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*NEW* Additions On Our Site "Angel Island" Ellis Island Of The West.......

Let me take the time to announce this VERY special addition on our website "Angel Island" if you do not know anything about this cultural historic heritage site I suggest you brush up on learning about it through our website as this was a very large project for us.

Angel Island was the site of a massive Miwok Tribal village when the tribe vanished the Spanish for awhile inhabited the Island. Eventually it became a military fort during the civil war and then a quarantine station for the diseases who came here from Asian countries. For the longest time it was the Ellis Island of the west as it had a massive immigration station where immigrants could voyage to the island and immediately get processed to become Americans.

Also during WWI and WWII the island became Fort McDowell which boasted a recruitment and discharge military base. The base was one of the busiest in the west and one of the finest. It had a general store, admin buildings, staff housing, barracks, bowling alley, baseball field, haunted hospital, mess hall, prison and many more buildings as well as batteries. Most of the military base today still stands an urban explorers dream.

I had to take a boat to the island and my time was limited so I will be returning in a couple months to a year to visit and investigate the southern half of the island. While many of the structures are long gone their still is quite a few that do stand and are explorable. This is an AMAZING place in my opinion I believe this island is one of the most haunted in the country while I did not get much evidence I did do TONS of research and I where I captured my EVP's put my theories to rest especially about the WWII hospital.

I wanted to get this addition out to all of you sooner but the past few months I have been dealing with so much. I have had health issues, also personal problems with my son, classes, bigfoot expeditions, work around the house etc etc. But I spent a month on and off working on this project so that you guys could really see the worth that this place offers. This island should be in every schools history books across the country and if its not it is on our site thus allowing schools to now have another resource they can utilize through The Paranormal & Ghost Society.

I have so many locations I will be adding on the site you guys are going to go crazy. But then again most of you do not give a shit about the hard work I do that is the truth. Most of you want to follow fake psychics, women with big knockers who think they are paranormal investigators and they are not and these fake ass shows. What I do is the real thing and I do it with passion it shows on my site it shows through my videos and it shows through my stellar photography PERIOD!

I am excited to get this out to all of you nonetheless and I know some of you will really value the hard work we have done. Its not to often you get to investigate a military hospital or explore a military base or see sea lions staring up at you on a dock. This is a great location and it also completes our Santa Cruz expedition as this project took place on our 5th day along the Cali coastline so we were pretty tired but managed to really knock it out of the park our final day in the bay area with Angel Island.

With that being said without further ado I give to you Angel Island and you can check it out directly at http://paranormalghostsociety.org/AngelIslandCalifornia.htm or if you prefer to go into our investigation archives through our main page you can also do so in the following area and here is what has been added!

Gateway 4/Portal 27

Angel Island Team Stills
Angel Island Team Adventure Gallery
Angel Island Ayala Cove
Angel Island Quarantine Station
Angel Island B&Ws Gallery
Angel Island Nature Gallery
Angel Island Vintage Gallery
Angel Island San Francisco Bay and Cityscapes
Angel Island Camp Reynolds
Angel Island Old Red Hospital
Angel Island Fort McDowell
Angel Island Fort McDowell Infirmary
Angel Island North Garrison
Angel Island Immigrant Station
Angel Island Batteries and Nikes
Angel Island Relics Of The Past 
Angel Island Alcatraz Island
Angel Island Movies
Angel Island EVP's
Angel Island Exploration 1 
Angel Island Exploration 2 Coming Soon
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This is one of the finest western heritage sites in the U.S. mostly everything has been well preserved and cared for. There are even deer on the island and many of the buildings still remain the same. I can assure you their is no place like this island in the world. Id like to camp on the island but since nobody ever wants to adventure with me forget it. Yes you can camp here but I am not going to camp alone I am about building friendships and making memories not doing everything by myself while everyone else does nothing so if you want to work with me give me a holler. Angel Island is a world in itself trust me so make sure you take a look because you will love this place and it took me many years to make the trip up here so I could bring you guys this.

Our next addition on our site which should come out probably next week will be the "Western Pacific Railroad" I will start working on it next. My goal is to add one to two places per week on our site since I have hundreds of places it is official ill never catch up that is the truth. I urban explore, adventure and paranormal investigate of places which statistically makes me one of the top guns in the world regardless of how others treat me. But the railroad is just a cool place and I made a deal with the owners that if they let me explore it put it on my site in return I do some advertising for them so you see good deeds in the end mean good karma for us in return so I look forward to getting that location our site as well. The thing is I been doing this same rodeo now for nearly 2 decades while I been hosting PGS for nearly that long most people are just starting off with exploring or paranormal investigating so were a veteran group and with that being said we only give our viewers the best of the best and NOTHING LESS!

