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Dunhuang or Shachou – A Second Nazca?

Yes, we all do know the famous Nazca Lines and we all agree that we actually do not know anything about them.

You can see various animals drawn into the sand and rocks as lines not visible from the ground. On top of a large mountain there is a an airstrip like flat, long which seems not have left waste during constructions, but that is all we know. The Peru Government does not allow excavation of any kind at this for them holy places, so we can only guess the reason for these ancient drawings and their existents.

There is however another mysterious Nazca-like place on the other site of the planet: 100km west of Dunhuang or Shachou, the ‘City of Sands’ in the Jiuquan, Gansu province of China. very next to the famous silk road.

From the top using Google Earth you can see satellite photos showing a few areas with strange geometric patterns, called geoglyphs. You’ll see also something that could be interpreted again as landing strips for whatever flying objects you might imagine. As they seems to be eroded, they could be constructed in ancient times.

If you are using Google Earth, you can find them at this coordinates:

Latitude: 40°28’43.07?N

Longitude: 93°28’36.42?E

Naturally, China does not comment on the findings and foreign excavations are often forbidden. Still, its nice to know that there might be actually a second Nazca like airstrips place in the sand and in the nowhere.

It is possible that these landing strips are of newer dates and actually military installation. But who knows that exactly, especially if these constructions are located in China…

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Ghost Town Cemetery – Eery!

Do you know what might be the experience of your lifetime? To visit an old cemetery at night. But carefully, that’s more than eery, that may kill your heartbeat.

#19.11.2010–Most cemeteries are closed by night to prevent vandalism. Still, I think to visit a cemetery late evening or even at night (if possible) is an experience you might not miss.

Depending where your country/home is, you might hear Ghost stories all days long. As soon as you enter an open commentary (as older as better), those stories seems to get their own life.

Everything disturbing an otherwise quiet night can be attributed to a Ghost, or better yet, to Vampires, Werewolves and unknown dangerous creatures of the night.

To create a sense of fear, birds are good in that but also rotten trees along your nearly invisible way.

But will you meet a Ghost, actually? It depends. If you are sensitive enough, who knows. I think you will not meet anything dangerous except a night animal who is afraid of you as you are, in return. But since you can’t see small paths very well, you might end up with a broken leg as well along the way.


Video: Old Bellefonte Ghost Town Cemetery. Deep South Town. America.
Totally Fogotten in Alabama. A rainy, chilly morning visit.

Visiting a cemetery is at no times funny, but, if you found an old and forgotten one, you have the time to think about your live in ways otherwise hardly possibly. You might even come to decisions that changes your live forever, decisions you pushed away since a long time.

The most interesting cemeteries are those where you still can read the inscription on the tomb stones or the ones in the wild. It is no disrespect to the diseased to visit them because, in fact, he/she will be remembered again. Many of the relatives might not be anymore alive or are in another neighborhood. Yet, reading an inscription might telling you of a 23 years old girl, died 200 years ago, is something for your mind to think about.

Bodies are only a shell, after death the soul has already started its way to its own destiny. It is even possible that the girl was reborn already in the circle of live, who knows. For sure, 200 years do not leave anything from humans physically left, in any way. The only reminder for the existence of that girl would be the withered inscription, a hard to read acknowledgement of a former live.

Cemeteries need not necessarily be visited during the night. Especially the old ones do have in the morning or late afternoon their own flair. Attraction would be the wrong word but thinking about forgotten and past lifes can never be a wrong intention.

After all, we do end up in such a place, earlier or later, and a new cemetery today will be in a few hundreds years just as forgotten as all the ones before.

The embedded video is a good example of such a pity process but also a sign that the live goes on at different places.

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Ancient Prisons – Comfortable?

Prisons exist since the mankind could close entries. Just recently they found an ancient prison in Tiberias (Israel) during excavation of a Basilica. Those prisons were not comfortable with less than 5 sqm to use each“.

#09.11.2010–The cell walls were very strong and it would be impossible to escape those 1.1 meter thick walls. Those cells were build over 1800 years ago! While they look somewhat spacy because of their height of 2 meters, there might be crowded and possibly mostly dark.

As researched, ancient prisons were only used as holding place for people before they came to trial; mostly were waiting for their case came up for discussions for up to several years. If they were lucky or had good connections, that prison trial waiting period would only be a few months. Enough time to die, anyway.

Ancient prisons and the underlying justice system were more than cruel but might have followed the law at their times and defendant could found innocent. Yet, waiting for months for a trial was an indirect and lawless punishment in itself. Still, if the accused found innocent, some (especially Roman) laws allowed it to punish the accuser instead with the penalty he was looking for the defendant.

It wasn’t fun to be a prisoner at any time but back then you had luck if not to be fixed on one of the walls or ended up at a fully occupied place. Of course, the food might have been rotten or, alternatively was delivered by the families of those prisoners for a high service fee, perhaps after some extensive bribe.

In China for example, it was very common to be in a prison for years before you even got to see a judge who letting you finally know why you ended up in such a place. Many died quickly if there were no outside help. In most cases, visitors were not allowed and if that happened often only for a few minutes, and again often against a high bribe.

One of the famous Roman prisons was the Tullianum (or Mamertime Prison) in the Forum Romanum in ancient Rome, constructed about 390 years ago. That particular prison was only for famous prisoners since Roman law did not used and recognized imprisonment itself as a punishment. But there was always a way to go around that obstacle.

Still, some where imprisoned there for years before they were executed…which was also common in medieval times or earlier. The judgement and trial process were often not transparent at all and there was no lawyer who would speak on the behalf of the accused. The judge was the solely authority in every case brought to his desk. Only the emperor could cancel the execution of prisoners and that happened not often. He was told exactly (but indirectly) which of the accused must be punished (executed) and which not.

There were however attempts made to streamline and change at times existing laws such as for Sicilian (for example by Emperor Friedrich II in 1231) and to collect them together, even if some of these laws were later changed again without the authority who ordered those collections in the first place.

But that happened years later; and even for our current laws worldwide you can say: To have right and given right are two pair of shoes.

Still, over the centuries there was further made significant progress to interpret the law now on a more evenly level. Yet, to try and to find ways to avoid the laws are many and with a top lawyer nowadays you could delay or get away with a “crime” otherwise you could not.

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