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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 2029 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 327 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 261 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 254 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 229 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 235 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 208 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 223 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 190 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 237 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 202 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 194 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 205 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 196 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 200 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 182 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 195 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 227 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 186 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 259 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 222 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
Re: Case for no King Solomon 242 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:19
Re: Case for no King Solomon 215 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 238 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 204 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 212 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 217 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
How Big Was The Forest? 217 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 23:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 201 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:58
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 200 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 16:18
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 197 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:29
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 210 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 15:20
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 217 Audrey 14-Apr-18 01:57
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 254 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 04:12
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 202 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 10:25
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 151 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 22:13
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 184 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:45
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Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 187 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:37
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 173 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 02:49
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 179 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 02:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 196 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 03:36
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 177 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 04:21
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 213 Barbelo 15-Apr-18 05:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 169 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 14:00
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Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 200 Thanos5150 16-Apr-18 19:39
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 219 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 188 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 14:43
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 205 Mike D 20-Apr-18 13:15
Re: Did the Russians visit Baalbek? 174 Thunderbird 20-Apr-18 13:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 174 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 192 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:09
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 175 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 180 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 198 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 172 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 271 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 191 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 194 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 202 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 216 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 206 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 180 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 198 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 158 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 211 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 211 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 187 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 200 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 189 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 180 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 172 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 188 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 201 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 174 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 183 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 169 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 178 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 174 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 193 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 175 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 191 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 193 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 176 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 189 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 194 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 235 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 182 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 194 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 219 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 264 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 219 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 201 Manu 13-Apr-18 19:50
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 189 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
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