Anyhow I want to wish everyone a great weekend this should keep you busy for awhile there is also a two hour movie I made to go with the exploration. Like I said lots of content many pages, galleries, EVP's, history and locations all over the island that ill take you at so DO NOT miss out on this stellar addition of The Ellis Island Of The West. I cant wait for TV producers to steal this location make a huge profit fake spirits and cut me out of it all like they always do the story of my life. Yes I am being cynical but it is the truth! This island deserves preservation, love and appreciation! It is a place of tragedy, love, loss, life, death, success, honor, culture, entertainment, sadness, hope and dreams. Welcome to Angel Island Ladies and Gents!
Lord Rick
PGS Founder
The Paranormal & Ghost Society
The Paranormal & Ghost Society
paranormalghostsociety.org

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I can assure you that this is the only abbey in the world that has gargoyles like these. But their is an explanation for them if your interested read on!

Our Loch Leven Lakes Bigfoot Expedition On 9/9/18

When I first moved up to this region about seven years ago I had heard about Loch Leven Lakes which btw is noted as a five star hike. Its not only scenic but its remote with plenty of uphill mileage to reach these hidden gems deep in the Tahoe National Forest. A couple years ago a friend of mine who is a teacher took his daughters backpacking here they stayed the night but only reached the middle lake if you want the full experience I recommend finishing off your trip by seeing the upper Lake which is not as visited as the lower lakes.

This would be my last major hiking backpacking trip in the sierras besides our camping trip a week later at White Rock Lake. Winter takes hold of the area early once the snow comes it stays up in areas like this for months and its a no go. I spent years trying to go up here but wanted to find a trail on in I could enjoy. If you take the Loch Leven Trail you will miss out on a couple lakes and its over 1,200' in elevation gain so I spent time trying to find a more feasible way to the lakes so that I could enjoy them much longer.

It has been a rough year for bigfoot it could be because were no longer in a drought we had the wettest spring on record and a very wet winter too. Therefore, creatures like bigfoot and other cryptids can remain hidden because they do not have to seek out water as often. Most of the creeks, lakes, hidden ponds etc are currently up to level therefore a creature like this has all that they need. I have heard of a few bigfoot tales up near Loch Leven I was not expecting anything other then a good time exploring.

When I was journeying past Donner Summit and Norden we had gotten off at Cisco. There are quite a few old historic railroading towns along the transcontinental railroad. Most of those towns are ghost towns today kind of like Cisco their are ruins in the woods and foundations if your willing to look for them. There is other small towns near by such as Big Bend and Crystal Lake. All within the Tahoe National Forest right along the railroad. At one time these were booming communities with businesses, bars, resorts,  homesteads, stores and hotels. Today not so much the area is surrounded by lakes, forest and you can miss the turn offs in a blink of an eye when your on the expressway.

I had gotten off accidentally in Cisco which is okay just south of it is Loch Leven Lakes as a matter in fact their is an old wagon road near these stone ruins we found that takes you pass a bunch of old homesteads .But prior to taking it we wanted to head through the Yuba Pass because the route is less rugged and easier to traverse. My son and I found a couple stone structures while traversing through the forest in Cisco Grove. Its a really wholesome quaint place very quiet lots of woods, railroad comes through and a little creek.

We stopped at these two stone structures there was a plaque and I am glad we got to see them. While my hikes may seem all about bigfoot or adventure there is also history to many of the areas we visit. If you wanted to journey into Loch Leven some people go through Cisco. The stone ruins without windows which were replaced with bars were the remains of the old Forest Gift Shop which sold souvenirs to tourist. While next door was a small fruit stand that sold orange juice, candy and fruit. The owl ashtrays made out of local pine cones and pine corncob pipes were a favorite.

The stone structures look 1800's but they are not in fact they were built in the 1930's while near by I found a stone foundation which probably is much older of a homestead. Cisco became a thing of the past once the I-80 was complete thus nobody utilized route 40 anymore so cafes, motels, saloons etc all went out of business including this gift shop we were exploring. I read on the historical sign that across the road in the park along the river you can find remnants of Cisco I told my son after our hike we should come back check more out but due to certain circumstances we never really had enough time.

You see after we explored a little of Cisco I had gotten back on the expressway went a few miles down the road when our exit was closed with cones and signs everywhere. We seen this thin layer of fog maybe even smoke in the distance figured maybe there is a fire in the area and it turns out I was right. There was a small fire in Emigrant Gap which was nearly fully detained but at the time we had no idea. So I tried to get off at the next exist and could not find a way to get back here. I then had gotten back on I-80 east this time figuring id go around the cones.

I did drive around the cones all the way to the top of the off ramp where you make a right down this rural road which takes you out to the Salmon Lake Trail head, Lake Valley Reservoir and a dozen other outdoor recreational sites. I did not succeed by the time I had gotten to the top of the off ramp just 25' to the right was hordes of cops blocking the road to enter this camping and hiking area. They had their lights on and all of them looked at me with shock I guess because I went right around the cones for hundreds of feet up the onramp and the entire exit was closed because it leads you into the Yuba and Emigrant Gap Wilderness area.

