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Thanos 5150 wrote:

"Do you think that maybe when they gave this nice tidy impossible number of "forests stretching ten thousand leagues in every direction" that maybe this is just a figure of speech for say, "as far as the eye can see"? And of all the things in the EoG, this is what you guys focus on to show the events it speaks of are not "actual events"? Lol. Apparently you have not actually read it. And by the way, if you are going to really be so pedantic as to actually bother to calculate the dimensions you might want to use the Babylonian league and not the English league which I think is a little less than a mile.

And as it relates to the OP, again, whether or not these events actually happened is irrelevant as what we can say for sure is that the story is set in the real world speaking of real places which for the purposes of the OP the real place we are concerned with is the cedar forest of Lebanon. What it tells us about this place is that 1) it was the home of the gods 2) the dwellings of the Annunaki (a division of gods) are found there. So...regardless of whether or not the events are real we know that their perception of the forest of Lebanon was that it was the home of the gods and that it contained the dwellings of the Annunaki. As far as the cedar forests of Lebanon being the "home of the gods", many cultures beleived this including the DE so why did they think this? What could possibly be there that would give so many this idea? Hmmm.

The Bible says that Moses parted the Red Sea which for the non-religious we can be pretty sure this did not actually happen, but the Red Sea, like the cedar forest of Lebanon, is still a real place obviously. Setting these tall tales in the real world gives them a legitimacy and power that they otherwise would not have if set in mythical locations."



100% OK_
Rejecting myths as having absolutely no value because they are not 100% exact like a modern scientific research reporting is a sterile intellectual attitude leading to nowhere.
If some of you wish to remain there and not to go any further because myths are not facts, ok, please stay. Waiting "facts" to fall down from sky or miraculously emerge from ground to solve the mystery of Baalbek may take a long time.

All myths tell us that:
1_"Gods" once where on earth that they ruled.
2-They created a kind of giants beings race.
3-This seem to have been a kind of "illegal" act.
4-Semi-gods giants often had a rough and irresponsible behaviour, and their relations with ruling gods were not cool at all, as well with ordinary humans.
5-They often send themselves in "missions" were they fought and killed gardians of restricted zones, gardians always being brutal and somewhat degenerated giants.
Gilgamesh seems to be a kind of cousin of Heracles, who killed Antaeus (in Morocco) and Geryon (in Spain).

Deluges and major catastrophes wiped off the giants and their abodes. Myths tell us they are linked to stories of giants.

There are other legends telling that Baalbek was built by people of Cain, before the main deluge, then quite destroyed, and rebuilt later on by giant king Nimrod.

Gilgamesh seems to be a kind of cousin of Herakles, maybe from the same period and after the main deluge, his "deeds" could take place in between 12000 BP and dawn of historical times, say about 8000 BP.

And I am not blocked by a forest surface exact calculation to go on along the "opinion" that Baalbek site must be very, very old.

Michel Demaria (retired engineer, France)



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 20-Apr-18 13:24 by Mike D.

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Case for an Older Baalbek 1818 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 297 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 234 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 225 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 199 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 200 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 183 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 202 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 170 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 206 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 186 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 173 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 187 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 168 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 186 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 166 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 179 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 210 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 171 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 238 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 197 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
Re: Case for no King Solomon 216 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:19
Re: Case for no King Solomon 201 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 226 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 184 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 198 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 206 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
How Big Was The Forest? 197 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 23:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 185 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:58
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 185 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 16:18
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 206 MDaines 12-Apr-18 16:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 178 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:29
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 195 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 15:20
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 201 Audrey 14-Apr-18 01:57
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 230 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 04:12
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 189 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 10:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 183 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 15:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 138 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 22:13
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 169 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:45
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 174 Thunderbird 14-Apr-18 22:26
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 169 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:37
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 160 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 02:49
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 167 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 02:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 181 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 03:36
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 162 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 04:21
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 191 Barbelo 15-Apr-18 05:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 146 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 14:00
Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 199 MDaines 16-Apr-18 07:41
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 147 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 12:59
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 206 MDaines 16-Apr-18 13:30
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 184 Thanos5150 16-Apr-18 19:39
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 200 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 170 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 14:43
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 183 Mike D 20-Apr-18 13:15
Re: Did the Russians visit Baalbek? 160 Thunderbird 20-Apr-18 13:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 163 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 174 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:09
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 162 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 166 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 182 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 157 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 258 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 180 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 176 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 185 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 203 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 190 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 166 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 185 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 183 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 147 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 198 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 136 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 198 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 169 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 183 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 171 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 165 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 156 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 172 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 175 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 180 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 161 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 169 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 159 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 165 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 156 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 180 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 159 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 177 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 174 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 159 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
Re: For God's sakes Lee!... 167 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 00:15
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Re: Some Give A Shit 189 Audrey 12-Apr-18 20:42
Re: Some Give A Shit 186 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 21:43
Re: Some Give A Shit 174 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:21
Re: Some Give A Shit 163 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 00:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 171 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 176 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 219 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 175 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 182 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 168 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 207 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 03:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 177 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 227 Race Jackson 12-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 229 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 205 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 249 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 204 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 168 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 183 Manu 13-Apr-18 19:50
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 170 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 182 Manu 13-Apr-18 21:31
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