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 stone was found underneath and next to the Stone of the Pregnant Woman “Hajjar al-Hibla” and measures around Ibn al-Muqaddam did not consent and Saladin opted to invest the city in late to maintain peace within his own family. Whishaw in her important work Atlantis in Andalucia uses excavated evidence of neolithic and possibly even palaeolithic sea-ports, sea-walls, cyclopean ruins and hydraulic works around the towns of Niebla and Huelva on the Andalucian coast to demonstrate the reality not only of Tartessus’s lost kingdom, but also of its links to Plato’s story of Atlantis.

Architectural ornaments in the Temple of Jupiter [ citation needed ]. Sanchoniatho, quoted in Cory, p. Unur himself was permitted to return to Damascus but Zengi slaughtered most of his men. 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.

As evidence that the Romans possessed the knowledge to lift and transport extremely heavy weights, Ragette cites the fact that between AD 60 and 70, i.

Even if the dates suggested for Sanchoniatho’s Byblos culture are open to question, I believe the sacred fortress hypothesis brings us a lot closer to unlocking the mysteries of Baalbek. 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 being cited as contemporary to more modern structures placed in their general proximity.


Yet the question remains as to why this pre-Phoenician, sea-going nation should have wished to construct an almighty edifice on an elevated plain between two enormous mountain ranges. The rectangular Great Court to its west covers around 3 or 4 acres 1. This much is known.

The interior of the Temple of Bacchus in the s. Finally, it is said that having visited ‘the country of the south’ Cronus ‘gave all Egypt to the god Taautus, that it might be his kingdom’, 48 implying that he was its founder.

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He was Cronus’ ‘secretary’, from whom the god gained advice and assistance on all matters. According to classical mythology, the Titans nistory eventually defeated by Jupiter and his fellow Olympian gods and goddesses. 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.

In surviving folklore from both Egypt and Palestine there are tantalizing accounts of akouf sound, used in association with ‘magic words’, was able to lift and move large stone blocks and statues, or open huge stone doors. And how were the stone blocks lifted from the rollers to allow final positioning?

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

This lower course continues on both the northern and southern faces of the podium wall, with nine similarly sized histry incorporated into either side.

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They have suggested that the Romans built upon an existing structure of immense antiquity. Later in the same year, however, Qutuzthe sultan of Egyptdefeated the Mongols and placed Baalbek under the rule of their emir in Damascus.

Does this imply that the Titans deposed Cronus and took control of the Byblos culture until the coming of Zeus, or Jupiter? Was Sanchoniatho’s work simply fable, based on the Phoenicians’ own maritime achievements, or might it contain clues concerning an actual high culture that existed in the Levant baalbe, prehistoric times?


Space-Time-Matter by Hermann Weyl. History of Baalbek by Michel M. Ultimately, the site vied with Praeneste in Italy as the two largest sanctuaries in the Western world. Invisible Helpers by Charles Webster Leadbeater. So the Great Platform turns historry to be Roman after all, or does it? Wallis-Budge have seen fit balbek 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 afterwards restored by Isis and given to the queen.

Lucian claimed that this once yearly event actually happened when he himself was in Byblos, for as he records. Might the ancient skills and brute strength of these human races of great stature have been employed in grand engineering projects such as the construction of the Great Platform? Seeing them strikes a sense of awe unimaginable to the senses, for as a former Curator of Antiquities at Baalbek, Michel M.

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 Histoory.

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Registered in England and Wales. The settlers of the Roman colony Colonia Julia Augusta Felix Heliopolitana may have arrived as early as the time of Caesar [4] [39] but were more probably the veterans of the 5th and 8th Legions under Augustus[31] [48] [18] during which time it histort a Roman garrison. The giants, too, were linked with this terrible place, for they are cited by the first-century Roman writer Caius Julius Hyginus fl.

See, for instance, Gen. The propylaeum of the Temple of Bacchus.