Saturday, November 22, 2014

Skyscrapers of ancient Persopolis .

Skyscrapers of ancient Persepolis .

Andre Willers
22 Nov 2014
Synopsis :
Sophisticated hydraulics enabled elevators , which made multi-story dwellings possible . Also airconditioning , flush toilets , wash basins , etc .

1.Elevator use was limited to VIP’s only , because of security and expense . There was no general description broadcasting the rulers magnificence .
2.The buildings were all at the maximal level for hydraulic lifts . See Appendix A
3.The power came from the basements hydraulics . See exploded view below .


“Achaemenid Empire
BC).Itsancient name,Parsa,was also used for Persepolis (Parsa-the-city, not"city Of the Persians") itself.
This area, the Achaemenid heartland, comprises a series
Of northwest-southeast-orientedvalley systems and some larger intermontane plains. A series
Of dams in the area northof Pasargadae; rock-cut canals between Pasargadae and Persepolis; and sluices and extensive canals in the Persepolis plain
All attest to a massive investment
Of energyand organizational power to bring the Achaemenid heartlandundercultivation.”

The city was nestled in a cradle of hydraulic pressure . Like Hydramawt or Firuzabad .

3.Air-cooling , flat roofs and elevators .
Note that the evidence of the surviving towers and roofs show a remarkable small slope .
Rain water was thriftily collected in rooftop , tanks , then distributed as a fine spray to cool the hot summer days  . Also used for toilets .
Added by water from aquifers , but this was expensive .

4. Air-conditioning cities .
The ancients were ahead of us , only more so .
Look at the Gates . The fine water spray from the top would cool the hot air just enough to create a feeling of well-being .
They kept the effect secret . Add some scents and it becomes only too believable . Any visitor feel good without knowing why .
The PT Barnum effect .

5. Why hasn’t it been found before ?
It has , many times . It simply is swept under the carpet as not fitting the general narrative .

Major brain pathway rediscovered after century-old confusion, controversy
"It was this massive bundle of fibers, visible in every brain I examined," said Jason Yeatman, a research scientist at the University of Washington's Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences. "It seemed unlikely that I was the first to have noticed this structure; however, as far as I could tell, it was absent from the literature and from all major neuroanatomy textbooks."
It had been discovered before in 1912 by Wernicke , forgotten , and any student who did a Oliver Twist got canned . For a whole century . Ain’t science wonderful ?
7. How big must the drops be to break up and aerosol ?
The surprise is that the threshold it’s quite high :  a radius  bigger than 0.3 cm . That is a diameter of 6 mm . The drop will start fragmenting after falling about 2 cm  , then aerosol and evaporate on a hot day .
So , look for channels on top of the roof or pylons or gates with about 5 mm holes .

8. Music at certain frequencies will greatly speed up the droplet formation by disrupting the droplet .
I suspect that if you check these frequencies against typical Persian (or Middle-Eastern) music , you will find a close match . Form follows function .

9. The pipes of ice-cream .
If the owner has a yen for ice-cream , some poor slave had to play the pipe on the roof under the mist .
And you thought the Fiddler on the roof had it tough .

10 Communications :
See Appendix A .
The underground water channels made excellent secret long-distance communication systems . Every conqueror then went out of his way to destroy them  and the nexi .
Which is why Alexander destroyed Persepolis , and the Mongols wasted every quanat .

11.Cultural Terrorism as a Dominance Mechanism .
It sounds so dry . Millions of lives and dreams broken , smashed and kindled on a bonfire of the future .
It has been done deliberately on other times .
But Alexander wanted to smash the culture , and stomp on the twitching remains .
Which he did , as usual successfully .

Persepolis is still a ruin .
“No more soft mist over the pomegranate trees on the terraces .
The peaches have a sand core and pips that watch with snake-eyes.”

Business as usual in one moment .
And the next ?

Sic transit Gloria .
Don’t transit , use a  LDV .

Deliveringly Yours

Appendix A .

An excellent article ,
“Hydrological works had a significant development under the Achaemenid (550-331 BC) and Sassanid rule (224-602 AD). It
is highly possible that Mesopotamia and the Iranian plateau are the regions where several kinds of water
systems were first applied and then spread in every direction: Middle East, Kopet-Dag, Indo, Arabia, Greece
and possibly Egypt (Spooner 1974)”

This also includes Hydramawt .
Note that 70-80 feet height approached the limits of hydraulic elevators .
The surviving Persepolis pillars are of that height .

survey of historical documents and archaeological studies
Renato Sala
Laboratory of Geo-archaeology, Institute of Geology, Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan:
1 - Surface and underground water systems in history
1.1 - Surface water systems
1.2 - Underground water systems
2 – Technical and social features of the karez of the Iranian plateau
2.1 - The aquifer
2.2 - The building of a karez
2.3 - The aerial lattice of canals
2.4 - Social and cultural aspects
3 – Karez in Central Asia and Kazakhstan
4 - Karez of the Turkestan oasis (KZ)
4.1 - Historical documents and first archaeological studies: the karez of Sauran and Turkestan medieval towns
4.2 - Recent discoveries of new karez: Chernak. Babaikorgan, Karashik
4.3 - Geo-hydrological considerations concerning the karez of the Turkestan oasis


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