Brian Baker

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Arkosic Dead Sea sandstone tablet  describes repairs to Solomon's Temple by Joash who reigned about 839-799 BC and, in accord with this, carbon-14 dating by Israel's Geological Institute, under Shimon Ilani, has authenticated the inscription as being around 2,800 years old. The Institute's director, Amos Bean, reported that they had discovered flecks of gold burnt into the stone, indicating that it was probably in the Temple when the building was destroyed by invading Babylonians in about…

Arkosic Dead Sea sandstone tablet describes repairs to Solomon's Temple by Joash who reigned about BC and, in accord with this, dating by Israel's Geological Institute, under Shimon Ilani, has authenticated the inscription as being around years old.

Solomon's pool found in ruins. God gave us the measurement of Pi long before man did. ~   1Ki 7:23 KJV - And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other: it was round all about, and his height was five cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.

Solomon's pool ruins - there are three ancient reservoirs located in the south-central West Bank, immediately to the south of the Palestinian village of al-Khader, southwest of Bethlehem - part of the ancient aqueducts are still in use.

Fired clay brick from the ziggurat at Ur; Ur-Nammu no. 1; cuneiform inscription stamped on face with two accidentally impressed dog's paw-marks near one edge.. From the 3rd Dynasty of Ur (circa. 2112-2004 B.C.E.), now in the British Museum.

Fired clay brick from the ziggurat at Ur; Ur-Nammu no. 1; cuneiform inscription stamped on face with two accidentally impressed dog's paw-marks near one edge.. From the 3rd Dynasty of Ur (circa. 2112-2004 B.C.E.), now in the British Museum.

The Jardin des Tuileries is one of Paris's most visited gardens thanks to its central location between the Louvre and Place de la Concorde. As such the Tuileries are part of a grand central axis leading from the Louvre all the way to La Défense, the city's business district.

The Jardin des Tuileries is one of Paris's most visited gardens thanks to its central location between the Louvre and Place de la Concorde. As such the Tuileries are part of a grand central axis leading from the Louvre all the way to La Défense.

Château de fougère sur bièvre

Château de fougère sur bièvre

Aside from the attractions in Paris, the Mont Saint Michel is the most visited tourist attraction in France.  The massive edifice sits on its own island, and not only includes a castle, but an entire city. Read more on Avenly Lane Travel!

Aside from the attractions in Paris, the Mont Saint Michel is the most visited tourist attraction in France. The massive edifice sits on its own island, and not only includes a castle, but an entire city. Read more on Avenly Lane Travel!

Timeless beauty ~ Mont Saint-Michel, France Phot

Timeless beauty ~ Mont Saint-Michel, France Phot