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400 Mysterious Ancient Stone Structures Discovered in Saudi Arabia
Live Science ^ | October 17, 2017 07:02am ET | Owen Jarus,Contributor |

Posted on 10/18/2017 4:58:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Discovered mainly through satellite images, a few of the gates are actually located on the side of a volcanic dome that once spewed basaltic lava, researchers found.

The gates "are stone-built, the walls roughly made and low," David Kennedy, a professor at the University of Western Australia, wrote in a paper set to be published in the November issue of the journal Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy. The gates "appear to be the oldest man-made structures in the landscape," Kennedy noted, adding that "no obvious explanation of their purpose can be discerned."

The smallest of the gates extends about 43 feet (13 meters), while the longest is 1,699 feet (518 m) long, or longer than an NFL football field. Many have multiple stone walls that, in some instances, form a rectangular design; some of the others, called "I" type gates, have only one stone wall with heaps of stone at each end.

"Gates are found almost exclusively in bleak, inhospitable lava fields with scant water or vegetation, places seemingly amongst the most unwelcoming to our species," Kennedy wrote. Thousands of years ago, he noted, the landscape was more hospitable to human life. Other types of stone structures — such as "kites," which were used to hunt animals, and "wheels," named for their shape — have also been discovered in these lava fields.

The kites, wheels and other types of stone structures were typically found to be built on top of these gate-like walls, suggesting that the gates predate these stone structures, Kennedy said. The remains of lava flows are also sometimes found on top of the gates, indicating that the gates are also older than some of the flows, Kennedy said.

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1 posted on 10/18/2017 4:58:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


2 posted on 10/18/2017 4:58:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

looks like corrals for animals, I think . . .


3 posted on 10/18/2017 5:03:06 PM PDT by txnativegop (The political left, Mankinds intellectual hemlock)
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To: BenLurkin

the gates of King Kong?


4 posted on 10/18/2017 5:07:36 PM PDT by blueplum ( "...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)
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To: BenLurkin

And they’re near a volcano? Obviously, these are the pens where Xenu confined the Thetans before killing them.


5 posted on 10/18/2017 5:11:59 PM PDT by Flatus I. Maximus (Hillary for Prison!)
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To: BenLurkin

One said 1/5 first 1/4 mile and 12¢ per mile after. Please keep hands out
of camels rump,he won’t go any faster

Arhmed you’re gracious driver.


6 posted on 10/18/2017 5:12:30 PM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: BenLurkin

Clearly ALIENS.


7 posted on 10/18/2017 5:25:35 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: BenLurkin

I have read that Yemen which borders Saudi Arabia was once a lush, beautiful, well run country. That was before there was an Islam.


8 posted on 10/18/2017 5:26:55 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8:38-39, For I am persuaded.)
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To: Doogle

Hey, what are ya doing? Ya pervert!
You said you used the camel...
Yeah, we use it to ride in to the whore house in town!


9 posted on 10/18/2017 5:28:54 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: BenLurkin

missile silos?


10 posted on 10/18/2017 5:33:09 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicans are not born, they're excreted." -- Marcus Tillius Cicero)
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To: yarddog

Up until 5000 years ago the sahara was a vast Savannah with many lakes. The same was true of saudi arabia and much of the middle east.


11 posted on 10/18/2017 5:50:48 PM PDT by ckilmer (q e)
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To: BenLurkin

I wonder about this comment, “1,699 feet (518 m) long, or longer than an NFL football field”.

Yeah, way longer.


12 posted on 10/18/2017 5:55:27 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: ckilmer

See. Global warming. </snark>


13 posted on 10/18/2017 5:57:16 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: txnativegop

My first thought was camel pens.


14 posted on 10/18/2017 7:14:11 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: ViLaLuz

Makes sense. they are quite large, caravan route?


15 posted on 10/18/2017 7:22:10 PM PDT by txnativegop (The political left, Mankinds intellectual hemlock)
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To: BenLurkin
I have Google Earth 'zeroed in' on that area right now. So far, I haven't seen any "gates" -- BUT, I have located a "4-spoked Wheel" structure at

Latitude 24.994513°

Longitude 39.934503°

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Back to the search...

16 posted on 10/18/2017 9:28:21 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias | "Islamists": Satan's assassins | "Moderate Muslims": Useful idiots.)
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To: TXnMA

Interesting!


17 posted on 10/18/2017 9:32:41 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin; SunkenCiv; All
I've found and placemarked additional "wheel" structures -- including concentric "wheels within wheels" -- but no linear structures like the ones in the article.

However, I've also found lots of apparent modern "aimless dirt moving" -- including a 3.5 mile long curving "dirt ridge", with regularly-spaced spoil dirt dump piles aligned on top of it. Only thing I can think of is an attempt at an earthen-fill dam -- in a place with no water...

If any of you do manage to locate some of these "gates", please ping me -- and include the Google Earth coordinates. Thanks!

18 posted on 10/18/2017 10:56:51 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias | "Islamists": Satan's assassins | "Moderate Muslims": Useful idiots.)
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http://www.google.com/search?q=megaliths+in+Horn+of+Africa


19 posted on 10/18/2017 11:27:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: TXnMA; BenLurkin; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...
Thanks BenLurkin and TXnMA. There are apparently prehistoric sites of this kind stretching from Syria to Yemen, and megalithic sites are also found across the gap, in Africa (see the search link above).

20 posted on 10/18/2017 11:31:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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