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I agree with Laird Scranton that the 'hand bag' looking objects have cosmological symbolism..They have nothing to do with the Assyrian lion or duck weights found at Nimrud that you believe..

One frequent topic of speculation in the field of Ancient Mysteries centers a set of enigmatic images and objects that outwardly look like modern-day handbags. They take a variety of different forms that include petroglyphs, incised carvings, and actual stone objects, and have been found in such diverse locales as Turkey, Iran, India, Egypt, Central America, and New Zealand, among cultures ranging from the Sumerians and Egyptians to the Olmecs and the Maori. Likewise they appear in archaeological contexts that pertain to a wide range of historical eras, appearing soon after the end of the last Ice Age.

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And I realize you think it is funny that I even started this thread but I believe the significance is so much more than you suggest..

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Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 6927 dmatherly 03-Jan-17 22:55
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 1090 Harte 03-Jan-17 23:29
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' measures of weight 862 molder 04-Jan-17 07:02
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 823 ldennyjr 04-Jan-17 17:56
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 808 dmatherly 04-Jan-17 18:25
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 693 ldennyjr 04-Jan-17 19:47
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 814 eyeofhorus33 04-Jan-17 20:45
Bag? More like a fish! 700 greengirl5 05-Jan-17 01:53
Olmec Monument 19-La Venta 5436 dmatherly 04-Jan-17 18:22
Re: Olmec Monument 19-La Venta 723 molder 05-Jan-17 10:41
Re: Olmec Monument 19-La Venta 701 Huub 05-Jan-17 14:08
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 677 dmatherly 04-Jan-17 18:28
Weight (and wristwatch lol) 815 eyeofhorus33 04-Jan-17 18:48
Re: Weight (and wristwatch lol) 760 dmatherly 04-Jan-17 19:53
Re: Weight (and wristwatch lol) 615 randompHactor 04-Jan-17 19:55
Re: Weight (and wristwatch lol) 517 dmatherly 04-Jan-17 20:06
Re: Weight (and wristwatch lol) 1345 dmatherly 04-Jan-17 20:20
Re: Weight (and wristwatch lol) 621 eyeofhorus33 04-Jan-17 20:33
Re: Weight (and wristwatch lol) 523 dmatherly 04-Jan-17 21:43
Re: Weight (and wristwatch lol) 554 eyeofhorus33 05-Jan-17 17:38
Re: Weight (and wristwatch lol) 563 dmatherly 05-Jan-17 17:51
Eleven petals on wristwatch 652 greengirl5 05-Jan-17 01:48
Re: Weight (and wristwatch lol) 638 greengirl5 04-Jan-17 20:57
Ancient symbolism of the pine cone (pineal gland) 2223 dmatherly 04-Jan-17 20:03
Re: Ancient symbolism of the pine cone (pineal gland) 703 Eddie Larry 04-Jan-17 22:53
Re: Ancient symbolism of the pine cone (pineal gland) 637 dmatherly 05-Jan-17 02:21
Wonderful! 655 greengirl5 05-Jan-17 02:15
Re: Wonderful! 560 ldennyjr 05-Jan-17 15:09
Mystery solved so early in the year! 718 greengirl5 04-Jan-17 21:43
Re: Mystery solved so early in the year! 746 dmatherly 04-Jan-17 21:48
Re: Mystery solved so early in the year! 588 greengirl5 05-Jan-17 01:35
Re: Mystery solved so early in the year! 598 greengirl5 05-Jan-17 01:45
Re: Mystery solved so early in the year! 553 greengirl5 05-Jan-17 02:06
It is getting VERY interesting 688 greengirl5 05-Jan-17 03:23
Re: It is getting VERY interesting 604 molder 05-Jan-17 04:25
Re: It is getting VERY interesting 617 dmatherly 05-Jan-17 17:10
Re: It is getting VERY interesting 594 Brian Patterson 05-Jan-17 17:35
Re: It is getting VERY interesting 598 dmatherly 05-Jan-17 18:37
Re: It is getting VERY interesting 574 Brian Patterson 05-Jan-17 18:42
Re: It is getting VERY interesting 602 greengirl5 05-Jan-17 23:13
Re: It is getting VERY interesting 581 dmatherly 05-Jan-17 21:01
Re: It is getting VERY interesting 536 greengirl5 05-Jan-17 23:21
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 1092 Thanos5150 05-Jan-17 23:01
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 581 Brian Patterson 05-Jan-17 23:19
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 487 greengirl5 05-Jan-17 23:28
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 582 Brian Patterson 05-Jan-17 23:44
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 632 Thanos5150 05-Jan-17 23:50
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 644 Brian Patterson 06-Jan-17 00:13
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 664 Thanos5150 06-Jan-17 01:39
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 589 dmatherly 06-Jan-17 02:46
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 702 dmatherly 06-Jan-17 02:40
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 565 dmatherly 06-Jan-17 02:33
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 671 dmatherly 06-Jan-17 04:03
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 769 Thanos5150 06-Jan-17 05:47
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 574 molder 06-Jan-17 10:36
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 564 dmatherly 06-Jan-17 14:33
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 569 Thanos5150 06-Jan-17 18:03
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 538 Harte 12-Jan-17 01:28
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 589 dmatherly 12-Jan-17 03:42
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 539 Step Sideways 18-Jan-17 05:19
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 577 molder 18-Jan-17 12:00
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 650 ldennyjr 18-Jan-17 16:38


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