T and H shaped doors, doorways, gates ?

Photo: T shaped doorway entrance into the Luxor temple with tourists inside egypt

From Lion Character in the Petrogliphs of Syuniq and the Ancient World Hamlet Martirosyan https://www.academia.edu/12277907/Lion_Character_in_the_Petrogliphs_of_Syuniq_and_the_Ancient_World <<The picture of another Egyptian hieroglyph meaning “door” also helps us to find theintermediate link for the dissemination of that form of ideography from Syunik towardsMesopotamia and Egypt. This refers to a hieroglyph in the shape of a Latin capital letterT (), which also has the meaning “door, entrance, twin frames of door” and the rw/ru reading. There is no doubt that the Egyptian hieroglyph T=rw and the Sumerian glyph T=ME are identical both in their drawing and “passage, door, gateway”, meaning. Howeverthearu reading of the Sumerian ME cuneiform sign has not yet been discovered in Sumeriansources. However if we look at it from the point of view of Armenian homonyms then theME cuneiform sign must have such a reading. The thing is that the ME cuneiform sign hasthe meaning of “underworld, bowels of the earth” (Akk. erТetu), the Armenian of which is«ar, eri/ari”; it also has the meaning of “male” (Akk. zikaru), the Armenian of which isaru“male”. In particular the latter is an exact homonym of the word aru=“aperture,opening, door” the ideograph of which is the image of a lion and it must be amongst the readings of the ME cuneiform sign meaning “aperture, door” >>


The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Many Questions, A Few Clues, Emerging Answers
The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, located 45 miles north of Silver City in the middle of the Gila Wilderness, is a unique cultural site in Southern New Mexico. Yet, despite 131 years of study and research since the great anthropologist Adolph Bandelier visited the Cliff Dwellings and the nearby TJ Ruins in 1884, and the subsequent discovery of many important clues as to its origin and abandonment, the site is still little understood, its mystery securely wrapped in the silent stones.

gila cliff dwellings new mexico

In Chaco, named for its location in Chaco Canyon, architecture was of two main types: 1) massive and magnificent Great Houses soaring up to 5 stories high, built of finely worked, thick stone masonry with unique T-shaped doors  ——————– Is the significance of the “T” shape seen in ancient stonework windows and doors throughout the Americas understood? https://www.reddit.com/r/AskAnthropology/comments/2vtoez/is_the_significance_of_the_t_shape_seen_in/

Is the significance of the "T" shape seen in ancient stonework windows and  doors throughout the Americas understood?: AskAnthropology

I visited Mesa Verde 2 summers ago and was struck by the T-shaped windows. This shape is found in many places in the Americas, including Mexico, Ecuador, and Peru. (Mesa VerdeChiapas MexicoGila National ParkChaco Canyon) There are even T-shaped doors and monuments at Göbekli Tepe but these are on the other side of the planet and thousands of years older.I was wondering if we understood what the T-shape meant to these ancient peoples and if the significance differed from place to place?

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To my knowledge no one has proposed a satisfactory explanation for the T-shaped entries in the US Southwest. It pretty much falls out of the Pueblo architectural canon after about 1300 AD though, which corresponds with a lot of changes to religious practices. Makes me think it might have some religious significance, but that is purely speculative. This book would probably be the best place to start. It may also be relevant to note that is is a particularly Pueblo architectural feature. There aren’t any Hohokam or northern Mexican sites with T-shaped doors or windows (with the important exception of Paquime in Chihuahua). Even if there are one or two I’m not aware of, it definitely isn’t a common feature of those architectural styles like it is in some Pueblo areas. As for Mesoamerican, all I know is that in the Maya case it may have something to do with the written representation of the word ” ik’ ” which means wind, breath, or life. As to your last question, odds are the significance of the shape is different in all these locations. The US Southwest and Mesoamerica have a fairly involved history together, so the T-shape might have similar origins in both places. The prevalence of the shape at Paquime and at Chacoan sites hints at this, since the religious structure of both societies is probably heavily influenced by Mesoamerican religious thought. I would doubt they have the exact same meaning though. South America is an entirely different situation, and as you point out, it isn’t limited to the New World as a meaningful architectural shape. ————————–



From Significance of the“T” Shape to the Ancient Anasazi, and Possible Connection to India
Ray Urbaniak © 2003 https://naturalfrequency.net/Solstice/Significance%20of%20the%20Detailed.pdf

