Here’s an update regarding the Temple of Ba’al reproduction that was set to be erected in London’s Trafalgar Square on the 19th of this month.
I wrote an extensive article discussing the allegory of this event, and the symbolic archetypes involved. Although the temple is no longer going to be reproduced, there is still a wealth of information in that piece to consider.
In concert with the 40-day Season of Sacrifice, the New York Times reported that the Temple of Ba’al was going to be erected on March 19th. But now the Institute for Digital Archaeology, which sponsored the original effort is changing their plans. Now, they are placing a reproduction of the Arch of Triumph in London’s Trafalgar Square only. This in and of itself is symbolic, but the point is the Ba’al temple is not coming to London or New York.
No mention as to why the change occurred has been revealed.
I cannot know for sure what changed their plans, but as Michael Snyder discusses below, it is possible that the reaction by the people, chiefly within the awakening community, was a deciding factor.
If so, go ahead and pat yourself on the back for bravely seeking the truth about this event, and sharing it with your fellows.
Ignorance of these things does not protect us, it only ensures bad things will continue to happen when good people do nothing.
So for those who did do something, the people of Earth thank you.
By Michael Snyder
When the IDA revealed last December that it was intending to use its data and expertise to build not one but two replica Palmyra arches – to be unveiled simultaneously in Trafalgar Square in London and Times Square in New York – it generated headlines across the world.Since then there has been some backtracking on the original idea. There will be no simultaneous unveiling in New York– they may transport the London arch there later, or build another one – and the Palmyra arch that is being reconstructed is no longer the entrance to the Temple of Bel (which survived an attempt to blow it up in August 2015) but the Arch of Triumph (partially destroyed in October) formerly located at one end of the Great Colonnade.
NEXT month, the Temple of Baal will come to Times Square. Reproductions of the 50-foot arch that formed the temple’s entrance are to be installed in New York and in London, a tribute to the 2,000-year-old structure that the Islamic State destroyed last year in the Syrian town of Palmyra. The group’s rampage through Palmyra, a city that reached its peak in the second and third century A.D., enraged the world, spurring scholars and conservationists into action.
A towering arch of an ancient temple in Palmyra, Syria, that has been mostly destroyed by ISIS terrorists will be recreated by a huge 3-D printer and put on display in New York City this spring, officials said on Monday.The life-size model of the original 2,000-year-old structure,known as the Arch of the Temple of Bel, will stand approximately 48 feet high and 23 feet wide.
While it is true replicas of Palmyra’s Temple of Baal arch are being constructed for temporary display in New York and London, the project solely involves reproducing the structure’s arch and not creating a functional building. Moreover, interest in reproducing the demolished antiquity is archeological in nature, not religious.
4 Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place with the blood of innocents;
5 They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind:
6 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that this place shall no more be called Tophet, nor The valley of the son of Hinnom, but The valley of slaughter.