Which history would you visit?

Discussion in 'Ancient History and Mythology' started by brian, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. 17th Angel

    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    That is what people need :\ Seriously... A spokes person who will go on TV and be blunt and be real, and be pushed around by none.... Facts, nothing else no hidden agenda..... A person who will go LIVE on tv... and say *bleep* that, that is a bunch of *bleep*, Oh yeah well he can just *bleep* my *bleep*, Taxes? *bleeeeeeeep* *bleep* Maggie thatcher *bleep* so *bleep* the *bleep* and you know what? *bleeeeeeeep* and that you can take to the *bleep* bank. and so on....

    Why do they pretend to be something better? Something amazing? They are no better than us, if they could only realise that, we'd have a better situation ;\
     
  2. greymare

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    well, they do have to justify their enormous pay packets. therefore they must be better than us.
     
  3. 17th Angel

    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    I believe they should get more than the average person lol, they are leaders... Sorry let me reprhase that... I believe they should get more than the average person as they are in leadership positions......
     
  4. Neemai

    Neemai that's my Boss in the pic

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    Can we do more than one?

    I'd like to visit India approx 5,000 years ago with a digital camera - the Indus Valley, ancient Saraswati river area, Dwarka region before the floods. It would be worth it just to stop all the arguments between modern historians, although the real purpose would be to do some Krishna spotting.

    Then I'd go for Bengal (Gauda-desh) in the early 1500's to try and meet the two saintly fellows who started the public "Hare Krishna" movement.

    While we're at it, how about an off-planet history. Ancient Moon world... might be a bit sparse. How about the moment the first word was spoken in our universe. That would be something to write home about!


    ... Neemai :)
     
  5. 17th Angel

    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    Or how about back to the time jesus did these "miracles" then you'd know for sure one way or the other......

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  6. greymare

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    I thinkId only like to go into MY past history and not do a few things I did. Regrets......Ive had a few........
     
  7. Impqueen

    Impqueen Queen of the Imps

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    I'd love to visit (preferably pre-Christian) Anglo-Saxon England, to get a feel for it that just isn't possible from books. I'd like to hear Beowulf told by the fireside and to hear all those stories that no-one ever wrote down (will have to brush up my Anglo-Saxon first :p).
     
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    Penguin † Interfaith's Penguin †

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    Life and death of Jesus Christ for me.
     
  9. sooty

    sooty sooty

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    I love to see many past periods of history, however I would particularly like to see Medievel England at the time of Henry I (c.1150) and also the Mycenaean/Minoan periods in Greece.
     
  10. NightPhoenix

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    What a fun question.

    I'm not sure I could pick just one but I've thought about this many times before and I kind of always come back to visiting the Roman Empire in the 1st century. Rome in it's prime I guess. Of course I'd want to travel through the Empire, starting in Judea, all the way to Rome itself. I'd probably have to pick 29AD as that is probably the most likely time Jesus of Nazareth was preaching in the Galilee. (though that could have been the year he was crucified ) (see I got all the big things in one time travel trip) I'd definitely want to check out Herod's temple as it was considered one of the wonders of the world at the time.

    I'm also totally fascinated by ancient religions and would LOVE to see all the major Pagan Temples as well. Especially the biggies like the Temple of Diana in Ephesus and some of the Temples in Rome, not to mention Delphi.


    I'd also love to see back further in time to see the Middle East at the time of Solomon's Temple, and again, I'd love to check out the other cults at the time. I admit, I'd be interested to see a Temple prostitution out of sheer curiousity. :)

    4th and 5th century Rome would definitely be something I'd like to see as well...I guess I'd want to see for sure if some of our Christian saints were really involved in some of the more brutal things they are suspected of. (the murder of Hypatia etc)

    Medieval Europe would be interesting, especially Ireland, just to see how "dark" the dark ages really were.

    I'd also love to see North America before us Europeans got here and plowed over 2/3rds of the Continent. To see the "New World" when it was untouched by industrialization. I guess that makes me a romantic but that's ok. :)
     
  11. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Namaste NP,

    I think there isn't any history I wouldn't like to see...but definitely the more argued points in time.

