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There has been much conjecture about earlier levels at Baalbeck with suggestions that it may have been an ancient settlement. The German expedition in 1898 reporting nothing prior to Roman occupation. Recent archaeological finds have been discovered in the deep trench at the edge of the Jupiter temple platform during cleaning operations. These finds date the site Tell Baalbek from the PPNB neolithic to the Iron Age. They include several sherds of pottery including a teapot spout, evident to date back to the early bronze age. Previous excavations under the Roman flagstones in the Great Court unearthed three skeletons and a fragment of Persian pottery dated to around 550-330 BCE. The fragment featured cuneiform letters and images of figurines

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  • Copyright: AKIN GAZI (AKIN) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 3] (191)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-11-07
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-03-06 3:48
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