Big Bang Theory Intro #17: Cave Face
From faces above ground last time, we switch to below ground faces this time. I’m not quite easy to know what to say though.
This is just a random cave face carving, which I can’t really say much about. The source image isn’t that much help, it just says carving of a face in the description.
So I was looking for some cave carvings, and I thought about the Mayans, who had some pretty elaborate cave carvings. They don’t really look the same though. There have been a lot of people talking about the Mayans recently because of their calendar. There are quite a few carvings of the calendar that you can find around the web. People say that it predicts the end of the world in 2012, but I’m not convinced. At any rate, that looks like a dead end anyway.
So I was wondering about some of the other cave carvings, and I remembered that there were quite a lot of carvings and statues in the Indian mountains. These are mostly statues though. Lots of them are of the Hindu Gods and Goddesses, of which there are a lot. There are at least 33 different vedas described in the Rig Veda, but some people say that there could be 330 million gods. Even others would say that 330 million was just supposed to be a impossibly large number (like a hojillion), and it really meant infinity. Again though, those statues don’t look a lot like the crude carving that you see above, in fact they are quite intricate, so I continued my search.
I hit up Google for just a random search of cave face paintings, and I found another path that I investigated in Hellfire caves in Britain. There are some strange rooms in these caves, and one of the rooms has quite a few faces carved in chalk. These look a little more like the picture above, but I think that they are probably a bit more recent, and they are in white, not the distinctive brownish rock that you see in the source picture. Some of them do look quite similar though.
I think this is the first solid picture that I just don’t have a good handle on. I kept looking for a while, but I didn’t find much else. There was one cave in Australia which had a very similar color and a face which was similar, but it looks like my search was fruitless. I may come back and try to search out the photographer of this later, to see if I can find something more.