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Quote from: SquareEarth on July 31, 2013, 01:38:46 PMCheomseongdae , or Satr-gazing Tower in Korean (Sino-Korean!） was a Korean Astronomical Observatory built by Queen Seondeok of Silla in the 600s. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CheomseongdaeLame people tried to point out it's for Astrology other than Astronomy, but I miss the days when Astronomy and Astrology was essentially one thing.RegardsChuan
QuoteHuabiao is a type of ceremonial columns used in traditional Chinese architecture. Huabiaos are traditionally erected in front of palaces and tombs. The prominence of their placement have made them one of the emblems of traditional Chinese culture.Classical texts in China attribute the beginning of the huabiao to Shun, a legendary leader traditionally dated to the 23rd-22nd century BC...The Huainanzi describes the feibangmu, literally "commentary board", as a wooden board set up on main roads to allow the people to write criticism of government policies. In the Han Dynasty, the bangmu became merely a symbol of the government's responsibility to the people. These were erected near bridges, palaces, city gates and tombs; the name huabiao arose during this time.
Quote from: Figleaf on August 02, 2013, 08:00:02 PMHere is the huabiao on Tienanmen that apparently served as an example. There are amazing similarities between the huabiao and totem poles. This picture goes with reply 65.Peter