    As for the above...how much of it have you seen? In most states you can stand someplace and no signs of civilization as far as the eye can see....Rockies and Appalacians, Painted Desert, Grand Canyon, Badlands, Plains, Maine and West Coasts, doesn't take much travel to see what it looks like untouched...
     
  12. NightPhoenix

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    I've been to a lot of different states, though not all. But I would challenge that what you describe exists in "most states". I'm thinking more of a frontier type place....and that is a rare thing indeed in the lower 48. But it does exist.

    I do live in a place which remains relatively untouched, and for a few years lived in a place which is pretty much pristine and has never seen human development, except for small towns and resorts. So I know they exist. Growing up in a big city the way I did, I really, really take this as a true blessing. So you're right you don't have to do any time traveling to see it.

    However it still would just be really cool to see New York or Chicago before it was, well NY or Chicago. ;) That's what I meant really.
     
  13. nativeastral

    nativeastral fluffy future

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    yeh, l'd like to know whether this and Lemuria 'existed'.


    Wil, like you l would like to be there for the 'word on the street' on those contentious moments in history for a greater understanding.

    Welcome NP [from NA, another too long a name!].

    The point of history is that it necessarily involves humans, not just the environment but the inextricable interaction between them; much of history has involved battles over the environment due to migratory/population patterns and the trend towards technological development and pursuit of wealth via the resources of the land.

    Why we do get romantic over discovering peoples who are more self sustaining and in a more harmonious relation with themselves and the environment, and increasingly cynical and pessimistic that the technology 'available' is not being used to a more communally and globally, greater good.
     
  14. iBrian

    iBrian Peace, Love and Unity Staff Member

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    Atlantis was a Greek morality tale - Plato makes that clear: that it is a fable, not intended to be true, but instead, illustrative.

    Looking for Atlantis is like trying to find Old McDonald's Farm. You'll find it in many different places, but you'll never find an original.
     
  15. immortalitylost

    immortalitylost Say Meow.

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    Speaking of Greek, I'd love to meet Alexander the Great before he began conquering the world, so I could befriend him, lol, and learn from Aristotle. But only if I could also be a man. Wouldn't want to be a woman in that culture, lol, that'd suck.

    And if there was ever a time where there was really real magic in the world, I'd like to go there.

    I'd like to see the battle of Troy. No... I really wouldn't. It's so idealized by Homer, that the truth would probably only disappoint... I'd go if I could see the gods, lol. They seem interesting.

    Why can't all these magical stories be true! It's not fair...
     
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    Sparta's entire history - which would require a considerbly long stay I know. And maybe take a peek at the events at the Hot Gates circa 480 BCE - maybe as a market booth owner...

    Sometime during the zenith of the history of the 'mythological' Amazons (tal Kyrte) of the Black Sea - or thereabouts. Possibly watch them show the Athenians a thing or two about how to have a punch up without (the relative safety of) hiding behind stone walls...

    Ephesus and or Delphi at the peak of 'their' popularity - and maybe see the oracle at the temple of Apollo do her thing above the vapours from deep below...

    To gaze upon all Seven Wonders of the Ancient World...

    To see human kind in the long journey out of Africa and the subsequent colonisation/s of the new world/s...

    Petra; post Exodus - whether or not it was the Israelites who left Egypt or the Egyptians who vacated Canaan and North Africa... if only to see those geoplasm's moving around the mountain tops...

    Have enjoyed taking part and reading with interest everyone's comments...

    AJ
     
  18. iBrian

    iBrian Peace, Love and Unity Staff Member

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    Welcome to the Interfaith forums, AJ. :)
     
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    Have to say the Renaissance is my favorite.
     
  20. arthra

    arthra Baha'i

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    The thing is I used to think it could be really cool to time travel say back and see some of those great moments in history.. but now, I'm thinking it could really be a hazard.. I mean you could be identified as a spy or a heretic ... or some other thing and be tortured or lose your head ..or just succumb to the plague.

    People didn't really live very long in the olden times and sanitation and taking baths was not that common..also there were raw sewage problems in the major cities.

    Naw the more I think about it I think I'm better off where I am..er, that is "when I am". :)
     

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