COLUMBUS THE WORLD IS FLAT (24Feb.2009 -24 Feb. 2011)
(google : 11 Sep 2003-24Feb.2009)
This legend started seven years ago on Thursday 11 September 2003 in the evening at No. 363 Thipchang Rd. Lampang 52100, honorable guests from Chulalongkorn University recorded in my beloved field notebook kept together with my survey cabinet with the following objectives:
“The Designer Group offers to develop ceramic work by having ceramic trademark. We want to know the outstanding characteristics of Lampang so we must come to Lampang’s Prad or Wise man who knows all the history and geography. Our group wants to consider the art and culture to increase the value of merchandise that has its own identity.”
The list of the five honored guests from the Department of Industrial Design, Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University included Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pongpan Anantaworranit, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Orapin PN Dr. Oranit Panyachun, Lecturer Pattakit Komonkit (02 218 4499) and Lecturer Krittiya Chunhachewachalok (02 739 2749).
I answered the honored guests at that time that I felt shy with the word Wise man(ปราชญ์) , I would rather be called Pralard Lampang: PLLP (Lampang’s Queer Man/ประหลาดลำปาง). I like the word and searching for a good day after seven years and finally the auspicious moment armed with wise man’s information in a strange viewpoint, using the English phrase PLLP Google 24 Feb 2009,, the Thai word, Pralard Lampang Google 24 February 2552 upload to this website with the right time 24 Pralard Lampang!
Google has a moving calendar with pictures and words about Round World, Flat World. Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Rajamangkala University of Technology was the first to upload the story of the first man who knew the world was round was Pithagorus, who died around 507 BC. at the city of Meta Pondum or around 2516 years ago.
Pithagorus was the first scientist who hypothesized the theory about the round world and turned around itself including the Sun, the Moon and other planets that Cupernicus and Galileo later proved that the theory was right.
When located Pithagorus at around early Buddhist Era, I tried to look for the Greek-Indian theory at the time of .. . . .
Minander or King Milindra and Pra Nagasen debating in the issue the world floating on water.
Water situated on land and land situated on wind. Pra Naggsen demonstrated by raising a bowl of water. The bowl was land or soil raised above the wind. It was the story of the four elements: soil, water, wind and fire. I wish to bring in to help analyze the belief over 2,000 years ago of the Greek-Indian people. Greek related to Egypt.
The main issue is that the belief that the world was floating in the air but what was the characteristics of the world or the earth.
I offer the following three shapes of the world.
1. Shape like a chicken cage
2. Shape like Lampang’s Ngorb or Palm-leaf hat or LAMPANG
3. Shape like a round woven rattan ball like a Trakraw called locally “Ba tor.”
The shapes of chicken cage and Lampang’s Ngorb are like in the picture of the local handicraft shop around Wat Sri Rong Mueang, Tha krao noi Road, Sob tui Sub-district, Mueang Lampang District, and Lampang’s Ngorb in the villager’s way of life at Ban Pai pae, Mueang Mai Sub-district, Chae hom District, Lampang who have the occupation of weaving rice containers with Khum pong luang design pattern sold all around northern Thailand for over 100 years. That rice container appeared in the Karl Box’s report from Sweden who surveyed Nakhon Lampan during the period of Cho Luang (Prince) Norrananchai Chawalit in 1881.
Ngorb or Palm leaf hat from Lampang and Phrae, sister cities with joining historical legends. Paya (King) Berg Paya Bon of Khelang Lampang and Pala Nakhon Phrae wished to recite history PLLP Google 24 Feb 2009 interpret the belief of flat world to join the crowd.