Baetyl of El-Gabal, Sun God Temple in Emesa, Syria


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This meteorite was worshipped by Elagabalus and brought to Rome. Notice the star(pellet) and crescent symbol above the temple. A lunar crescent would not be present on the sun god's temple. It is possible the meteorite fell or was discovered during a solar eclipse. Photo from Wikipedia


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