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florinandrei
06-08-09, 09:40
Well, I figured y'all be liking this thing...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/artsandculture/5622933/Peru-A-history-lost-in-the-ruins.html

carbon dating of a bag woven from plant fibres proved that the 163-acre site had been built between 3000 and 2100BC, making it the oldest civilisation on the continent of the Americas and contemporaneous with the pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

Chocola teapot
06-08-09, 09:46
He he, Fantastic read, Thankyou! I would love to Visit Peru!

rowanlim
06-08-09, 09:52
Thank you for the read, you guessed right :D :tmb:

I found this interesting:
The canny Sr Cassinelli, now 88, put in an appearance while we were there. "There is no writing here," he said, pointing at the ceramics, "but in each piece there is a message." One possible, intriguing message, given the Mochica's evident fascination with physical imperfection, is that they revered people who were different, rather than stigmatising them.

florinandrei
06-08-09, 09:58
And here's some video to go with it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxYyN2T_Ap8

Drone
06-08-09, 10:23
great read, ceramic figures sounded horrifying.

There were so many archaeological discoveries in other Peruvian sites in the last year and now in Caral :tmb:

florinandrei
06-08-09, 10:49
And the obligatory Wiki page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caral

G'night for now. :)

Drone
06-08-09, 12:42
And here's some video to go with it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxYyN2T_Ap8

great video. some of those ornaments and artifacts we could see in Tr1 (Vilcabamba and Tomb Of Qualopec). You can see it in this thread:


http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=152943&page=2

Mokono
08-08-09, 05:20
How could i miseed this thread? Anyways, there's actually a lot of debate if this was the oldest civilization or not, because C-14 tests indeed prove that some walls dates back a long, but there are also wall fragments that doesn't match... Why? because This Pyramids were more likely to be build over millenia, so it wasn't constructed all at once, but throught generation to generation... Of course Ruth Shady won't release the data concerning this, because then all her bulletins along with the government supported website (http://www.caralperu.gob.pe/) would face a crisis, and also wouldn't beat Machu Picchu on it's quest to attract more turists. Nice report though, althought it wasn't discovered nine years ago... Dates way back, and as a proof the National Museum has pieces of ceramic and goldwork and also the place is a bit wasted because of the previous unrestricted sacking activity... But again, sounds good and exotic. Anyways, nice for sharing and i'm glad everyone else interested can see this :)

florinandrei
08-08-09, 07:39
The music used in the video posted above is called "Fanfare of Life" by Leftfield. It's available on iTunes. It's a remix of an older song, by the same group, called "Song of Life".

Interestingly, another version of "Song of Life", remixed by Fluke, is part of the soundtrack for the first "Tomb Raider" movie (anybody remembers which part of the movie is that?). This one, too, is on iTunes, but unfortunately the soundtrack album has to be purchased entirely, you can't purchase just one song.

I listened to all these remixes and versions, on iTunes and Last.fm, and in the end I think the one I like better is the actual mix used in the Chan Chan video I posted above, called "Fanfare of Life". Purchased and added to my library. Beautiful song. :)

florinandrei
24-08-09, 23:37
The music used in the video posted above is called "Fanfare of Life" by Leftfield. It's available on iTunes. It's a remix of an older song, by the same group, called "Song of Life".

Interestingly, another version of "Song of Life", remixed by Fluke, is part of the soundtrack for the first "Tomb Raider" movie (anybody remembers which part of the movie is that?).

It's when Lara arrives in Cambodia, after the touchdown, before entering the ruins.