Forums


Go Back   The TrekEarth Forums >

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

Great macjake 2019-11-07 7:55

Hi Gert
its funny how on the main page, this photo looks like...well..NOTHING. Just a pile of stone or rocks. So it basically forces us to click on it, knowing full well there's a good story or an interesting image to be viewed when closer up.
and it is. Looking at the WS's, seeing the exteriors...how did they carve out the stone to create an exterior looking like a building...that must have taken years to do for each one. Then they create a doorway...and you enter into WHAT, a cave? I just find it so interesting. Its almost impossible for me to understand...so inside the rock faces, they had furniture, a home, a living room, bedrooms...i just don't get it. Why go through ALL this trouble when you can probably just build a damn home! haha. There must have been an easier way to live. awesome shots
cheers
Craig

  #1  
Old 11-07-2019, 04:41 PM
holmertz holmertz is online now
TE Expert
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,922
Default To macjake: not quite so

Thank you Craig,

Thumbnails are made to be clicked on. Knowing me you should know I wouldn't show just a pile of rocks.

I can't understand any better than you how they could spend so much time and work on carving out huge rooms inside the rocks, but I think the chambers behind the magnificent façades were not used for ordinary people's homes. They were probably entirely made for various ceremonial purposes, like religious matters and as the tombs of kings and queens and otherVIP's, like the Egyptian pyramids. The 30 000 or so inhabitants of the city seem to have lived in tents or simple permanent structures, which are of course long gone.

Best wishes,

Gert
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:22 AM.



Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.
explore TREKEARTH