six columns


Ancient Worlds - BBC Two

Episode 6 “City of Man, City of God”

The Temple of Jupiter Baal, in Baalbek.

The Phoenician city of Baalbek was known as Heliopolis (the city of the Sun) during the Hellenistic period.

The city became an important religious center during Greco-Roman times and it was one of the largest sanctuaries in the Roman Empire.

The greatest temple of the city was sacred to Jupiter Baal, (Heliopolitan Zeus), identified with the Sun. The Jupiter worshipped there was also understood to be Baal-Hadad, a local storm deity who had been honoured for centuries. The temple was constructed during the 1st century AD (completed circa 60 AD) on top of a podium and foundations presumably from a previous ancient temple. The temple had more than 50 Corinthian columns, 20 meters high, but today only six columns remain standing.

Baalbek, with its colossal structures, is one of the finest and most impressive examples of Imperial Roman architecture.

Baalbek, Lebanon


Rock n’ Roll has got into such a weird thing now because um…so many people analyze it. They are reviewing one song taking six columns you know. The sociological meaning, the religious meaning, the political meaning, and then what I personally think. It seems to be too much appreciation from the older generation as far as I can make out. You can’t get rid of them at concerts!

so since the bone structure of a seal’s pectoral flipper:

is essentially homologous to a human hand thanks to shared mammalian evolutionary ancestry, and consequently still resemble “fingers” in anatomy, i’ve just had the thought that seal-form ford should probably have flippers with six distinct columns of phalanges

At the time this photo was made, smoke billowed 20,000 feet above Hiroshima while smoke from the burst of the first atomic bomb had spread over 10,000 feet on the target at the base of the rising column. Six planes of the 509th Composite Group, participated in this mission; one to carry the bomb Enola Gay, one to take scientific measurements of the blast The Great Artiste, the third to take photographs Necessary Evil the others flew approximately an hour ahead to act as weather scouts, 08/06/1945. Bad weather would disqualify a target as the scientists insisted on a visual delivery, the primary target was Hiroshima, secondary was Kokura, and tertiary was Nagasaki. Right picture : Atomic bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, taken by Charles Levy.

Post Number 15000. Thanks to all

To Ερέχθειο στην Ακρόπολη Αθήνας, από τη νότια πλευρά. Αποτελούσε τον ιερότερο χώρο λατρείας στην Αθήνα. Αντί για κίονες, την οροφή στήριζαν έξι αγάλματα Κορών, οι Καρυάτιδες. Στέκονταν επάνω σε χαμηλό βατήρα, στραμμένες προς την ιερά οδό από όπου περνούσε η πομπή των Παναθηναίων, σαν να ήταν μέλη και αυτές μιας πομπής που βάδιζε σε τέλειο συγχρονισμό.

Τhe Erechtheion at the Acropolis of Athens, from the south. It represented the most sacred place of worship in Athens. In place of columns, six statues of maidens (Korai), the “Karyatids”, supported its roof. They stood on a low base, facing the Sacred Way, along which passed the Panathenaic procession, as if themselves were participants in a procession that moved in perfectly synchronized rhythm.

[photograph: Dimitris Constantin, c. 1859 - c. 1860, Rijksmuseum collection]

If the 4-per-country rule started now. (5/20)

Brazil, Romania, Poland, Greece, PRK, and Korea do not have enough scores or all-arounders at this point in time to be given a score.

  • third column is an approximate score for a current four person team.
  • fourth column is an approximate score for a current six person team.
  • fifth column is the difference between the two.

Biggest “winners” (those who would benefit most from the new rule)

  • Switzerland
  • Mexico
  • Italy
  • Canada
  • Sweden

Biggest “losers” (those who would benefit least from the new rule)

  • China
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Austria
  • Hungary
  • Great Britain

Note: not every gymnast who could make a worlds team has competed yet.