“I'm sorry for not being clear about the origin of the mud-rock layer we see at the excavation site. To be more precise, I'll refer to it as a mud-rock "wave" and not a slide (e,g, removing the implication that gravity was necessarily the primary force).”
After Archae Solenhofen correctly pointed out that the topography of the Baalbek quarry makes this scenario an impossibility, the theory morphed from a mud slide into the MMW.
“To be clear, it may very well have been a "slide" depending on the original elevations. But for now, "wave" is the more suitable generic pending more evidence."
Origyptian isn’t being precise or clear, he’s backflipping - an art he has perfected on this board.
The impossibility of two 1000+ ton megaliths hurtling down the hill, over the quarry walls and landing neatly together can be clearly shown in the photograph below.
Next comes a very questionable statement.
“The place was demolished by a mud-rock flow that buried everything except the tip of PW. We still don't know how far down the bedrock is despite the many meters deep that have been excavated so far.
But based on the orientation/position of the three blocks that were toppled in parallel (including PW), it appears that the mud-rock wave came from the northwest. And like most catastrophic waves, the wave eventually receded somewhat, leaving behind what we see there today.”
Below is an aerial view of the direction of the MMW which defied gravity, as it originated somewhere down the valley, travelled uphill and “devastated” the “infrastructure” in the quarry.
But, he then backflips again with this :
“Those blocks had previously been erected in situ as components within the local infrastructure up there on the hill but were later toppled by a catastrophic mud-rock slide long before the Roman Empire became an entity.”
Work that one out!
“…that buried everything except the tip of PW.”
Why does Origyptian continue with this dubious claim about the Stone Of The Pregnant Woman being buried ”except for the tip,” when it’s patently obvious that it is not the case? The photographs below clearly show that the majority of SOTPW is, and has been, lying in a state of almost total exposure.
In the photograph below it can be easily seen that the SOTPW has only been partly buried and this occurred in two stages.
The following statement in reply to Archae Solenhofen is extremely questionable and is couched in such a way that the burial of the site is now deemed to be fact.
“The fact that we do not yet know what caused that flow doesn't make the physical evidence go away. Now, I'm still waiting to see if you have an alternate perspective of what caused that mud-rock layer that buried that site. Meanwhile, you still haven't chimed in with how you think that thick mud-rock layer came to inundate and bury that entire site.”
As the photograph below clearly shows, the site was never buried under tens of metres of mud conglomerate. The SOTPW is in much the same condition as it is today. Even the outline of the “newly discovered megalith” can be seen under a thin layer of loose material.
Origyptian continues with yet more guff :
“Clearly, I was talking about the 2m flow toppling the blocks and when the block toppled, the "keel" was formed by the same material that comprised the flow.”
Where is the evidence of the 2m flow? It hasn’t covered over the “newly discovered megalith.”
Is the “keel” or base really ‘formed by the same material that comprised the flow?”
The photographs below prove otherwise. The “keel” or base is obviously not comprised of the same material which “buried” the site. The trench between the “substratum” of the SOTPW is filled with loose rubble. The “keel” or base is comprised of the same material as the “substratum”. The “substratum” is limestone.
The trench and surrounding area were never buried by the Mega Mud Wave as the photographs below show. The loose material has been accumulating in the quarry from deposits further up the hill which, in places, is 100 metres higher, as well as added tailings from quarry excavations.
For centuries stone walls have been erected to prevent land slippage. The material around the megaliths is not concreted conglomerate mud-rock, but just loose earth and stones – so loose that even Santa Claus can remove it.
So, what really happened at Baalbek?