Wednesday, 12 October 2016

The curse of Casandra follows greece.


New "evidence" shows Greeks built China's Terracotta Army. Really!

Shown below is part of an article on the BBC website about China's terracotta army and its connection with ancient Greece and the reality as the ancients saw it.

..."China and the West were in contact more than 1,500 years before European explorer Marco Polo arrived in China, new finds suggest.
Archaeologists say inspiration for the Terracotta Warriors, found at the Tomb of the First Emperor near today's Xian, may have come from Ancient Greece.
They also say ancient Greek artisans could have been training locals there in the Third Century BC.
Polo's 13th Century travel to China had been thought the first by a European.

History goes further than this.

"We now have evidence that close contact existed between the First Emperor's China and the West before the formal opening of the Silk Road. This is far earlier than we formerly thought," said Senior Archaeologist Li Xiuzhen, from the Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum Site Museum.
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A separate study shows European-specific mitochondrial DNA has been found at sites in China's westernmost Xinjiang Province, suggesting that Westerners may have settled, lived and died there before and during the time of the First Emperor.
Prof Lukas Nickel from the University of Vienna says statues of circus acrobats recently found at the First Emperor's tomb support this theory.
He believes the First Emperor was influenced by the arrival of Greek statues in Central Asia in the century following Alexander the Great, who died in 323BC."...

Read the whole article  HERE

                             Ancient connections

So the "Western" influence on the East was happening from very ancient times.
Such influence is described in the rhapsodies of epic poet Nonnos Panopolitis (Νόννος ο Πανοπολίτης) born in Panopolis - Egypt, 4th century BC, about God Dionyso's travel to China and India.
Get a taste of the Epic poem Dionysiaka in Greek  HERE.

Above a map of the Ionian province in China where grapes are cultivated and wine is produced.
More info   HERE.

A possible line of travel by the Ancients to the East can also be seen drawn in red. It has been said that the Black Sea was once connected to the Caspian Sea as water levels were higher making the voyage of the Argonauts a historical event and not a mere myth.

More and more we see examples of the interconnection of the ancient worlds and something that sometimes appears to be unbelievable is actually fact.

                       And with that bombshell I bid you good night.

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