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An enigmatic sculpture of a king's head dating back nearly 3,000 years has left researchers guessing at whose face it depicts. The 5cm (two-inch) sculpture is an exceedingly rare example of figurative art from the region during the ninth century BC -- a period associated with biblical kings. It is exquisitely preserved but for a bit of missing beard, and nothing quite like it has been found before.

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"That the man was important is obvious. Even aside from his crown, regal beard and elegant hair, the AP wrote, he was crafted with artistic precision almost unheard of for that time and region.

"His almond-shaped eyes and pupils are lined in black and the pursed lips give him a look that is part pensive, part stern," the university wrote in a news release. He is made of a glasslike material more commonly seen in Iron Age jewelry."

"Given that the head was found in a city that sat on the border of three different ancient kingdoms, we do not know whether it depicts the [likeness] of King Ahab of Israel, King Hazael of Aram-Damascus, or King Ethbaal of Tyre, rulers known from the Bible and other sources," Azusa Pacific University wrote. "The head represents a royal enigma."

Gotta love the cornrow 'do.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-06-10 12:15 AM | Reply

Very cool find

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-06-10 11:01 AM | Reply

It's impossible to trust Israeli archeologists - they constantly manufacture "antiquities" and sell them as authentic.

"Why do you want to swallow up the Lord's inheritance?" - some humans did worship a species of giant hominid and made living sacrifices to them.

The head could be poor imitation Theran (Santorini), and appears to be wearing an Egyptian-style wig, but the beard is definitely not Egyptian or Asiatic whatsoever. Unless it's from a series of doll "performers"?

#3 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-06-10 04:36 PM | Reply

"some humans did worship a species of giant hominid and made living sacrifices to them."

Do you mean something other than ---- sapien?

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2018-06-10 05:32 PM | Reply

It was in this era that Ahab, King of the Northern Kingdom of Israel married a Phoenician Princess named Jezebel, daughter of the King of Tyre. The city where the head was found lies on the border of the two Israeli Kingdoms, North and South.

"Jezebel went so far as to require that her religion should be the national religion of Israel. She organized and maintained guilds of prophets, 450 of Baal, and 400 of Asherah. She also destroyed such prophets of Israel as she could reach.

During Jezebel's reign official royal support for Yahwism had weakened. According to 1 Kings 18 Jezebel killed the prophets of Yahweh (1 Kings 18:13) and used royal provisions to support the prophets of Baal during the famine in Samaria (1 Kings 18:19).

Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal on Carmel to kill the prophets of Baal and show the power of Yahweh. Elijah ordered the people to seize the prophets of Baal and Asherah, and they were all slaughtered.

en.wikipedia.org

19 King Ahab told Jezebel every thing Elijah had done and how Elijah had killed all the prophets with a sword. 2 So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, "May the gods punish me terribly if by this time tomorrow I don't kill you just as you killed those prophets."

3 When Elijah heard this, he was afraid and ran for his life, taking his servant with him. When they came to Beersheba in Judah, Elijah left his servant there. 4 Then Elijah walked for a whole day into the desert. He sat down under a bush and asked to die. "I have had enough, Lord," he prayed. "Let me die. I am no better than my ancestors." 5 Then he lay down under the tree and slept.

www.biblegateway.com

JZBL, as a later inscription found named her, was a bad B. Elijah, in the story, kills hundreds of her priests, but then runs like hell and wants to die when she finds out.

These archaeologists, real ones, not antiquities counterfeiters, say the novel for it's time figurine could be, "the [likeness] of King Ahab of Israel, King Hazael of Aram-Damascus, or King Ethbaal of Tyre".

I'll say what they won't, that the best known King of the era was King David, and he could at least as well be the subject of that depiction.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2018-06-10 06:06 PM | Reply

"some humans did worship a species of giant hominid and made living sacrifices to them."
Do you mean something other than ---- sapien?
#4 | Posted by Tor at 2018-06-10 05:32 PM

'----' was moderated right off your post. How -----.:[

I consider their worship the foundations of these Abrahamic religions among others.

For several decades at least the archeological community have been lying about the existence of giants. The evidence is found across the planet but is hidden away and relegated to "mythology".

My theory is that Enoch and Epoch are perhaps even a totally different species, but they were used to communicate to the various giants tribes.

