Temple mount in Jerusalem - one of the most honoured places all over the world with very old story. Once it was called as Moria mount. Abraham had come to it to sacrifice his son Itshak, Jacob had a dream on it about a stairway leaving into heaven, Judaic king David wished to build on it a temple and, in the long run, it was raised by his son and heir - Solomon. This dazzling facility (structure) was detailed described in the Tanakh (The book of Mlahim Kingdom I, chapters 6-7). There remains nothing from the Temple of Solomon. It had been destroyed by the babylonian tsar Nabuchodonosor in 586 BC.
In 70 years construction of the second small temple started which had been defiled and plundered in II century AD by Hellene.
In I century BC the complete reconstruction of the temple was started by Herod. The exterior wall of the temple of Herod surrounded the mount and had 500 m in length and 250 m widthway. On the levelled internal space there was a collonnade from more than 1000 huge columns which environed an inner temple from white-blue marble, topped by gold roof. The temple of Herod was detailed enough described in the Talmudical tract "Minot" and by Joseph Flaviem (I century AD).
The temple of Herod differed from pagan and Christian temples by a complete contrast (opposition, read about the connection of religion of sun gods with Christianity here and here). If people entered in the first from the West and directed their faces toward the East, people entered in the temple of Herod from the East and directed their faces to the West where in the depth of the temple there was the Holy of Holies. In the Temple of Solomon it was Kovcheg of the Covenant with 10 precepts (rules), in the Second Temple there was only a bare rock there, but it is considered, it was the place through which the Spirit Ghost diffuses the blessing for the whole world.
The facts mentioned above testifies that kings David, and Solomon, and Herod were rather admirers of the moon gods (though not all agree with it) while Jesus Christ was the bright representative of the sun gods. Read my works "Yahweh (Jahveh) and Huitzilopochtli - who are they? Reflections on the similarity of outcomes of Jews and Aztecs and nature of gods who guided them", "Communism and Capitalism: A 25 million year ago space confrontation (the connection between Freemasonry and Christianity, the ideology of the sun gods and secret government, Agartha - Shambala, managing the development of mankind)", "Cimmeria, Scythia, Sarmatia, Gaul ... - the legacy of the sun gods (the epilogue to the work "Communism and Capitalism: a 25 million year ago space confrontation)", "Emancipated female society: a view from time immemorial (remote ages). About a leading role of women in the development of human civilization and the existence of states and nations, leaded by women", "Patriarchy and polygamy: a view from time immemorial"
The temple of Herod had been destroyed and burnt by the Roman emperor Titus in 70 AD. Now the piece (fragment) of the external Western Wall of the temple which is called in a Hebrew "haKotel haMaaravi" was saved only. Today it is the most sacred construction of the Jewish people. Prayers direct to it about deliverance and renewal. On the Temple mount itself Suleyman Dazzling had built the Mosque of Omar (the Rocky dome), which is good visible from far away due to the huge octangular gilt dome. In the middle of the Mosques there is the sacred for Moslems and Jews bare rock, from which prophet Magomet had lifted onto heaven.
Digging of last years of the XX-th century have opened bottom of the Western Wall and remains of ancient streets and city buildings a little to the south of the Temple mount. There is a whole pile of giant stone blocks on slabs of a masonry of one street - somebody considers they had been lying here since they have been thrown down from altitude by Roman legionaries. On the other side from the open part of the Temple mount the long tunnel which is called differently - the Tunnel of the Temple mount, Tunnel of Kotel and, not absolutely correctly, Tunnel of Hasmoneans- leaves under land.
Originally it was not a tunnel, and a part of a street of the Herodian epoch. The tunnel has been digged already nowadays under the houses which have grown from the Middle Ages over the ruins of the ancient city. In this tunnel anybody can see one of the Miracles of the world - gigantic stone blocks up to 600 tons in weight, making and construction of which is assigned to Herod.
Now both the tunnel of the Temple mount and the area of archeological excavations to the south from it are Museums and admission to them is possible only by tickets, and furthermore to get into the tunnel is possible only on prerecord nearly for some months forwards. Therefore there are not any opportunity to carry out archaeological examinations of this territory without special permission of Israel government. Moreover, the continuous stream of excursion groups hamper very much the examination. Nevertheless, I managed to visit twice the Tunnel and the Archaeological museum (an official titles - "The Jerusalem archaeological park" or "Archaeological park Ofel") in the open air and to conduct (carry out) there some investigations. I summarized the collected data in the articles "Megalithic structures - erected before the Flood" and "When megalithic structures were built?".
I present you below two series of photos with my commentings from the Tunnel of the Temple mount (page 1) and the area of archeological excavations of the Western wall (page 2), and also I lay out for matching some photos of antique and medieval masonries in Jerusalem (page 3) and megalithic constructions of Baalbek in Lebanon, Peru and Bolivia (page 4).
These photos testify that opinion, dominating among archeologists, that all Western wall had been built by Herod, is erratic. It consists of a great number of built at various times pieces (fragments) which look like patches on old trousers. In Tunnel of Kotel and in one part of the area of archeological excavations flanking to the Wailing Wall it is possible to see megalythic masonry in a base of the wall which lies down on bedrocks, and even the remnants of an ancient street paved by megalythic blocks. In other places of the area of archeological excavations megalythic blocks have pronouncedly autochthonous (secondary) genesisis and had been used in the capacity of building blocks (side by side with smaller blocks) in much more later time (apparently, in the time of construction of the temple by Solomon or Herod).
