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Archaeologists Photograph Mysterious Giant Stone Circles in Jordan

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posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 10:09 PM
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a reply to: Blackmarketeer

The "Azraq Wheels" are somewhat similar in some respects but they have a variety of inner partitions, are found in large groups and the largest of those is a fraction of the size of the "Big Circles" (I believe 200 feet or so in diameter). They're also built with far less precision. To me the wheels bear have an appearance that more closely resembles the baKoni ruins in South Africa:


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posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 10:54 PM
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Honestly, this could be a thread unto itself. From the paper you linked:


Thus what had remained of patches of forests since the Iron Age were all cut down to make room for the complete take-over of the natural resource by the Roman and Byzantine agromanagerial state.


How often do people hear "Roman" and think "wide-spread deforestation?" I'm guessing not that much but it makes perfect sense when you consider the Roman economy.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 01:16 AM
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The middle east is seen as a waste land, stony and desert, at one time it was wooded. Blame thousands of years of human activity AND human domestication of goats and sheep that eat every thing green that comes up.



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 02:49 AM
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In before ancient aliens claims they had large hadron colliders back then.



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 04:00 AM
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Religious connection?

Depending on how old they are, they could be representations of the Moon or the Sun.

Someone said many of these have ancient, long dried up rivers and streams that used to run through these circles...what if, on special nights, maybe the full moon, the builders dammed up one end of the river and let the water spread around the interior of the circle to a shallow depth...in the light of the full moon, the water filled disk would be like they'd captured the moon and replicated the image of the full moon on earth.

Maybe to signify and honour the rebirth or return of the brightest phase of their moon god?

Imitation is after all the sincerest form of flattery.


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posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 09:01 AM
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great pics, they are huge it's fascinating!



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 09:38 AM
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originally posted by: dr1234
In before ancient aliens claims they had large hadron colliders back then.


Mann, that's indicative of such a limited, arrogant paradigm, and it's holding us back from ascending to the fifth density and developing our latent powers, like telepathy, teleportation, tellysavalas.



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 11:00 AM
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Maybe a more simple explanation, such as the clear boundaries for land. Possibly for farming or marking territory. People are simply, we like to make it clear what land we are using, and not some ancient ritual to summon cthulhu.



posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 09:24 AM
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posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 04:41 PM
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There is some additional information in a Daily Mail article. Here's a few highlights:

A distribution map:



J9, J10, J11 and J12 are in a cluster just north of Azraq, the location of the Azraq Wheels. J9 and J10 are two of the least well formed circles and have the same Roman road running through them. This road has been dated to 208 to 210 AD from several milestones. All of the circles measure 350m (1,150 feet) or greater except J7, which is 220m to 250m (720-820 feet).
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posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 08:03 PM
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Picket line or perhaps a post road (a place where messengers could exchange ridden horses for new. Perhaps the circles were enclosures for horse grazing but they would have needed wooden posts - ie are their post holes?



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