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    Posted: 17-Jan-2005 at 10:49

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The Babylonians started the practice of dividing day and night into 12 parts apiece, giving us the familiar 24-hour day. They also had a sexagesimal fascination that begat 60-minute hours and 60-second minutes, albeit much later when technology permitted such fine divisions. As with most such decisions, base-60 must have made sense at the time.
The French tried and failed to rationalize timekeeping by introducing decimal time in the late 1700s, with three 10-day decades per month, two 10-hour sections per day, 100 minutes per hour, and 100 seconds per minute. Not even the Revolution could change the 12-month year and, after about 13 years of dogged effort, France rejoined the rest of the world with Babylonian standard timekeeping.

I think Babylonians were really very advanced in this subject, is it possibe that they had wrist watches?!!

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  Quote vagabond Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Jan-2005 at 11:19

Yes - absolutely - and they traded their technology with the Mediterranean basin so that they could have laptops, and cell phones as well:

http://www.allempires.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=975& PN=2

With research like this going on here, Hancock, Bauval, Menzies and Von Daniken better move over - here come Cyrus and vagabond.   We  just need to research whether they used the Atlantean crystal technology or the Alien Solar Energy Pulses?  BTW - Ladies - is that a designer outfit or of the rack? Is the handbag a genuine Gucci or a fake?

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  Quote Cornellia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Jan-2005 at 19:11

vagabond, that is definitely a designer outfit - I'm sure I saw it on the runways of Christian Lacroix and I'm willing to bet that's a real Gucci. 

Its amazing at how often we 'invent' the same things over and over.....and how those who came before us have influenced us even today.

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  Quote Infidel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Feb-2005 at 03:36

Babylonians were a great civilization! And a very intriguing one as well. It certainly was a cradle to mankind. From the mythical Babel Tower to the Suspended Gardens, the Amurabi Code and the advancements in astronomy and astrology. I always had a crush on ancient civilizations, especially those who have contributed with knowledge to mankind.

I still regret that nowadays its Iraq and not the glorious Babylon, but hey, I'm not in charge.

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  Quote Infidel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Feb-2005 at 03:39
Btw, I fancy more the name Persia than Iran, but the iranians never called their country Persia, right Cyrus? I think it's a greek name.
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Apr-2006 at 11:21

DO YOU REALLY THINK BABYLONIANS HAD CELL PHONES AND LAP TOPS? I certainly can understand the rationale of wrist watches, maybe!

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  Quote Decebal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Apr-2006 at 13:10
obviously the finer points of sarcasm are lost on you, dufus...
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  Quote Ahmed The Fighter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Apr-2006 at 13:18

 Very interesting topic as usual from you Cyrus,I think maybe but no one can precisely know that.

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  Quote Spartakus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Apr-2006 at 16:15

Originally posted by Infidel

Btw, I fancy more the name Persia than Iran, but the iranians never called their country Persia, right Cyrus? I think it's a greek name.

So what?It is more Imperial and Aristocratic than Iran...... 

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  Quote Maju Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Apr-2006 at 16:31
Where do you get the wristwatches from? I don't see them anywhere? 

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  Quote Spartakus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Apr-2006 at 16:40
Look at it's hand carefully.Near the rist.
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  Quote Maju Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Apr-2006 at 17:11
Ok it's a joke -  

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  Quote kingofmazanderan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Apr-2006 at 18:05

I believe that those things on the wrist might be either large jewels or sundials.  I lean more twords large jewels because he is wearing it on both wrists so that kinda makes no sense for a advanced people to waist there resources on two watches or sundials.

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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Apr-2006 at 07:40
Originally posted by kingofmazanderan

I believe that those things on the wrist might be either large jewels or sundials.  I lean more twords large jewels because he is wearing it on both wrists so that kinda makes no sense for a advanced people to waist there resources on two watches or sundials.

 

Good point, I think its a sundial (first mention it may be a sundial).  Notice the thing on his other wrist is shaped differently, so thats likely a bracelet. 

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  Quote marjorie100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-Oct-2011 at 09:44
The thread is quite old, but very interesting for me. Thanks for letting me know about other good stuff!
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