( “T” & “O” Shaped Spiritual & Dimensional Portals)
It is only recently that we can see the possibility of traveling into deep space via our
engineering achievements.
This will be the fulfillment of the mankind’s dream which has persisted for thousands of
years. However, this does not mean that no one has yet wished to visit the stars. Over
thousands of years, Shamans from around the world may have developed their own
“non technical” means of travel, since technology was not an option. Those with the
spiritual Development, Wisdom, & strongest desire may have already ventured to the
stars. A space ship was not an option, so they pursued the options available to them!
Spiritual Portals & Dimensional Portals were their vehicles.3
A “T” Shaped Doorway
According to Omeakaehekatl(Erick Gonzalez), An Aj Q’ij of the Cakchikel Maya (Mexico),
“The Symbol of I’q is drawn as a “T” ,representing a doorway into the Spirit World and
other Dimensions. The “T” forms half of a cross the other half lies in the Spirit World.
The Wind Spirit, is the half of the manifestation that we cannot see in the physical
realm. Many of the Mayan Temples have doorways and windows in the shape of a “T”.
They are not only physical doorways but also spiritual doorways.
Air is the vehicle into
the Spirit that is controlled by the breath.”4
According to Alex Patterson in A Field Guide to Rock Art Symbols of the Greater
Southwest quotes on page 197, Mc Kern 1978:13,41 .. “The ‘T’ shaped doorways were
found to exclusively offer ingress and egress to and from rooms immediately adjoining
kivas and towers, or situated in towers(at Mesa Verde)(Attachment A).

In sum, there is some evidence to support an opinion that T-shaped doorways were
present only in ceremonial chambers or rooms used by shamans, priests or similar
” 5 Patterson also quotes Dipeso(7) 1974:324-325…speaking about altar
stones found at Casas Grandes(photo 6), Mexico “Two of the slabs had centrally placed
T-shaped openings through them…The resemblance in the T-shape to those of actual
doorways…suggested that these holes were possibly made as “spirit entrances”.In fact “T” shaped dwellings are also found in Mexico & Peru as well as India.


When we did reach our destination, there was at least a couple of “I” shaped
(Photo 1) which could be referred to as double “T” shapes…

Venus, Double-Diamond and "H" or "I" Petroglyphs
Venus, Double-Diamond and “H” or “I” Petroglyphs


Map of ancient Anatolia showing the locations of Luwian (Luwic)https://www.researchgate.net › figure › Map-of-ancient-A.. .
Megalithic sites with T-shaped Pillars west and east of the Euphrates River are indicated in … H“-shaped Luwian symbol is the logogram for PORTA (“gate“;

From World’s First Known Written Word at Göbekli Tepe on T-Shaped Pillar 18 Means GodManu SeyfzadehRobert Schoch
Institute for the Study of the Origins of Civilization, College of General Studies, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA https://www.scirp.org/journal/paperinformation.aspx?paperid=90367

Further supporting a linguistic connection between Luwian hieroglyphs and images at Göbekli Tepe are to date untranslated Luwian symbols resembling the T-shape iconography of Göbekli Tepe and an H-like symbol which was the Luwian word for “gate”. We conclude that the T-shaped pillars at Göbekli Tepe were in fact built and symbolically marked to represent a god, possibly a bull-associated being, which guarded the entry to the human and animal afterlife. ……. The “H”-shaped Luwian symbol is the logogram for PORTA (“gate”; Petra Goedegebuure, personal communication) and is seen in detail for example in an inscription from Arslan Tepe (Figure 10). Figure 10. Luwian rock inscription from Arslan Tepe at the Anatolian Civilizations Museum in Ankara, Turkey; circa 1100-1000 B.C.E. The “H”-shaped symbol is shown marked in red. Image courtesy of Tayfun Bilgin, https://www.hittitemonuments.com, (v. 1.61), modified.

World's First Known Written Word at Göbekli Tepe on T-Shaped Pillar 18  Means God

There are “T”-shaped Luwian symbols, the meaning of which still eludes translation. One such symbol, Laroche #457 (2) (Figure 11) shows a “T” on a steep mount. An example can be seen in situ at Sivasa (Figure 12).



Gobekli Tepe’s stone porthole, in fact (soul) GATEWAY


C O N C L U S I O N S -I dare not link Gobekli Tepe T-shaped pillars any further than with sumerian sign me::”being, divine powers”. – Hittite sign T is altar,temple. Gobekli portholes can be connected with luwian sign H :”gate”. – But further we cannot make any link between Anatolian T pillars and Egyptian gate, or much later Anasazi T-shaped doors.

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