posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 02:43 AM
reply to post by SLAYER69
Thank you VERY MUCH!!! Fantastic post, great to learn something new, I didn't know about the Fortress.
Let me share my thoughts:
1. I don't believe in the water channel theory. If you notice..
... the grooves are not connected to the cistern above and there's no destination cistern bellow. The way the lines end at the botton is
inconsistent with water channeling;
... The grooves' outer sides seem more worn out then the inner parts, suggesting something else;
... The high location of that cistern also suggests they needed gravity otherwise they could simply carve cisterns bellow.
I have a theory:
They could use the grooves to filter gold from debris!
A cart takes up the sand/ rocks(whatever they find gold in it..).
It's then thrown into the cistern to mix it with water.
Then they let the mix slide down the grooves where the small pieces of gold could be picked by men spread along the grooves.
That would also explain the decorative patterns.
Is it too crazy to consider?
F&S for you
edit on 23-9-2012 by LordAdef because: (no reason given)