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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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Aside from the suggested link with the Egyptian culture, the writings of Sanchoniatho throw further light on this apparent pre-Phoenician culture existing in the Levant during prehistoric times. Syria — Bawlbek illustrated ed. An outer podium wall, popularly known as the ‘Great Platform’, is seen by scholars as contemporary to the Roman temples.

They say hiztory Baalbek’s first city was built before the Great Flood by Cain, the son of Adam, whom God banished to the ‘land of Nod’ that lay ‘east of Eden’ for murdering his good brother Abel, and he called it after his son Enoch.

Moreover, the visible courses of smaller blocks above and to the right of the Trilithon are markedly different in shape and hsitory to baslbek smaller, more regular sized courses in the rest of the obviously Roman structure. It is 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.

Only by doing this will a much clearer picture begin to emerge. The sherd featured cuneiform letters. Terms of Use Privacy Policy.

Both visually and in legend its ruins bear the mark of the Titans, and understanding the site’s true place in history can only help us to discover the reality of this lost cyclopean age of mankind. Confounding the mystery even further is how the builders of the Trilithon managed to position these stones side by side with such precision that, according to some commentators not even a needle can be inserted between them.

He wrote in his native language, taking his information mostly from city archives and temple records.

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References to this book Caesarea Philippi: Israel and the Palestinian territories Jerusalem: Unfortunately this tells us very little about the site’s real age. Lebanon is the most ancient building in the world. The nearby Qubbat Durisa 13th-century Muslim shrine on the old road to Damascus, is built out of granite columns, apparently removed from Baalbek.

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City in Baalbek-Hermel, Lebanon. Yet following an in-depth study of the ruins, Renan came to the conclusion that the stones of the Trilithon were very possibly ‘of Phoenician origin’, 42 in other words they were a great deal older that the Roman temple complex. Under a white dome further towards town is the tomb of Kholat, daughter of Hussein and granddaughter of Ali, who died in Baalbek while Husayn’s family was being transported as prisoners to Damascus.

Architectural ornaments in the Temple of Jupiter [ citation needed ]. In my opinion, setting this story in the Nile Delta makes no sense whatever, especially as the coffin was said to have been ‘carried to Byblos by the sea’.

Retrieved from ” https: I have also added a plan, showing the present ruined state of the temples. Hisory the foundation there run three enormous passages the size of railway tunnels. Seeing them strikes a sense of awe unimaginable to the senses, for as a former Curator of Histtory at Baalbek, Michel M.

Heliopolis of the East. 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. They sit side-by-side on the fifth level of a truly cyclopean wall located beyond the western limits of the Temple of Jupiter.

In many ancient writings preserved during the early Christian era, stories concerning the Nephilimor gibborim, ‘mighty men’, of biblical tradition are confused with the legends surrounding the Titans and gigantes. As a sea-port Tartessus it is believed to have been situated on a delta of the Guadalquivir River, even histry no trace of it remains today.

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Book Tree- History – pages. If we accept for a moment that Baalbek’s Great Platform, historu perhaps even the inner podium that supports the Temple of Jupiter, might well possess a much greater antiquity than has baalbk been imagined, then what purpose might the Baalbek structure have served? Their next move would appear to suggest as much, for they decided that, instead of extending the courtyard, they would continue the existing pre-Roman temple podium behind the baaalbek end of the Temple of Jupiter.

Heliopolis was the gaalbek given to Baalbek under the Ptolemies of Egypt sometime between and BC. Their progeny, the Nephilim, were half-mortalhalf-Watcherand there is tentative evidence in the writings of Sumer and Akkad to suggest that the accounts of great battles being fought between mythical kings and demons dressed as bird-men might well preserve the distorted memories of histry conflicts between mortal armies and Nephilim-led tribes.

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Budge, The Egyptian Book of the Dead, p. It is estimated to weigh 1, tonnes 1, tons. Coelesyria[36] shows signs of almost continual habitation over the last 8— years. It lays at a raised angle – the lowest part of its base still attached to the living rock – cut and ready to be broken free and transported to its presumed destination next to the Trilithonthe name given to the three great stones in ancient times.

Elevated above the lazy town of Baalbek is one of architecture’s greatest achievements.

From Maine to the Mississippi by Yankee Girl. On its destruction by Godlegends speak of how the giant races were dispersed across the bible lands.

Every year a human head floats from Egypt to Byblos’. Alouf, made his years of research available in this heavily illustrated work. Ultimately, the site vied with Praeneste in Italy as the two largest sanctuaries in the Western world.

Indeed, it is believed that Phoenicia’s mythical history heavily influenced the development of Greek myth and legend. He also states that chief among these people was Taautus. The Temple of Bacchus.

I was therefore excited to discover that, according to Sanchoniatho, Ouranus was supposed to have ‘devised Baetulia, contriving stones that moved as having life’. Academics suggest that this inner podium, or rectangular stone platform filled level with earth, was an unfinished component of an open-air temple constructed by the Seleucid priesthoods on the existing Bronze Age tell sometime between and 63 BC.

A similar situation prevails in Egyptology, where in the late nineteenth, early twentieth centuries megalithic structures such the Valley Temple at Giza and the Osireion at Abydos were initially ascribed very early dates of construction by archaeologists before later baablek cited as contemporary to more modern structures placed in their general proximity.