posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 12:08 AM
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by intrptr
Could be. I tried to point out in the OP that it probably had many uses over it's history. That sure could be one Now, how do the vertical square cut
out carvings around the base apply to that idea?
I was going to cover that but wanted to wait and see what others thought of the idea. Look at these photos you brought.
From this angle it appears
to me to be a trickle down from above. In line "boxes" and "channels" all the way to the bottom where rivulets
are carved in the rock side by side. In the top pic there appears to be a walkway ramp (center photo) and pathways from that to the left and right.
Each row of boxes or channels is aligned above and below the next "step" all the way to the top like a stairway?
So I am ass/u/me-ing that that is some kind of run off control for each of the channels to the bottom of the picture. Surely it is missing pieces
(like funnels or gates) and has become very weathered over the centuries. It is out of tune. I wonder what would happen if you carried a bucket of
water to the top and poured it down some of those tracks?
About these cutouts or "boxes".
Now I am going to go way out there. The large "boxes" appear to be undercut. They look like "blackened" at the bottom and blanched above... could
that have been a place to catch water in containers of some sort and heat it with fires? For hot running water? I know, I know. But explain the
blackened base and the "steam cleaned" appearance in those nooks. Who knows? Each rivulet could have been designed to send water to the dwellings
right below them. Today this matrix of complex water channeling would be a manifold of plumbing pipe branching out underground to each house in your
Don't really know either way about all that, just grimacing at the photos, trying to see the "practical" application they must have had in mind.
The only other thing I came up with was those nooks were for their deceased. Like a cemetery. The big ones for their dead, buried "standing up" and
the small nooks for containers of ashes? Then there are tiers or places for coffins all the way up. But I don't know about that. That seems less