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Steve Clayton Wrote:
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> That is all perfectly reasonable.
>
> Ever since I came up with the explanation, that
> the Causeway was part of a Funicular system, I
> have been on the hunt for water. Yes, if you plan
> on using water as the counter weight, it would
> need to come from a higher source, or you would be
> required to tandem Shaduf the water up from the
> Nile. Giza is only a plateau from the NIle. The
> opposite side makes a transition up hill. The next
> Plateau up hill (20 miles) contains "The 6th of
> October City", named after Military Victory. If
> you Google it, you will see plenty of water. It is
> a days hike from Giza. The water table there,
> presently is only 131 ' deep, while areas closer
> to the Nile can be 300 - 500 feet deep. There is
> so much water, that the Government and many others
> now call Dreamland, New Giza, and The 6th of
> October their homes. When compared to Giza, it's
> all new with many resorts.
>
> Here is a article where Hawass, is highly
> concerned about the rising water table effecting
> monuments.
>
> Ref:
> [news.nationalgeographic.com]
> 31_020531_TVwatertable_2.html
>
> The UN is predicting Egypt will run out of water
> 2025. I personally believe Hawass, as the UN
> doesn't understand how much water is locked up in
> the mountains. It can take 10,000 years for rain
> water to seep out of the rock formations up in
> some of those hills. This is why oasis exist, and
> replenish themselves. Water has been making it's
> way down from the 6th of October Plateau, for
> thousands of years. It all downhill for water
> under the surface.
>
> Mankind finds water, and one of the very first
> things he does, is set up camp. If you do take the
> time to Google earth it, you will locate dozens of
> areas where the water just wells up out of the
> ground. Many of open water holes, have become golf
> courses, water treatment facilities, water pumping
> stations, and the like.
>
> After all of my research, I have come to
> understand, water was not an issue, though how to
> use it, and manage it ,was. All of those
> geological canvases/craters which appear dark
> black, likely contained minerals and salt. Egypt's
> main export back then. They are all around the
> Giza Plateau still being mined. Those that have
> green plant life, or have water and appear clean,
> are likely drinkable. They are everywhere. They
> also dry up and then come back, years later. When
> you find one of interest, use Googles earth time
> line, and switch to all the different Satellite
> passes.

Yes good luck on your research. Yes I'm quite familiar with the plateau I visited there three times over the years, once as an archaeologist but I concentrated on G3 which is my favourite in two other trips I spent time going around the perimeter and to the nearby areas plus a touristy trip inside G1.

Sorry for cluttering up your thread with the same old boring exchange of words with Cladking

I've seem other ideas one movable mass you could consider would be people, probably do dangerous thou!

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Giza Water Canals? 1041 Steve Clayton 18-Feb-17 05:21
Re: Giza Water Canals? 286 Steve Clayton 18-Feb-17 17:46
Re: Giza Water Canals? 390 Dr. Troglodyte 21-Feb-17 20:55
Re: Giza Water Canals? 231 Warwick 21-Feb-17 21:08
Re: Giza Water Canals? 195 cladking 21-Feb-17 21:33
Re: Giza Water Canals? 299 Dr. Troglodyte 21-Feb-17 23:16
Re: Giza Water Canals? 401 cladking 22-Feb-17 04:20
Re: Giza Water Canals? 247 Steve Clayton 22-Feb-17 15:36
Re: Giza Water Canals? 230 cladking 22-Feb-17 20:32
Re: Giza Water Canals? 293 Hanslune 22-Feb-17 21:39
Re: Giza Water Canals? 277 cladking 23-Feb-17 01:22
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Re: abstract plus. 308 cladking 24-Feb-17 21:52
One step at a time... 446 Steve Clayton 24-Feb-17 22:56
Re: One step at a time... 306 cladking 25-Feb-17 00:16
Re: One step at a time... 204 Steve Clayton 25-Feb-17 02:00
Re: Giza Water Canals? 268 Hanslune 22-Feb-17 04:27
Re: Giza Water Canals? 269 Dr. Troglodyte 22-Feb-17 15:27
Re: Giza Water Canals? 229 cladking 22-Feb-17 20:36
Re: Giza Water Canals? 244 Hanslune 22-Feb-17 21:28
Re: Giza Water Canals? 390 Steve Clayton 22-Feb-17 13:07
Re: Giza Water Canals? 512 Steve Clayton 22-Feb-17 14:11
Re: Giza Water Canals? 385 SandyJesse 26-Feb-17 00:07


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