Hajar el Hibla, the stone of the Pregnant woman,
the oldest surviving ceremonial astronomical instrument in the world www.hibla.com/hibla/index.htm
Hajar el Hibla is orientated towards the rising solstice sun. It would be a pathway for the suns return. This photo would have been taken at about midday.
This image shows the alignment of the Hibla stone with the hill.
The impact of the sun rising over the hill and the stone looking as if it were the pathway for the return of the warmer weather must have been amazing . To help visualize it I made a wooden model of Hajar el Hibla
I can imagine a priest climbing the stone at dawn and asking the sun to come back and warm the land.
The Hibla Stone is 14' across so my little Blue-Tack man must be one of the race of Giants sometimes credited with moving Hajar el Hibla's sibling stones up the hill to where they are now, part of the foundations of the Roman Temple to Jupiter.
Reference: Hibla: the name: the Stone.
Hajar el Hibla, the Stone of the Pregnant Woman
There is a huge cut Stone in Lebanon near Baalbek, in the fertile Beka'a which is truly magickal.
It may be one of oldest surviving ceremonial astronomical instruments in the world.
It is truly huge: it is the largest cut stone in the world, 16' x 14' x 67' and weighs over 1000 tons.
The Beka'a (Beqa'a) valley lies between the Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon mountain ranges and is irrigated by the headwaters of the rivers Leontes and Orontes. (Lîþânî and Asi.)
This was a in a land of plenty and a natural place of settlement for the groupings of man. It was the land of the Sun with water. The power and the fecundity enabled them to thrive.
When Gertrude Bell visited in June 1900 she described "the valleys, near the streams, ... lined with the deepest thickest vegetation, poplars vines and corn and every sort of fruit tree; the villages well built, clean, prosperous..."
The earliest god I have found associated with Baalbek is the Syrian Baal-Hadad (Lord Hadad) after whom the city of Baalbek was named.
It was believed that Baal interceded with EL the god of the sun who rose each morning to warm the land. Baal-Hadad was the Syrian god of Thunder Tempest and Torrential rains which of course fed the rivers.
The land of the Beka'a had/has magical properties. It watered itself. The two rivers which start here sort of soak into the ground naturally watering the land giving it fertility.
The Greeks replaced Baal-Hadad and El with Zeus and Helios and renamed Baal-bek Heliopolis.
Other myth tells us that Adam's son Cane lost it here in year 133 of the creation, and built Baalbek during a fit of raving madness
In the lack of reliable history or archeology all we can do is examine what we see in the context of known belief.
Canaanite myth/religion is of death and resurrection.
The remains of the Roman sanctuary of Jupiter Heliopolitan are just up the hill built on foundations of earlier times. No one really knows how early. There is no real history from these times only myth and countermyth.
The name, Baalbek records the town's association with the worship of Baal, a local sun deity whom the ancient Greeks identified with their sun god, Helios.
The Greeks and Romans called the town Heliopolis, "City of the Sun."
Once a splendid city, it is famous now for the imposing ruins of ancient temples
Baalbek is at the roof of the world where two rivers , the Lîþânî and Asi rivers. meet.
The place evokes obvious symbolism. Water and earth with sun are the substance of life and fertility.
This was an ideal place of for human occupation. The rivers naturally irrigate the valley. There is known evidence that there was human occupation over 6000 years ago. The climate is bracing with cold winters including snow and warm summers.
Baalbek is a place of obliterated history. At one time it ranked as one of the biggest Roman cities in Syria. The myths have been rewritten by the Greeks, the Romans, the Christians and the Arabs. There is little archaeological evidence to explain the origin of the site. There has been little excavation. However, there is definite evidence of human life back in the Early Bronze age (2900-2300 B.C) (Friedrich Ragette, Baalbek, p16) This was found under the Great Court of the Roman Temple of Jupiter.
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With the help of a tour guide, U.S. Army soldiers explore what is thought to be the biblical home of Abraham among ruins discovered near the Great Ziggurat of Ur close to Contingency Operating Base, Adder, Iraq, Nov. 21, 2009.The Sumerians built the Ziggurat of Ur to honor their moon god, Nanna. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Armored Division's 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army Spc. Shane P.S. Begg
In Irak zal genoeg te vinden zijn geweest voor de Amerikanen vermoed ik.
Ik zag vanavond een stuk op tv te kijken waarin men vertelde dat de Amerikanen na het bevrijden van Europa alle relikwieën die Hitler en de zijnen te pakken hadden mee naar Amerika hebben genomen om o.a. te onderzoeken.
Het stukje ging voornamelijk over de speer die Jezus zou hebben doorboord, het origineel zou nog in de USofA zijn en de namaakt ligt dan nu in Wenen. Het origineel met nog andere relikwieën zou dan in area 51 kunnen liggen.