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The Canal System

Post by Fenton » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:29 am

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An introduction to The Canal System of The Star Civilisation.

The Canal System was a massive and highly integral part of the Star Civilisation.

It was the equivilent of our road system today.
It connected everything, serving at least two purposes - as a means of transport and as part of the irrigation system for their crop fields.

Many of the StarCiv's larger canals went on to became our major rivers, whilst many of the smaller canals were filled in, to be used as roads by our own societies. Many of their smaller canals still exist today - and in great abundunace in parts of the world where 'progress' has been slower to fill them in! Places like India, China and parts of the Middle East are still packed with them.
However, within Europe, The Netherlands is an excellent example of how it all may have looked, because there are so many canal systems left intact. We'll look at all these places, individually, as we develop further insights.

The StarCiv canal system is based upon a series of triangulated steps, often with slight curving at the triangular bend. The whole system has a very distinct 'aesthetic' to it. It seems that triangulation was very important to the StarCiv. They used it in their design - and structures - across the board.

In the case of the canal system, triangulation may have had something to do with the effective control of water. Imagine this - your entire civilisation depends upon water, not only to drink, but also as a means of transport, irrigation for your crops and communication. It is not beyond the realms of possibility that the StarCiv had some means of actually controlling water - they could maybe make it be 'still, unmoving' - many ancient secrets have been lost and this may be one of them!

The StarCiv built their structures, of all kinds, with longevity in mind. To this end, it also looks like the StarCiv was able to create some kind of 'cement' that imitated bedrock, which they used extensively throughout their canal system. How can we make this claim? - because we have some very interesting things to show you in the future to substantiate this.

Back to the canal system itself.

Below is an example of the triangulation to look out for. To be honest, once you get the 'feel' of it, it's pretty hard not to see it.

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(Google Earth co-ordinates for above image - 51°34'24.00" N 3°47'43.08" E)

This triangulation of the canal system is pretty much adhered to everywhere.

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The canal system was supported (and possibly controlled) by a number of auxilliary stand-alone structures which were integrated into it.
Here is an example:

52.455361, 4.660722_Zijkanaal A; North Holland_1945.jpg
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(Google Earth co-ordinates for above image - 52.455361, 4.660722)
The above picture is from aerial reconnaissance taken during the second world war (1945) and is courtesy of NCAP (https://ncap.org.uk/)

Notice the two structures that are integrated into the canal system? They were directly linked to the major canal (now called a river) and the smaller canal which they serve. We are unsure of their purpose (at the moment), but their proximity to the major canal and integration into the system as a whole makes it highly likely that they were used for a purpose.

There are an enormous number of 'footprints' left, even today, of these structures. Though most have been demolished or repurposed, the traces of them are everywhere. We'll be looking at how to find them (or their imprints) at a later stage.

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The canal system also seamlessly integrated with the port system. Bearing in mind that the world probably looked quite different (in terms of geography and geology) in the time of the StarCiv, with much of what was land now beneath water, the port systems may not have been in coastal regions in all cases. The StarCiv may have had what resembles port systems inland.

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The pic above shows what may be an inland port system - with attendant auxilliary structures, link between large and smaller canals, plus docking station. The seamlessness of how it all fits together - with the star-shaped canal section as a beautiful touch - makes it highly likely that this was all here, ready for our civilisation to move in and make use of!

We'll have a look at the port system (in more detail) in another thread.

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Re: The Canal System

Post by Fenton » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:04 pm

Here's a pic I hoped I'd find as I searched through the NCAP site -

49.539526, 8.382155_Isenach; Rheinhessen-Pfalz; Germany_1953.jpg
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49°32'10.09" N 8°22'55.22" E - Frankenthal, Germany.
(Right click image and 'view image' for full size)


It originally ran from the Star on the left (pretty much gone by the point when this pic was taken - 1954) along to the main canal on the right (out of view in this pic). It looks like this was more of a ceremonial canal, because often the larger, regular canals have flood zones either side of the canal itself - this however, has the field system running right up to the edges and illustrates nicely how the entire system of canal and field integrated and worked together. The circular additions that run along the canal also mark it out as something unusual.

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