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#1 Inhapi

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 1441 PM

A nice read;

 

https://www.thedaily...ry-from-thieves


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#2 Tim the Tank Nut

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 1637 PM

that's awesome!


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 1704 PM

Perception becomes reality. Or it's all a matter of headology for you discworld fans.
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Posted 25 May 2019 - 0152 AM

Reminds me of a story that comes from the Iranian revolution. There was a series of carvings on at an archeological site in Iran that were world famous (I forget where exactly they were), and were regarded  as a national treasure. The day after the Iranian revolution a mob descended on them. The site caretaker approached them.Their resulting conversation went something like this.

 

Mob

Out of our way! We are here to destroy the carvings! They are sacrillage!

 

Caretaker

Oh, ok. Have you got any orders from the new Government to do this?

 

Mob

We dont need orders! Out of our way, unbeliever!

 

Caretaker

Oh ok. Its just you might get in a bit of trouble.

 

Mob

Why?

 

Caretaker

Because that carving there. You see it? That is the earliest depiction of the Prophet Mohammid in history. So if you go round defacing images of the prophet, things might not go so well with you. But hey, its up to you really....

 

 

Of course it was complete balls, the images predated the Prophet Mohammid by hundreds of years. But the crowd didnt know that and dispersed. Its a world heritage site now If I remember rightly. :D


Edited by Stuart Galbraith, 25 May 2019 - 0539 AM.

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 0451 AM

Site. :)
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#6 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 0540 AM

Yeah, I keep doing that when im touch typing. One side of my brain typing doesnt know what the other side is thinking. Or something like that. :)


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Posted 25 May 2019 - 1236 PM

This was probably the victory relief of Shapur I where he is depicted respectively slaying, capturing and subjugating a Roman emperor (. This is situated near the old Achaemenid royal tombs.


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Posted 25 May 2019 - 1256 PM

I cant swear to it, but ive a feeing it was Bisotun. When it was on television a couple of years ago, the inscriptions were in hills identical to this.

https://en.wikipedia...tun_Inscription


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