Photo: Detail from 1st century Roman Mosaic at Pompeii (House of the Physician)
Denial is not just a river in Egypt.Ă‚Â I was reminded of that little witticism this weekend. I left the downtown branch of the public library with a plan to stop by RaulĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s for a Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“super burritoĂ˘â‚¬Âť, a burrito so large that IĂ˘â‚¬â„˘ve actually had to take a nap right there under one of RaulĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s tables after polishing one off.
I was shocked to discover that RaulĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s was no longer there. It had been replaced by a new sushi place.
RaulĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s place had replaced a deli restaurant, which had in its turn replaced a pizza shop. I recall that some time ago it had been some kind of smoothie/coffee shop.
Only denial could explain why each new owner believed that his restaurant would succeed where all the others had failed-and why a bank would keep making loans at the location.
“Denial is the refusal to acknowledge the existence or severity of unpleasant external realities or internal thoughts and feelings.”(free Dictionary) Denial is the Lingua Franca of the human race and the state of denial is larger than the State of California.
When it comes to the issue of dinosaur and human co-existence, denial is also of course in operation. On the Christian side, some but not all have chosen to deny that dinosaurs even existed for fear that there existence might somehow discredit the Bible.
Materialists, rationalists, and/or Atheists similarly seek to discredit any evidence that proves or might tend to support the fact that dinosaurs and humans coexisted for fear that such proof might discredit evolutionary theory.
In this article s8int.com will once again, (as weĂ˘â‚¬â„˘ve tried to do on more than 50 pages of this section), provide visual evidence that dinosaurs and humans did in fact coexist; this time in the art of the 1st century. In this article we will seek to show that not just dinosaurs but that other fauna said by science to have become extinct millions of years ago were still living up to at least the time of the 1st century A.D.
I was in the library this week poring over literally thousands of pages of early Roman art, including the art of 1st century Pompeii. I spent this time in the library after spending weeks trying to find more copies and higher resolution photos of the pieces being presented here online.
If and when I did find them, in the great majority of cases the representations of the art had been cropped so that the Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“offending detailsĂ˘â‚¬Âť had been eliminated. Other companion works were often shown in their entirety and often in higher resolution, but these were not.
Although these art masterpieces should be easy to findĂ˘â‚¬â€ťthey are not. As you look at the evidence s8int.com presents here, remember that the keepers of the evolutionary paradigm did everything overtly or subtlety possible to keep us from seeing them. That might tend to lend them additional credibility as evidence supporting interaction since there would be no need to surpress or deny information which does not threaten the paradigm.
The Nile Mosaic of Palestrina and the hunting mosaic from the Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“House of the PhysicianĂ˘â‚¬Âť are incredible works that should be well known to the public in their entirety, but if in fact they were well known, they would be very controversial with respect to the evolutionary timeline.
What we really wonder about is; with respect to the powers that be who conspire to keep this information out of the public eye, do they themselves manage to maintain the belief that dinosaurs and man never coexistedĂ˘â‚¬â€ťor is it just the great unwashed true believers out there who have the pure religion? Is the power of denial really that strong?
What we do know is that whatever we do stumble upon here at s8int.com or whatever anyone else discovers is just the tip of the iceberg.
The Nile is not just a river in Egypt.
The Nile is the longest river in the world, stretching northwards for approximately 4,000 miles from East Africa to the Mediterranean. In addition to Egypt, it flows through the African countries of Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, DR Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia,. Nilotic art like the first century Nile Mosaic of Palestrina detailed life along the Nile.
The vast Nilotic mosaic (21.3 x 17.3 feet) set into the floor of the apsidal hall adjacent to the sanctuary of Fortuna Primigenia at Praeneste (Palestrina) provides important evidence for what Roman triumphal paintings using topographical conventions may have looked like.
On the mosaic, the Nile winds past vignettes representing exotic landscapes and settlements; the more recondite details are carefully labeled in Greek, underscoring the Alexandrian source of the genre. The precise nature of the relationship between the mosaic and cartographic practices is controversial.
Recently the Palestrina mosaic has been interpreted as an actual topographic map of the Nile: the upper part of the mosaic represents Ethiopia, the upper zone of the lower section represents Egypt, and the foreground represents the Delta, top to bottom understood as south to north, the standard convention for ancient maps.
More likely, however, the mosaic provides a large, coherent landscape composition of the Nile during the flood season, nevertheless dependent on topographical conventions”.( Meyboom )