There appears to be repeated an entire system of rule outlined in several mythologies, obviously including Biblical text pointing to these beings as generally horrible and dominant. We were possibly hunted by them - I keep imagining them laying in wait at Petra would make an exciting story. I believe the 90+ miles of stones were possibly two walls used to guide your flock quickly and safely.. Seeing this, the best place to find everything you might need would be the human trading posts from which there was no escaping.

If read in one way - the demi-gods were born from human mothers but didn't stop growing. Why that insemination happens also makes for uncomfortable questions about our true lineage outlined in the Bible and other sources.

The mound builders were all giants, but don't seem to possess the technologies of some other giants species. And then we come to animal/giant hybrids and the roof just flies away.. :]

#6 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-06-10 08:41 PM | Reply

.. These archaeologists, real ones, not antiquities counterfeiters, say the novel for it's time figurine could be, "the [likeness] of King Ahab of Israel, King Hazael of Aram-Damascus, or King Ethbaal of Tyre".
I'll say what they won't, that the best known King of the era was King David, and he could at least as well be the subject of that depiction.
#5 | Posted by Corky at 2018-06-10 06:06 PM

That is perhaps a better argument. Israeli "archeologists" have been hiding the truth about these giants. Why do you imagine they wanted the Golan heights? Not to prevent Egypt or Lebanon from invading - but to destroy the kings mound and introduce oil exploitation. Halliburton gives Israel a new pipeline that Russia is cutting off from Europe which is more valuable to them than the regions true history being revealed.

I imagine mining operations also must come across these creatures crypts and remains, but if it doesn't fit into the narrative it threatens to expose the lies..

#7 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-06-10 08:59 PM | Reply

- We were possibly hunted by them

That was a bad Travolta movie, right? :P

The Backstory of ‘Noah' Is Full of Giants, Horny Angels, and a Grieving God

The verses are thought to be a fragment of a myth from what would have been ancient history written for people we now consider ancient. It's a story about fallen rebel angels, boundary-breaking sex, violent giants ranging the earth, heart-breaking divine grief and the coming decimation of the human race.

"When people began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that they were fair; and they took wives for themselves of all that they chose. Then the Lord said, ‘My spirit shall not abide in mortals for ever, for they are flesh; their days shall be one hundred and twenty years.'

The Nephilim were on the earth in those days -- and also afterwards -- when the sons of God went in to the daughters of humans, who bore children to them. These were the heroes that were of old, warriors of renown." Gen 6

www.thedailybeast.com

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2018-06-10 09:03 PM | Reply

#7

They way you feel about Israeli archaeologists, and I'm sure there are some like that, is the way I feel about Egyptian Gov archaeologists, which is most of them, who are only interested in finds that support their foregone conclusions.

Here's some stuff you might like;

www.ancient-origins.net

www.youtube.com

www.google.com

I lack your conspiratorial verve, but you have a great imagination and great curiosity.

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2018-06-10 09:14 PM | Reply

- We were possibly hunted by them
That was a bad Travolta movie, right? :P
The Backstory of ‘Noah' Is Full of Giants, Horny Angels, and a Grieving God
The verses are thought to be a fragment of a myth from what would have been ancient history written for people we now consider ancient. It's a story about fallen rebel angels, boundary-breaking sex, violent giants ranging the earth, heart-breaking divine grief and the coming decimation of the human race.
"When people began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that they were fair; and they took wives for themselves of all that they chose. Then the Lord said, ‘My spirit shall not abide in mortals for ever, for they are flesh; their days shall be one hundred and twenty years.'
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days -- and also afterwards -- when the sons of God went in to the daughters of humans, who bore children to them. These were the heroes that were of old, warriors of renown." Gen 6
www.thedailybeast.com
#8 | Posted by Corky at 2018-06-10 09:03 PM

Yeah, I felt strange putting that "hunted" portion, but I may have a completely different theory of latter human evolution. It involves at least one sub-species of man that was hunted until even recently.

Soul they had not
Sense they had not
Heat nor motion
nor goodly hue

#10 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-06-10 10:46 PM | Reply

www.voluspa.org

You heathen, you! lol

#11 | Posted by Corky at 2018-06-11 12:06 AM | Reply

Without a doubt, this is the coolest thread on the front page. Glad to see it is still in progress. Love this stuff!

#12 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-06-17 01:14 PM | Reply

www.ancient-origins.net

That's one of my favorite sites.

#13 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2018-06-17 04:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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