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Sanctuary Aerial

Sanctuary Aerial

It was some time before the Unified Nations Archaeological Survey realised that they had already discovered the site of The Sanctuary, something simply explained by the fact that because of its strategic significance it had been used as a military base by at least ten different civilisations ranging from the Red Khmer to The Diggers and The Shining Path. It became clear that the site had not been subject to any significant glaciation of the kind that destroyed most of what is usually, if controversially, referred to as the Redeemer Period. Most of what we presume, for now, to be the original Sanctuary is buried deep under numerous layers of the societies that subsequently took over the site, themselves of vital archaeological significance. It will be many years before the painstaking work on these layers allows UNAS to examine The Sanctuary during the Redeemer period and discover to what extent, if any, the Cale texts are historically accurate. It has to be said that so far the deep layers uncovered by erosion and collapse suggest that at least some of the structures revealed have a plausible connection to buildings described there (See evidence for the existence of what may be the Rotunda outlined in the second text as a place of execution). The extraordinarily strong walls are also thought to date from The Redeemers and recently developed DRNA analysis of the granite hard mortar has indeed revealed evidence of the presence of rice flour as described in the first Cale text.

Annotated Masada Roman

Annotated Masada Roman