The archeologist frowned down at the dome. Applying logic, he'd guess that pressing the two buttons that, together, stood for 'doorway' and the one that meant 'access' would open the door, but could he really be sure of anything? Should he just wait and hope that his teammates would find him? This room was not very big, so if it was airtight, it wouldn't be all that long before he'd run out of breathable air. If he waited too long in the hopes that his team would find him, he might not have enough time to figure out how to get out using the pedestal if his guess proved to be incorrect.
Daniel decided that his best course of action would be to try what he thought might work. He recalled the sentence structure of the Furling text on Heliopolis and decided that pressing the symbol for 'access' first, then the two for 'doorway' would be his best bet.
Taking a deep breath, Daniel pushed the first button. When nothing happened, he laid his fingers on the two that combined to mean 'doorway' and pushed them at the same time.
What happened next was not at all what he was expecting. The top of the dome abruptly slid open, revealing a large blue orb, which began to rise from the pedestal.
Thinking that the choice he'd made had most definitely been the wrong one, Daniel began backing up only to come up against something hard, unyielding . . . and invisible. He was trapped inside some kind of force field.
An ominous hum turned his gaze back to the orb. It had begun to glow, growing progressively brighter as the hum grew louder. It soon grew too bright to look at without squinting.
In the instant before the light flashed outward, engulfing Daniel, the thought went through his mind that it would have been nice to know what Goa'uld had lived in the place where he was about to die.
When Daniel didn't die, he breathed a sigh of relief, letting out another one when the door opened. He wasted no time exiting the room. He came to a dead stop when it dawned on him that the hole in the roof was gone, and the place was now in a whole lot better shape than it was before he entered that room. And then he heard something, voices coming from outside, some of which he could have sworn were children.
Cautiously, Daniel approached the doorway leading to the outside. When he got there, his mouth fell open. What had been an uninhabited valley was now populated with people dressed in clothing dating back to the Roman era. There were also houses, livestock and even a couple of dogs within sight. Rising in the distance was the great city through which he'd walked less than an hour ago, a city that was now whole and undamaged.
Thinking that he must be hallucinating or dreaming this, Daniel exited the ruins. Two children playing a few yards away saw him and ran away. A woman gathering wild grain began staring at him.
"Um . . . hello," he said. Receiving no reaction except a look of incomprehension, Daniel decided to try Goa'uld. His greeting was not returned, but he could tell that the woman had understood. She cautiously moved away from him, heading for the road, which now appeared to be in perfect condition.
I can't really explain why you saw something different, unless there was some weird glitch in the server when the page was loaded that caused the data to get scrambled, resulting in the text getting jumbled. I don't know if such a thing is even possible. *shrug* I'd suggest that you go back to the page, hit Shift-Refresh/Reload to make sure that you're not loading the page from the cache, then take a look again.
P.S. It's nice to know that you're still alive. I'm not sure I can say the same thing about my fanfic muse.