World Joins Effort to Solve City of David Mystery

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After archaeologists admitted they were completely stumped as to the meaning and function of three strange markings recently discovered during excavations near Jerusalem’s Gihon Spring (see “Strange Markings Puzzle City of David Archaeologists”), they went to the world to try to find an answer. After posting images of the strange V-shaped markings on Facebook, archaeologists working with the Ir David Foundation, which manages the City of David park, received more than 20,000 suggestions as to what the symbols might mean. Some of the more interesting comments left on the page suggested the markings could be drainage channels for ancient urinals, molds for smelting and crafting iron tools, or archaic symbols for water. Still others had more comic suggestions–that the markings were the original McDonald’s sign, or footprints from King Solomon’s dinosaur.

World Joins Effort to Solve City of David Mystery

After archaeologists admitted they were completely stumped as to the meaning and function of three strange markings recently discovered during excavations near Jerusalem’s Gihon Spring, they went to the world to try to find an answer.

 

Read more about the other interesting ideas people have about the markings.

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  • thomas says

    In Herod’s temple there were V shaped channels in the floor for the collection
    of dew for use in water ritual purification. Perhaps these were older, but similar
    in purpose.

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