6. Akkadian King?

Posted on Friday, January 8th, 2010

Location: Longs Peak Colorado

Kari Soller, an artist working with me on this project, is the first person to identify this image as possibly being Sargon or Naram-Sin of Akkadia. The biggest indication was the three quarter head band and then the braided beard. Naram-Sin lived from 2190-2154 BC. His life span would place him shortly after the Shan Hai Jing expedition to North America. If this geoglyph is a likeness of Naram-Sin I believe it was made as a tribute to a valued trading partner by the Chinese settlers not because of any direct control Naram-Sin had over the area. The Akkadians were great merchants as well as empire builders. By trading with the known world if not directly controlling it gave Naram-Sin the right to call himself “King of the Four Quarters.”

Image 2 of 6 in the Henriette Mertz Collection.

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by: Percy Bysshe Shelley

Published January 1818 in Sonnet Competition with Horace Smith

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear —
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.’

The Beak of the 10th Sun Raven STILL GLOWS!

Categorized as Geoglyphs/Maps, Photos

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