Jonathan Chang wrote:
>     Their task was to communicate to strangers - to convey clear messages to
> all visitors who stumble upon the site within the next 10,000 years.

Assuming that these future visitors believe the pictographs, and don't
consider it merely superstitions of a primitive people ... :-)

>     In the 1800's, researchers theorized that people on Earth could
> communicate their knowledge to beings on the moon and other planets by carving
>  a Pythagorean triangle in the forests of Siberia or igniting a circle of
> flames in the Sahara desert.

A very good idea, I think, if there had been people on the Moon to
communicate with.

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believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of
the city of God!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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