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MMM 421: Malinalco

This is in Modern Mexico, and the majority of the ruined site was built by aztecs in the AD 1470s. It includes plentiful evidence of Aztec architecture and building techniques, as well as forensic evidence that they practiced normal Aztec religious observance in the temple area (i.e. ritual sacrifice of a living human being). But the Spanish were the bad guys, y’all.

Curiously, there appear to be older, carved-from-the-cliff ruins under/within/near the Aztec site, suggesting that they found the same “good spot” as an earlier culture and built there later, possibly even by quarrying the earlier buildings. There’s an excellent write-up of the site archeology here if you’re interested, and that’s where I excerpted most of the photos: https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-americas/megalithic-temple-malinalco-could-these-magnificent-and-complex-rock-cut-021567

Full site, artist’s depiction
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MMM 417: Daorson

This site is named for a tribe in the region contemporary to the estimated time of its construction. The first written reference to it calls it Daorsioiethnos Thrakon, and it sits in modern Bosnia-Herzegovina. The fort and acropolis are believed to date back to ~400-500 BC, and the site was destroyed or abandoned close to 100 years before Christ’s birth.

Not much left now, sadly, just some walls built to stand the test of time.

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Ya take the good

(I might be obsessed with bluegrass and pickers)

Ya take the bad

(I might love anything and everything about aliens…even if it’s corny)

Ya take ’em both and there you have….the facts…of..life

(Vintage stuff rules)

bonus interview with Billy Strings talking about his step-dad’s (he just calls him dad) guitar. You get to see what an absolute doll Billy is.

Whut?

BBF

Hello, and welcome to Big Boob Friday.

 

 

Your model for today is a sneaky one, her facebook is managed from Ukraine but her bio says she’s ‘merican.  She’s got really pretty eyes and big ol’ honkers so we’ll put her on the page and bask in the glow of Miss Louisa Khovanski.

 

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MMM 413: Huaca El Toro site

Recently made public, but dating to ~900 BC, this was once a temple of the “water cult” that was popular in this region of what is now Peru. What’s been found thus far matches architecture and pottery common to other such temples in nearby regions.

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MMM 412: Hypogeum

An underground stone temple in Malta, hewn into a natural limestone formation between 3500 and 3300 BC, believed to have been a ritual site and known to be a necropolis (remains of ~7000 individual humans have been cataloged already).  Interesting to me because it’s beautifully carved, and it’s a ritual space with no access to the sky.  No star alignment, no solstice observation, just a temple and burial site.

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MMM 411: Kailasa Temple

This is more in the “impressive feat of stone work” than in the “mysterious” category, carved out of bedrock ~700 years after the birth of Christ in the Ellora cave region of what is now India.

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MMM 410: Ballyglass Court-Tomb

Located in modern Ireland less than a mile from Ballycastle, a pair of “courts” arranged around a central tomb.  I can’t find a construction date, but it’s architecturally similar to other stone circles and dolmens dated to the ~1000-600 BC or so.

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