Author: seasmith ()
Date: March 11, 2020 04:41PM
You've probably seen this image (based apparently on remote imaging satellite geology} showing the Nile flowing very near the Giza complex circa 5 kya:
The area you are looking at ~West of October 6 (built on an old oasis) is, judging from GooglePro images, littered with ancient salt pans; so there was definitely water there repeatedly in the past. Interestingly, the sub-surface water in the area is now very salty.
Thank you for your contribution. I am familiar with that map, and it was part of a discussion 1-2 years ago. Part of what was discussed, was geysers and/or artisan wells.
Cladking has his Geyser theory, and I was looking for sources of potential water on the Giza Plateau. We found no evidence (?) of either? I say that, as the Giza Plateau is riddled with underground flowing water, and there is clear evidence of that. We concluded that the close proximity of the Nile, would exert hydraulic pressure on the adjoining rock geology of faults, fissures and crevices.
Actually, there is one section I have been reviewing for possible water. It is only 6.8 miles from the Pyramids, and on (slightly) higher ground. Additionally, the Pyramids are downstream from these very large depressions. So, how did the water fill those depressions, and where did it come from? By measuring the depth, I estimate it is approx. 50 feet deep. I see no channel from the Mountains, thou I could be wrong, as time erodes much. If not, then this area was likely an artesian aquifer.
An aquifer is a geologic layer of porous and permeable material such as sand and gravel, limestone, or sandstone, through which water flows and is stored. An artesian aquifer is a confined aquifer containing groundwater under positive pressure.
The AE were renowned for their ability to dig canals, and one which is only 6.8 miles away, would not pose a difficult task.
>"The area you are looking at ~West of October 6 (built on an old oasis) is, judging from GooglePro images, littered with ancient salt pans; so there was definitely water there repeatedly in the past. Interestingly, the sub-surface water in the area is now very salty."
I was not aware, there was an old oasis there.
Yes they highly valued salt, as their main export was fish. Salt which kept the fish fresh. The large body of water seen today, (6th of October) was pumped from the Nile. Using Google Earth, and progressing backwards in time, reveals the water and town disappearing. So that, research reduces the likelihood it would have been a main source. Just the same, there are plenty of water depressions running at the base of that mountain range.
I purchased a 3D terrain map generator plugin for my Mac. It was easy to install, once you knew how. Fortunately, I found an independent video. The software came without any step by step instructions. Once I successfully create the mountain range, I will recommend it for those who may have an interest. OK, so I just wanted to do this update. Wish me luck on the terrain mapping. :) I hope to have something to show soon.