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The Ain Dara temple, located near the village of Ain Dara, northwest of Aleppo, Syria, is an Iron Age Syro-Hittite temple. According to the excavator Ali Abu Assaf, it was in existence from 1300 BC until 740BC and remained “basically the same” during the period of the Solomonic Temple’s construction (1000-900BC) as it had been before, so that it predates the Solomonic Temple.

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A stride of 30 feet would belong to a person (or goddess) about 65 feet tall. The temple is large enough for the god to enter and dwell in.

However, it is unlikely they were left by a being that entered the temple. The giant footprints remain an unsolved puzzle.

The surviving sculptures depict lions and sphinxes…Outside the entrance of the Ain Dara temple there is a pair of giant footprints. It remains unknown who made them and why they were carved.

Massive footprints are carved into the floor; whether of gods or humans or animals is debatable….Our ancestors’ conviction that superhuman beings gigantic in size once roamed the Earth is repeatedly reflected in ancient myths and legends

Also left to speculation is to whom the temple is dedicated. Ain Dara may have been devoted to Ishtar, goddess of fertility; or dedicated to the female goddess Astarte, or the deity Ba’al Hadad.

Scholars do not know why they were carved and what purpose they served. Some scientists have suggested that footprints can be designed to recall the presence of the gods, a sort of iconic representation of the deity. Although this is not a genuine pair of giant footprints, the carving is real and it clearly show our ancestors were familiar with and witnessed beings of gigantic size.

Written by Ellen Lloyd – MessageToEagle.com

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