SH Archive Star shaped towers: what was their purpose? OP Username
Red Bird OP Date
2019-02-01 20:26:15 Reaction Score
9 Reply Count

Archive Archive
Sep 8, 2020
Reaction score

I haven't researched them extremely thoroughly, but did notice there seems to be quite an avoidance of actually calling them Star Towers:
Himalayan Towers. Interesting time and place!
  • 'These towers can be found both in cities and in uninhabited regions. They were described for the first time during the Ming dynasty(1368-1644). Carbon dating by Frederique Darragon shows they were built approximately 500-1800 years ago. Since they are generally located in prosperous villages, it is believed that their primary function was as a demonstration of a family's prestige within the community. At that time, wealth was acquired especially by the trade with the Mongols. For strength, many of the towers use a star pattern of walls as opposed to a strictly rectangular method. Heights can exceed 60 metres (200 ft).'
The following Smithsonian article has a few more interesting 'facts': They carbon dated wood, and made guesses...
  • 'Local ignorance of the towers' original purpose may trace to the area's history and geography. A millennium ago, the place was dominated by mountain tribes that, over the centuries, have maintained their isolation; in some areas they can barely speak with one another. "People in one valley usually cannot understand what is said in the next valley," says Darragon, who speaks some Mandarin Chinese and some Tibetan. She wonders if knowledge of the towers that was once passed down orally may have been lost as dialects evolved or disappeared.
  • Darragon was especially intrigued by the more than 40 roughly star-shaped towers she encountered. Some have 8 points, others 12. In both configurations, star-shaped towers are rare, scholars say. At least two others can be found in Afghanistan, including the Minaret of Bahram Shah in Ghazni. Darragon speculates that the star shape makes the Chinese structures less susceptible to tremors. "All the people I asked in the villages said the towers resist earthquakes," Darragon says. And, in fact, she found that the only towers still standing in the Kongpo area of Tibet are star-shaped, though it's certainly conceivable that those structures have survived for reasons other than their supposed earthquake resistance.'
There was also an interesting comment, below this article, stating:
  • In a Chinese documentary series, it is reported chillingly that Genghis Khan told his sons that no matter what, they should anhilate Western Xia. Most did not survive but a few managed to flee - those minyak towers were built by the survivors on the run and still being hunted and burnt out by the Mongols hunting them - they didn't give up trying to wipe out the minyaks.
  • Western Xia's culture was far more developed than the Mongols. So why does this documentary skirt the issue that these towers are the remains of an extermination of an entire kingdom? they even pursued those who fled - who does that remind you of?
  • JEng Jim Millar2 years ago
An Ancient Pages blurb states: 'The star-shaped towers have never been mentioned in centuries-old monastery documents. Furthermore, no trace of this Tibetan mystery could be found in the Chinese chronicles and other older diaries and records of Western travelers... '

Below are some images. I couldn't find many others however the articles say there are many around the area/world. I also included a modern image that came up, for Star Tower.

DuckDuckGo also brought up this article, which tweaked my conspiracy theory antennae: Star Tower Holding, based in Switzerland and London, whose saying on their start page is

Keeper of Morals. Interesting. More Builders.


Note: This OP was recovered from the Wayback Archive.
Note: Archived replies to this OP: Star shaped towers: what was their purpose?
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
KD Archive Star shaped cities, towns, and forts as evidence of the unified world of the recent past General 45
Citezenship Star Civilisation General 1
JWW427 Star Fort Compendium with Pink Floyd General 0
Silveryou Pizzighettone star city Europe 8
JWW427 The Road to the Destruction Of Star Cities General 0
JWW427 Leiden Netherlands Star City Europe 4
JWW427 Star Fort Bits and Pieces General 6
JWW427 Star Fort Lidar and cymatics General 6
JWW427 Star Forts - Ukrainian Constellation Buildings and Structures 4
WorldWar1812 Bethlehem Star, Comet or Supernova? General 4
JWW427 Star Fort McHenry North America 11
JWW427 Placa España Star City in Spain Buildings and Structures 15
JWW427 Lost Star Fort of Denmark / Siberia Europe 1
JWW427 SH Archive Star Fort Anomalies Buildings and Structures 0
JWW427 Pyramid inside a Star Fort! General 0
Archive SH Archive Cult Of Saturn The Star and The Cube Symbology 0
Archive SH Archive Gene Roddenberry - Star Trek Famous Personalities 0
Archive SH Archive Star fort origins? Buildings and Structures 0
JWW427 SH Archive Star Forts of India Buildings and Structures 0
KD Archive SH Archive Ancient Chinese Floating Death Star Ships General 0
JWW427 SH Archive Star Forts the grand tour Buildings and Structures 0
Archive SH Archive Tartarian Stone Architecture & Star Cities GROWN using Erased Technology? Buildings and Structures 0
Archive SH Archive Star Wars occult poster imagery Symbology 0
Archive SH Archive The Nazi Occult and Saturn Satanic Star Symbolism Symbology 0
JWW427 Star Fort Peschiera del Garda Europe 0
JWW427 SH Archive Star Fort Macomb Buildings and Structures 0
JWW427 Star Fort Belvoir, Israel Asia 4
JWW427 SH Archive Verdun Memorial and Star Forts Buildings and Structures 0
Timeshifter SH Archive This star is older than the Universe General 0
anotherlayer Star Fort: Zachary Taylor, Key West FL North America 0
JWW427 New Star Fort alignment video General 0
Archive Oswego, NY Star fort/mud flood North America 0
Archive SH Archive The Significance of Star Sirius in Islamic Traditions Symbology 1
KD Archive SH Archive 1687: Venetians Bombarded the Star Fortress of Parthenon in Athens Wars and Conflicts 0
Archive SH Archive Proof that the "Jewish" Star of David is a co-opted symbol, or "What are these 'star of david' doing all over 16th century Muslim architecture? Symbology 0
BStankman SH Archive Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) Movies 0
KD Archive SH Archive 1916: Five-star US Flag, or what country is this? Symbology 0
KD Archive Is this a Star Fort? Turkey, Lake Iznik. Former Nicaea. Asia 0
KD Archive SH Archive Giant crocodile shaped dragon: Rocky and Blue Mountains Mudfossils 0
KD Archive SH Archive Polish Crimea shaped one dollar coin with Elizabeth II and Niue Island General 0
KD Archive SH Archive Kulibin's egg-shaped clock presented to Catherine II in 1769 General 0
Venasen Ancient Ion Towers General 7
WorldWar1812 Middle-Age Pyramids as Granaries. Bologna Towers and Chinese Skyscrapers Buildings and Structures 7
Potato SH Archive The Round Towers of Ireland Buildings and Structures 1
KD Archive SH Archive Mandela Effect, NYC Towers and the Large Hadron Collider General 0
KD Archive SH Archive Towers of Bologna: the skyscrapers of the 12th century? Buildings and Structures 0

Similar threads

Users who are viewing this thread