On the Ancient Amazon River Civilization

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The Amazon River is the largest river in the world by volume, with water coming from both southern and northern hemispheres. According to many media reports, the Amazon basin was once home to an ancient civilization.

According to reports, pre-viously people have always thought that there were only primeval forests in the west of Brazil. However, now there is growing evidence showing that there were human activities there before. Researchers have found a network of residences connected by roads, with a large street market in the center of this ancient neighborhood. Some artifacts reveal that the people there developed agriculture, cleared open spaces, and likely set up fish farms. Researchers said that similar to the relics from ancient Greek civilization, these residences by the Amazon were surrounded by thick structures like city walls.

However, today this once prosperous region has been reclaimed by uninhabited forest.

Twenty-first century people are mainly concerned with pursuing an easy and comfortable life, without thinking much about the passage of history. After experiencing the many vicissitudes of life, the civilization along the Amazon River disappeared, the Mayan civilization disappeared, and those ancient Central Asian civilizations such as Loulan (also called Kroran or Kroranyina, a 2nd century city-kingdom along the ancient Silk Road in what is today part of China’s Xinjiang Province, now completely buried by desert) and Dunhuang (another major ancient Silk Road city located at the junction between the Northern and Southern Silk Roads during the Han and Tang dynasties, a major point of trade between China and the West) also disappeared. What are left today are forests, deserts, and legends…

When a calamity strikes, when faced with earthquakes, tsunamis, and epidemics, we start to realize our human abilities are so insignificant. Certainly, from the legends and prophesies, it can be seen that a society is gradually approaching a dangerous crevasse whenever people in that society will stop at nothing to fight with each other for personal gain using any means; you can imagine what people would be facing when they neglect compassion and give up basic morality.

In this busy world, could you calm down to think about what is most precious in your life?

Maybe heaven would give man chances and reveal to you the answer. When we search with our conscience, we may find the answer quickly.

由亞馬遜河古文明所想到的

亞馬遜河是世界上水流量最大的河流,其水源來自於南、北兩個半球。據多家媒體報導,在如今荒蕪的亞馬遜河盆地,曾經是具有城市文明的人類聚居地。

報導中說,在巴西的西部一些地方,人們過去認為那裡一直是原始森林,但現在有證據表明那裡曾有很多的人類活動。研究人員發現了網格狀的居住群,中間有道路連接,而且附近還有大的集市並與各個居住群相通。有跡象顯示,當時的人們發展農業,治理沼澤地,可能還有漁場。研究人員表示,就像古希臘文明遺跡一樣,這些居住區都有厚厚的類似城牆的結構。

而如今,昔日的繁華不再,取而代之的是荒蕪人煙的森林。

生活在21世紀的今天,人們往往沉醉於物質享受,很少去考慮逝去的歷史。在滄桑的歲月中,亞馬遜河文明沒有了、瑪雅文明沒有了,樓蘭古國、敦煌等歐亞古文明也消失了,留下的只是森林、黃沙,以及寂靜的風中傳來對遠古的訴說……

當災禍來臨時,面對地震、海嘯、瘟疫,我們才又意識到人類能力的渺小。的確如此,從歷次文明流傳下來的傳說、預言中不難看到,當人與人之間為了利益爭奪不擇手段時,就在一步步的滑向危險邊緣;當善良不被重視、道德底線崩潰時,面臨著的將是甚麼呢?

在這紛繁的世界中,靜下心來想一想,生命中最珍貴的,是甚麼呢?

也許上天會給人機會,指出一條路來。當我們用良心去找尋時,答案也許並不遠。

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