"Melted Megaliths" Amongst The Worlds Oldest Ruins?

benkostka

Jedi Master
I have an just an idea of where all the salt came from but it seams improbable. Is it possible that a massive tsunami pushed it's way up the valley and flooded the city and surrounding land? That's a ~300 km journey though.
It’s more likely the soil salinity increased from modern agricultural techniques which would destroy soil structure and then trap the salts in the top portions of the soil. If the city was set up by lizards for their workers, it’s likely they were using the same agricultural techniques then that are destroying our soils today.

Some information if you’re interested.

 

Benjamin

Dagobah Resident
It’s more likely the soil salinity increased from modern agricultural techniques which would destroy soil structure and then trap the salts in the top portions of the soil. If the city was set up by lizards for their workers, it’s likely they were using the same agricultural techniques then that are destroying our soils today.

Right. Thanks for that. That makes more sense.

Also kinda timely that this part from a Kremlin transcript showed up this afternoon:

President Putin, thank you for your condolences message. We have had devastating floods because of unprecedented torrential rains in Pakistan, which have hurt the entire country: 33 million people have been affected, 1,400 have died, and hundreds of children have died. Millions of acres of crops – rice, cotton, sugar cane – all gone. Millions of houses have been damaged, partially or completely. The Foreign Minister’s province of Sindh has been most devastated, as well as Balochistan, and then other parts of Pakistan.

In the books I mentioned, the authors talked about evidence of the city flooding several times. There was an elaborate drainage system built under the streets but that was for rain. When the system became clogged with sediment, they would have to dig up the street to unclog it, hence the reason the streets were not paved with brick. I guess when the city flooded, water would emulsify the salts in the surrounding land, flood the city, and as the water drained and the bricks dried, the salts would be left behind to slowly eat away at the brick walls and the bones covered by salty sediment. And it would make no sense to make bricks out of salty soil that would just fall apart eventually, when digging a few feet down gives you good clay.
 
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