Posted by: HisBeauty4Ashes | January 24, 2011

Golan Heights, Dan, Banias, and Metula.

Today we went to Golan Heights, Dan, Banias, and Metula. I will Add pictures tomorrow……

 

Banias was the area that the “god” Pan was worshiped. I will be loading pics and a video of this place also. There is a large opening in the Mountain where a temple was built and water used to flow. The temple was built by Herod the Great. Sacrifices were thrown into the mouth of the temple (into the flowing water) and if the water flowed out red (with blood) then Pan accepted the sacrifice. If the water did not flow red, then another sacrifice had to be given. The “god” Pan was the half man half goat image (he is always playing a flute).

 

We went to the town of Dan, but weren’t able to explore it because we got there too late.

 

We went to The Golan Heights, the sight of the Yom Kippur War of 1973. That is where the pic of the tank was taken. There are still fenced off places that warn of land mines….. and yes the mines are still there! In the same area of the Golan Heights, (farther up the Mt) I have pics and video of an underground bunker that is pretty cool. There are “listening posts” on the hills that are there specifically for listening to the “chatter” from VERY CLOSE BY Lebanon.  While we were there today, there were a lot of Israeli soldiers touring the place also. (a lot of pretty cute ones too…lol!)

 

We also went to the town of Metula which is on the Lebanon border. At one point we were within maybe 500 feet from the border. I will have some pics and video (when I can load the video????.) from on top of a building. . . from that vantage point you can see into both Lebanon and Syria!

 

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