Megaliths at Baalbek
Intermediate Bronze Age Transjordan 2200 2300 b.c. Megalithic Tombs
Megalithic tombs were constructed in the Land if Isreal during phases of the Chalcolithic and early Bronze periods. In the late third millennium, two types of the megalithic tombs, extant already in the Early Bronze Age, became widespread: stone or earthen tumuli, and dolmens.
Archaeology and the Bible , George A. Barton, 1922
Amorite Dolman from Jordan. The Stones were originally covered in earth, making a burial mound
Dolmans occur in the south west of England and throughout the continent of Europe, Asia Minor, the Caucasus and parts of India and Northern Africa. Professor A.H. Keane identifies the megalithic monuments of northern Asia, of the Korea and Japan, as the work of the stone-age Caucasic peoples; from the study of tese dolmans, together with their contents, he arrive s at the conclusion that during the early Neolithic period the east and north-east of Asia were inhabited by Aryan population
Regarding the tradition that “giants” occupied Britain before Brutus, and that “giants” were the builders of the stone circles and megaliths and “giants” tombs in Brittany, Mauretania, Sardinia and in other places colonized by the Phoenicians, it is significant that the Mor, Muru, Marutu or “Amorits of Syria-Phoenicia-Palestine are called “giants” by the Hebres in their Old Testament. They are, moreover, called there “the sons of Anak” (Beni-anak) Now “Anak” in Akkadian is a name for “Tin” And Tarnish, which, as Tarz or Tarsus, we have seen was a chief port of the Amorite Phoenicians, and which we know was actually visited and conquered by Sargon I., is thus celebrated in the Old Testament in connection with Tyre of the Phoenicians: “Tarnish was thy merchant by re4ason of the multitude of all kinds of riches; with silver, iron Tin, and lead, they traded their fairs” Ezek 27:12
Between the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea, in the district of Kasin, are reported three huge rude stone circles, which are described as being “like Stonehenge” and, like it, composed of gigantic trilithons about 15 ft. high; and several huge Stone Circles in the neighborhood of Mt. Sinai, some of them measuring 100 ft. in diameter.