A reconstructed Arch of Palmyra, the original of which was the entrance to a temple for Baal in Syria, will reappear in Washington, D.C., as an “improbable” “symbol of peace and resilience,” according to Breaking Israel News.
The original in the Middle East was destroyed by ISIS in October 2015, but it was re-created by the Institute for Digital Archaeology using 3-D printing technology.
WND reported last year when the arch was in New York City and London, and later when it was placed outside a global summit in Dubai. More recently, it was constructed for the G7 Summit in Florence, Italy.
The replica of a Roman triumphal arch originally built in Palmyra, Syria, essentially has been on a world tour.
But the arch isn’t just a Roman ruin. It was originally an arch for the Temple of Baal, a pagan god repeatedly mentioned in the Old Testament. The rites of Baal were marked by child sacrifice and ritual prostitution.
BIN reports the organization that re-created the monument says it will be on display in Washington Sept. 26-30.
“The replica arch will then be reassembled in the Hague, the site of the Dutch Parliament and the U.N.’s International Criminal Court. The Hague is described as the City of Peace and Justice,’” the report said.
“The Centre for Global Heritage and Development together with the Institute for Digital Archaeology organize[d] an event called ‘Heritage for the Future.’ The core of this event is the majestic triumphal arch of the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria, an iconic piece of reconstructed cultural heritage symbolizing cultural resilience, according to the statement,” the report said.
BIN reported the first modern reappearance of the Arch of Palmyra was in London’s Trafalgar Square in 2016, when it was erected for UNESCO World Heritage Week.
“The unveiling coincided with the beginning of a 13-day period known in the occult as ‘the Blood Sacrifice to the Beast,’ the most important holiday for those who worship the god Baal, celebrated with child sacrifice and bisexual orgies. The arch was unveiled on April 19th, the holiday of Beltane, the culmination of the 13-day period.”
Rabbi Yosef Berger, the rabbi of King David’s Tomb on Mount Zion, told BIN it’s a symbol of a resurgence of idolatry.
“The last time we saw this level of idolatry was when the Temple stood in Jerusalem. Now that we are close to the appearance of the Third Temple, idolatry is reappearing, even in popular culture among people who claim they are atheists,” he told the news organization.
The rabbi said it is no coincidence that the arch is becoming a centerpiece at gatherings of world leaders.
“This is like a child who builds a Lego tower that gets knocked down,” Rabbi Berger said. “After having it knocked down several times, he goes to build the Lego tower next to his mother so that she will stop it from being knocked down. An average person, Jew or non-Jew, has no tolerance for open idolatry. If someone built an altar to idolatry in the middle of a nice neighborhood, everyone would gather together to destroy it. The average person has no desire for idolatry. So the people who seek dark and unholy power build their symbols of idolatry next to powerful politicians, at these world power summits, so that normal people will not be able to challenge them.”
WND reported on hundreds of visitors going to an underground temple in London that was founded to have been made in honor of the ancient cult of Mithras.
CNN described the scene at the site of the restored ancient Roman temple.
The United Nations was accused of promoting idolatry for helping fund a reproduction the Lion of al-Lat, the companion of the pagan goddess of “extra-marital relations.”