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JERUSALEM (AP) — Mysterious stone carvings made thousands of years ago and recently uncovered in an excavation underneath Jerusalem have archaeologists stumped.
Israeli diggers who uncovered a complex of rooms carved into the bedrock in the oldest section of the city recently found the markings: Three "V'' shapes cut next to each other into the limestone floor of one of the rooms, about 2 inches (5 centimeters) deep and 20 inches (50 centimeters) long. There were no finds to offer any clues pointing to the identity of who made them or what purpose they served.
Originally posted by Maxmars
I love a good mystery.
This is really news to me.
Carvings that old raise many questions.
The first thing I thought of was 'grooves' for holding some kind of upright structure....
I know many will have better guesses that that!
Originally posted by K1771gnorance
To me, those don't look like they are symbols or anything. They look like they served some mechanical function.
Originally posted by Wildmanimal
Those appear to not markings per say, but funtional. For instance molds for pouring liquid metal
into. Could also be to hold the alignment of a working structure in place. Such as to keep a primitive machine
from moving around during usage.