History of Baalbek [Michel M. Alouf, Tedd St Rain] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. At one time, the worldwide fame of the ruins at Baalbek. Baalbek is an ancient Phoenician city located in what is now modern day Lebanon, north of Beirut, in the Beqaa Valley. Inhabited as early. Author: Michel M. Alouf; Category: Voyages; Length: Pages; Year:

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The giants, too, were linked with this terrible place, for they are cited by the first-century Roman writer Caius Julius Hyginus fl.

Yet when, and how, this god of corn, rain, tempest and thunder, was worshipped here is not known, even though legend asserts that Baalbek was the alleged birth-place of Baal. Negroland by Charles H.

Recent cleaning operations at the Temple of Jupiter discovered the deep trench at its edge, whose study pushed back the date of Tell Baalbek’s settlement to the PPNB Neolithic.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The ruins of Constantine ‘s basilica aloug Yet family alliances of this type can go wrong, for according to the various ancient writers on this subject, 68 after the fall of the Tower of Babel and the dispersion historh the tribes, a war broke out between Cronus and his brother Titan.

The enigma is this – although the high-tech, computer programmed jet fighters that scream through the Beqa’a Valley possess laser-guided missiles that can precision bomb to within three feet of their designated target, there is not a crane today that can even think of lifting a tonne weight, never mind a tonne weight like the stone block left in the quarry.

Lucian claimed that this once yearly event actually happened when he himself was in Byblos, for as he records, bzalbek myself saw the head in this city’. Even more extraordinary is the fact that in a limestone quarry about one quarter of a mile away from the Baalbek complex is an even larger building block. If the Great Platform, and perhaps even the inner podium, really does date to this early period, then might the fortress theory explain why its architects used such gigantic stones in its construction?

Riyaq—Homs”Al Mashriq: Jupiter was probably chosen to replace the much earlier worship of the Canaanite god Baal meaning ‘lord’ who had many characteristics in common with the Greek Zeus. Alouf, made his years of research available in this heavily illustrated It is a subject that requires much further research before any definite conclusions can be drawn, but the apparent advanced capabilities of the proposed Byblos culture allows us to perceive the antiquity of Baalbek’s Great Platform in a new light.


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One French scholar calculated that to move a tonne block, no less than 40, men would have been required, making logistics virtually inconceivable on the tiny track up to the village. Lord Rothschild Memorial Sermon by J. Baalebk how were the stone blocks lifted from the rollers to allow final positioning? Herm, The Phoenicians, p.

From the 16th century, European tourists began to visit the colossal and picturesque ruins. Wallis-Budge have seen fit to identify this place-name with a location named Byblos in the Nile Delta, even though Plutarch himself adds that wood from the pillar, which was hstory restored by Isis and given to the queen. New Dawn Magazine No.

To the south, outside the Great Court, rose the much smaller Temple of Venus as well as the lesser known Temple of the Muses. Did the whole building project have to be abandoned because the site was over-run, or at least seriously threatened, by invading forces?

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The Temple of Venus—also known as the Circular Temple or Nymphaeum [] —was added under Septimius Severus in the early 3rd century [ citation needed ] but destroyed under Constantinewho raised a basilica in its place.

It slouf feasible that, if the Watchers and Nephilim and therefore the Titans and giants are to be seen as a lost race of human beings, any presumed pre-Phoenician culture in Lebanon could not have failed to have encountered their presence in the Near East.

From Maine to the Mississippi by Yankee Girl. In the early 2nd century, Trajan added the temple’s forecourt, with porticos of pink granite shipped from Aswan at the southern end of Egypt.

The massive multi-level platform found at Baalbek, is believed by some scientists to be one of the “only” prediluvial sites that survived the flood. One of the most puzzling aspects of the ruins at Baalbek are the 1,plus ton stones which formed part of the original temple platform. The site undoubtedly possessed a very ancient sanctity; however, the architects may well have had more pressing reasons for placing it where they did.

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Charles Hapgood in his book Maps of The Ancient Sea Kings concluded that the various composite portolans, such as the Piri Reis map ofshow areas of the globe, including the Mediterranean Sea, as they appeared at least years ago.


There are also marriages, inter-marriages and incestuous relationships which produce a multitude of characters, many of whom act as symbols for the expansion of this mythical culture around the Levant and into Asia Minor modern Turkey.

Dhali Kition Larnaca Baaalbek Marion. I was therefore excited to discover that, according to Sanchoniatho, Ouranus was supposed to have ‘devised Baetulia, contriving stones that moved as having life’. Is it possible that Baalbek’s first ‘city’ was constructed, not just as a religious centrebut also as an impenetrable fortress against attacks by whatever we see as constituting the gigantes and Titans of mythology? On the basis of its similar name, several 19th-century Biblical archaeologists attempted to connect Baalbek to the ” Baalgad ” mentioned in the Hebrew Scripture ‘s Book of Joshua[29] the Baalath listed among Solomon ‘s cities in the First Book of Kings[30] [31] the Baal-hamon where he had a vineyard[32] [4] and the “Plain of Aven” in Amos.

World Heritage Alouc in Lebanon. There is no answer to this question until all baalnek evidence has been presented in respect to the construction of the Great Platform, and it is in this area histort we find some very contradictory evidence indeed.

It is a subject I am currently investigating for a future article. These are aided by groups of helpers who either mark-time or pick up wooden rollers from the rear end of the train and then place them in the path of the slow-moving procession. It consists of six mammoth stones thirty to thirty three feet in length, fourteen feet in height and ten feet in depth, 22 each an estimated tonnes in weight.

In surviving folklore from both Egypt and Palestine there are tantalizing accounts of how sound, used in association with ‘magic words’, was able to lift and move large stone blocks and statues, or open huge stone doors. Sanchoniatho, quoted by Cory.