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Audrey Wrote:
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> That is really interesting, makes everything as
> clear as mud. It's rarely as simple as we want to
> think. Whatever author you quoted sounds to be
> very thorough and obviously you haven't given
> Gilgamesh just a passing glance, you've put some
> time into researching it.

I don't know why I didn't give the link. Getting old. HERE.

I ain't no expert thats for sure, but I have had to read it, or parts of it, several times. Then I had to try and figure out the different versions to date them and it gets to be a big mess. Just understanding that is a field of study all to itself.

> 10 days with ideal conditions, as the saying goes;
> god willin' and the crik don't rise.

And that's if Humbaba don't get you first.

> For those
> like me who need visuals, about the same time to
> walk the length of the Grand Canyon. All those
> objections and calculations about the impossible
> size of the forest were kind of a waste of time.
> Often it's better to keep the mouth shut and do a
> little research first, or just ask.

Some people are just that way.

> I wanted an idea of what a cedar forest would like
> that would create such a stir in the ancients,
> found this nice
> video
of a forest up tbird's way. I didn't
> realize they were giant trees but I don't know if
> these are the same as the Lebanese cedar. In any
> case, a forest stretching for miles would have
> been an intimidating area, wouldn't want to get
> lost in it. Having been in the Redwoods I can
> understand the sense of reverence one can feel in
> a forest of giant trees.

Back in the day the cedar forest of Lebanon was much bigger. Considering the surrounding landscape of the Near East, the sight of such a magnificent forest was probably extra special.



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Case for an Older Baalbek 1660 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 261 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 210 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 193 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 173 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 167 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 158 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 178 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 146 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 170 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 161 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 148 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 164 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 144 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 164 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 142 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 148 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 181 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 146 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 212 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 173 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
Re: Case for no King Solomon 195 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:19
Re: Case for no King Solomon 178 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 205 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 158 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 177 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 181 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 164 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:58
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 169 MDaines 12-Apr-18 16:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 157 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:29
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 171 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 15:20
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 180 Audrey 14-Apr-18 01:57
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 166 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 10:25
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 132 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 02:49
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 161 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 03:36
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 130 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 04:21
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 160 Barbelo 15-Apr-18 05:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 124 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 14:00
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Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 174 MDaines 16-Apr-18 13:30
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Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 163 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 146 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 14:43
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 156 Mike D 20-Apr-18 13:15
Re: Did the Russians visit Baalbek? 135 Thunderbird 20-Apr-18 13:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 141 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 141 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 140 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 151 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 138 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 229 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 154 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 150 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 162 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 184 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 165 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 144 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 159 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 155 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 123 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 174 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 119 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 172 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 146 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 162 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 149 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 141 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 131 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 148 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 145 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 154 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 130 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 142 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 131 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 143 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 129 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 153 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 139 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 151 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 148 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 135 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
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Re: Some Give A Shit 155 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 21:43
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Re: Some Give A Shit 134 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 00:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 148 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 152 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 185 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 153 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 157 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 146 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 181 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 03:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 150 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 193 Race Jackson 12-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 188 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 177 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 215 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 176 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 144 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 162 Manu 13-Apr-18 19:50
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 149 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
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