 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Renfield

Interesting.


28 posted on 08/04/2013 3:20:02 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: Renfield

“finest ever”?

They were all 3?


29 posted on 08/04/2013 3:29:26 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Renfield

Art or geometry? Scottish Pre-Euclidian Euclidians?


30 posted on 08/04/2013 4:45:21 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission ("Interesting captain. They look like paleolithic Tie fighters...")
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To: Windflier
"Or Puma Punku in Bolivia. The building (and destruction) of that place defies rational explanation. We can hardly do that sort of work today."

I've always found Puma Punku and Tiwanaku fascinating. Using Google Earth you can see so much terracing that was done in the surrounding mountains - makes me think there must have been a much larger population to require it at one time.

31 posted on 08/04/2013 6:05:31 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Renfield; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

Thanks Renfield.

32 posted on 08/05/2013 5:09:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: sphinx
Temple? This is Scotland. It’s a Neolithic distillery.

As you say, it's a temple...

33 posted on 08/05/2013 5:11:24 PM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Carved Stone Balls found at Skara Brae, Orkney.

GOOGLE IMAGES


34 posted on 08/05/2013 6:24:06 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: SkyDancer; SunkenCiv

The main Orkneys form Scapa Flow, one of the finest natural anchorages in the world. People have been sailing to and from the Orkneys for a very long time.


35 posted on 08/06/2013 3:54:53 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: blueunicorn6

Looks to me like a “coach’s board”, probably for neolithic gridiron football.

The first pic is the offense vs defense line. The lighter scratches are what the backfield is going to be doing.

The second pic is, obviously, 3 offensive linemen leading the block on a sweep with the linebacker and free safety as the objects to be blocked.


36 posted on 08/07/2013 6:26:13 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Fred Nerks

Stone balls? Ship them to congress.


37 posted on 08/07/2013 6:30:10 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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