Megalithic blocks themselves differ a little from megaliths of Baalbek (perhaps, only by a few smaller sizes) and megaliths of Peru and Bolivia, and masonry used at their construction - typical Incan megalythic masonry with a lack of gaps and cementing material. Judging by the pieces of "sealed" in stone blocks petrified (transformed into flint) tree - boards (they are called "flint" by guides; that it is tree is not speaked about, though it is visible clearly enough on the presented photos), the age of these blocks and the masonry can reach hundreds thousand - several million years. And there is nothing surprising in it (supernatural it looks only for those who cannot conceive anything new) as antediluvian age of all megalithic construction was declared by different explorers. The latest geological deluge or flood had happened (took place) 12,5 thousand years ago. But it seems, it is necessary to speak in this case about much earlier flood. I have shown in the book "Earth before the Flood - the world of sorcerers and werevolves" on the basis of analysis of folklore and geologic data that megaliths of South America could exist still 17 million years ago!, means, the most ancient constructions of the Temple complex in Jerusalem (and Baalbek) could be built in that or rather more earlier time. And such age is confirmed by pieces of petrified tree in the megalythic blocks!
The Temple mount, like other locations of megaliths and pyramids, is a "place of force", caused by a location of the positive geopathogenic zones of the Earth. In such places ancients build temples and cult constructions throughout many and many generations. For this reason there exists bedding of layers of various epoch in them. Not incidentally, the Temple mount continues to remain now the place of pilgrimage of Jews, Moslems, and also having a little smaller relationship to its history christians and representatives of others religious concessions. For this reason many people feel in Tunnel of Kotel unusual ease, inflow of forces and sharpness of thoughts .
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One of the largest megalithic blocks in Tunnel of Kotel. It's size is 4х4х11-13 m (on different data), and weight is 500-600 tons! (on different data). There are megalithic blocks of smaller size under it , and more late masonry, most likely, times of Solomon-Herod (before IV century BC - I century AD) above it
The majority of specialists consider, and guides tell that the holes in the megaliths have much more late age, than the blocks. It is difficult to agree with it. Look at character of secondary alterations of the surface of the blocks of limestone and the holes. They are about equal that demonstrates their simultaneity. Means, the holes have been manufactured during making of the blocks
I have placed these three photos to show, firstly, the characteristic "megalithic" masonry when construction (building) blocks were densely adjusted to each other without any connecting cementing material, and, secondly, to pay your attention to equal character of fracturing and corrosion (alteration under influence of moisture) limestone both within building blocks, and on their junctions (joints). It almost definitely indicates that we deal with untouched (virgin) fragment of an ancient wall which, most likely, has been build very much time ago
It is good seen (anybody can see) on these three photos, for what purpose the holes were manufactured. Construction (building) boards were inserted (put, fixed) into them. Now all of them have petrified or turned to stone (changed into flint) that speaks about an extreme antiquity of this wall - the age of the megaliths is hardly more young then 100 thousand years. It can quite amount and some million years, as in Tihuanako
The largest megalithic blocks from 350 to 600 tons in weight, in the basis of which the blocks of smaller size lay, and the characteristic look (form) of megalithic masonry. On the right - a typical example of joints of the blocks - without a gap, without cement. All having bores (clearances) between the blocks are related to more late fracturing of rocks and their lixiviation (leaching) by water
Three more examples of joining between the blocks. It differs nothing from well-known Incan megalithic masonry. However, in Peru and Bolivia building blocks are made from basalts and andesites, therefore they were saved much better
Small (several tons - first tens tons) megalithic blocks in a base of the wall and on the tunnel floor. Pay attention once again to their specific form and lack of gaps and cementing material along the joints. The majority of archeologists consider, and guides tell that this part of the wall was built by Herod Great in I century BC - I century AD. Really (it shows archeological excavations both in the tunnel, and in the open territory adjoining to the Temple mount) Herod as, apparently, Solomon and other builders before him, only reconstructed (modernized) the old megalithic wall, having left untouched its saved fragments and having used separate megalytic blocks in their (more late) constructions
Not so expressive, but in the same time vivid enough examples that megalithic part of the wall sided with (bordered with, ajoined to) a bedrock foundation. It is especially good seen on the middle photo where the petrified board overlaps a bedrock foundation, and on the right picture of an interior of the deep well. The majority of explorers consider in this case too that the wall was built by Herod...???
On the left - megalithic blocks in one construction with a part of a wall of much more late time, in the middle - one of megalithic blocks on a tunnel floor, on the right - one more example of overlapping a bedrock foundation by megalithic masonry
Excursion plates in the tunnel with texts that this part of the wall were built by Herod in I century BC - I century AD, and that it overlaps here a bedrock foundation
© A.V. Koltypin, 2010
I, A. Koltypin the author of these photos and text, and translator of the work give permission to use these for any purpose except prohibited by applicable law, on condition that my authorship and hyperlink to the site http://earthbeforeflood.com is given.
In my turn, I express my sincere gratitude to the Museum of the Western Wall (Tunnel of Kotel) in Jerusalem for given capability to make the photos, presented here