This ancient structure is King Hiram's tomb. Located in my village "Hanawai". My village is also known as Prophet John's village, and also have a standing place for Prophet John. "Cana" in the Holy Bible is my neighbouring village where Prophet Jesus turned water to wine at a wedding.
According to the Bible, King Hiram was the Phoenician King of Tyre. He reigned from 980 BC to 947 BC, succeeding his father, Abibaal. Hiram was succeeded as king of Tyre by his son Baal-Eser I.
Known also as "Huram" and "Horam," Hiram was the king of Tyre in the time of King David and King Solomon. While he was politically allied with David, Hiram's workmen helped David's people to build David's palace in Jerusalem, and then after Solomon succeeded his father David as King of Israel, Hiram's workers also participated in the building of the first Temple. Much of the fine cedar for both the palace and Temple came from Tyre Lebanon.
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pen (509) 2011-05-19 15:13
nice composition & POV, the subject was prominently placed and the background lends contrasting feeling of ancient & modernity. Also your notes is very informative. When i was in beirut i heard about this canaa but due to time constraint was not able to gone there as well as to jeita, Harissa & baalbek. hopefully on the next opportune time. TFS
- Copyright: Hussein Kefel (Hussein_Kefel) (819)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-01
- Categories: Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: canon eos 7d, Canon EF 18-200mm
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-05-19 4:03