King Solomon's temple bears closest similarity with Ain Dara Temple - Scholars

King Solomon's temple bears closest similarity with Ain Dara Temple - Scholars

- The Ain Dara temple which dates back to the early Iron Age has been shown as similar to the Solomon temple

- The temple started going into degradation when attacks on it created big holes in some of the important parts of the building

- Before the attack, it was seen as one of the preserved sites in the world that still has features of its age

The Ain Dara temple, which is one of the best-preserved sites in the world, is located in northwest Syria. On Monday, January 22, 2018, an attack damaged a part of it.

Origin of the temple dates back to early first millennia BCE as its decoration is heavily influenced by basalt sculpture, Biblical Archaeology reports.

The attack also formed big disfiguring craters in special places in the temple. It should be noted that since the temple was discovered by the excavators, it has been a source of study.

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Scholars have also drawn a similarity between it and the famous Temple of Solomon in the Hebrew Bible.

Remains in the temple are good archives of past significant traditions. Photo source: Biblical Archaeology

Remains in the temple are good archives of past significant traditions. Photo source: Biblical Archaeology
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Among some of the significant things found in the temple are the remains dating back to the early time of the Iron Age.

Some of its thresholds have carvings of big footprints, leading to the inner part of the temple.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Ogbunike cave in Anambra state is one of Nigeria’s sought-after destinations for tourists as it offers adventures nobody will forget in a hurry.

The place is for those who are really after some adventurous outing. Below, are therefore five hidden facts about the cave.

The cave which is located behind the Ogba hills has 317 steps, and when climbing visitors are expected by traditions to pull their shoes. the water in the cave is therapeutic. No wonder people who visit the cave are always wont to take some home.

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The cave also has 10 tunnels that lead to different places in the cave. This adds more excitement to exploring the cave.

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