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Barbelo Wrote:
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> There are some board members who try to remain
> evidence based. Attempting to weave in an
> allegorical tale into archaeological research will
> always raise eyebrows.

That's quite a convoluted sentence.
By classifying Gilgamesh as allegorical you attempt to invalidate all information it contains. You tell us that archaeology, not being a science, has no interest in ancient tales? Apparently we should be conscious of raised eyebrows, and not historical data.

> The ruins at Baalbek may well be older than Roman
> times, and most probably are, but I doubt that you
> will get much traction through any reliance on the
> Epic of Gilgamesh as source material. Separating
> the two topics would lead to more serious and
> worthwhile discussions.

He is not relying on Gilgamesh. Jesus Christ people, he's using more than 3 different sources.

By separating the two topics, which two are you referring too? I assume one is mythology. The other being archaeology maybe?

Do you mean separate in a similar manner as the Turin Canon has been separated from physical evidence?
The first two columns of Turin deal with gods and fantastically long time spans. Those columns have been 'separated' from the rest of the canon so to give validity to the so-called king's list that Egyptology relies heavily on.
A historical document, the Turin is the almost the sole source for the king's list. Yet it begins as a mythical accounting of gods. According to you, it should be separated.

I would have to call your separation - selective. Separate what is acceptable. Gilgamesh's story of a great flood is not acceptable because it contradicts evolution. No? Isn't this what is at the heart of everyone's objection to Gilgamesh?

What would we know of history without the texts? What would we know if all we had was what archaeologists have dug up? Not very much. There are not two topics as you say. History is one topic, it includes artifacts and texts.

He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions - Confucius

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Case for an Older Baalbek 1877 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 310 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 243 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 233 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 207 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 215 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 208 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 178 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 222 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 182 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 194 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 185 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 193 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 173 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 184 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 215 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 178 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 249 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 211 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
Re: Case for no King Solomon 232 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:19
Re: Case for no King Solomon 207 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 231 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 193 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 203 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 212 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
How Big Was The Forest? 207 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 23:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 191 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:58
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 190 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 16:18
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 215 MDaines 12-Apr-18 16:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 188 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:29
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 199 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 15:20
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 210 Audrey 14-Apr-18 01:57
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 244 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 04:12
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 194 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 10:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 193 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 15:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 144 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 22:13
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 176 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:45
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 180 Thunderbird 14-Apr-18 22:26
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 178 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:37
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 165 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 02:49
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 172 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 02:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 186 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 03:36
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 172 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 04:21
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 202 Barbelo 15-Apr-18 05:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 155 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 14:00
Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 208 MDaines 16-Apr-18 07:41
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 158 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 12:59
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 217 MDaines 16-Apr-18 13:30
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 192 Thanos5150 16-Apr-18 19:39
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 210 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 179 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 14:43
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 193 Mike D 20-Apr-18 13:15
Re: Did the Russians visit Baalbek? 166 Thunderbird 20-Apr-18 13:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 167 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 181 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:09
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 172 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 173 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 188 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 165 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 266 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 183 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 186 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 194 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 208 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 195 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 174 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 191 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 153 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 207 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 139 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 205 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 178 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 191 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 181 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 173 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 164 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 181 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 186 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 168 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 176 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 164 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 169 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 165 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 186 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 164 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 182 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 184 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 166 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
Re: For God's sakes Lee!... 175 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 00:15
Some Give A Shit 225 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 05:11
Re: Some Give A Shit 230 MDaines 12-Apr-18 07:48
Re: Some Give A Shit 196 Audrey 12-Apr-18 20:42
Re: Some Give A Shit 196 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 21:43
Re: Some Give A Shit 179 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:21
Re: Some Give A Shit 169 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 00:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 180 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 185 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 225 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 181 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 191 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 173 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 211 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 03:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 184 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 234 Race Jackson 12-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 235 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 210 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 255 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 209 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 183 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Manu 13-Apr-18 19:50
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 180 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 190 Manu 13-Apr-18 21:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 188 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 20:26


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