I quickly went to my left and got right back on I-80 I was so discouraged because really their is only one way back here and I thought what do folks do who travel hours just to hike, fish or camp back here then get told to turn around? I did not want to get a ticket and trust me they could have stopped me. But I did not drive all this ways, pack gear, food etc just to be told to turn back. I had gotten back on the expressway and when I made a U-turn again near the off ramp a cop was picking up the cones and removing the signs blocking the offramp.

My son was like hey dad they opened it I said yeah to lure me back up there to ticket my ass probably so instead I had tried two other ways to get back in this area. The first attempt was in Cisco Grove I took a road near the old stone ruins which passed a bunch of old creepy abandoned homesteads and cabins. A couple folks lived back here but most of the homesteads were abandoned as I took this hidden road which stated that trespassers will be prosecuted. At the time I did not care to say the least I figured since this road takes us a few miles south to Huysink Lake we could bypass the road block.

Problem is the road had gotten really rough large rocks, very narrow, allot of uphill and eventually every hundred feet these drainage tubes which are suppose to be under the road were actually exposed. I hit t his one spot with rocks and a drainage pipe. My truck was having trouble trying to climb over the pipe it kept spinning its tires and we were nearly stuck. As a matter in fact it was so steep we almost were looking straight at the sky. I got out to walk the road it was rugged for hundreds of feet with no end in site. The pipes were so exposed my truck was nearly bottomed out I had one tire on one side of the pipe another one on it while the back ones were on loose rock and in a rut. I had finally got it unstuck but had to slowly back out 200' on a steep incline so it was a no go.

I took another exist near Yuba Gap where we begin to go up this rocky dirt road which switchbacked till we reached a primitive railroad crossing with no lights or gates. There is a road behind set of tracks that appears to also lead into the area we were hiking but it had a gate and a lock on it were not sure why since arrows pointed us in that direction. It was a bit odd as I drove along the railroad tracks where it dead ended near a tunnel. It was very strange riding along this dirt road so close to the tracks but both ends of that road did dead end and the road behind the tracks had a pad lock on the gate so it was a no go.

I had to ride back down to the I-80 on this rugged road and eventually since the cones along with signs were gone from the Yuba Pass we had gotten off and found that Lake Valley Road was opened. Most of the cops were gone except for two who waved me on by giving me the stare like they recognized me from earlier lol. Oh well we were finally entering up into the back country of Yuba Pass. It gets confusing back here miles of dirt roads at least a dozen lakes, campgrounds, camps, peaks and creeks. I was getting a big discouraged because we were supposed to be on the trails at 7am and it was 9:30am so I knew it was going to be a late day with that bump in the road.

I was a bit in panic mode because I left at 4:30am to get an early start even took coffee with me to save me a trip a the gas station. But once I started driving along Valley Lake Reservoir and being in the wilderness I calmed down a bit. I parked in this lot for the lake there were a few other cars there, bathrooms, plaque, boat ramp etc and we decided to at least enjoy checking out this reservoir. It is surrounded by cliffs, rock formations, peaks and woods its rather large. My son found a bone near the lake shore of a young deer also. We did not stay long this lake is a bit to touristy for my liking I prefer the lakes you have to backpack to but here you can nearly drive around the entire lake.

Just past the lake the road split again we went left which curved around and took us to Huysink Lake. Its not a very large lake its full of algae a bit green in appearance and murky. Behind it a forested hill backdrops the lake and some woods do surround it along with high grass. I was able to pull my truck up a couple feet from the shoreline so we could get a few photos and maybe skirt the shore a little for bigfoot tracks. I believe the Chinese who worked on the railroad used this pond to stock catfish in it to be used as a food subsistence for the railroad workers. I should have thrown in some bread crumbs but wanted to save them for Salmon Lake instead.

Just pass Huysink Lake a few hundred feet away is a little tiny pull of area perhaps for three or four vehicles next to it is a sign that says Salmon Lake Trail. Their is no maps, plaques and really the trail looked a bit overgrown. Its very easy to miss but the nice thing about this trail is its hardly ever used and their is less elevation gain which means less strain to get up to Loch Leven Lakes. Its a much more scenic hike and offers more to the hiker anyhow that is why I wanted to take this route. So we gathered our packs, gear, locked up and then we hit the Salmon Lake Trailhead.

Loch Leven Lakes Expedition

The trail was a bit overgrown there was berries and even some flowers growing along it but not many since fall is almost here. The trail ascends for a bit then levels out as you hike through this meadow which at the time was brown and you could see it was swampy too. In the Spring the meadow is full of flowers and it is green but in September not so much especially after the hot summer we had. The trail itself is a bit primitive as a matter in fact I believe we were the only humans out hiking it since nobody else was parked at the trailhead. Hell their was not even any human tracks on the trail.

My son and I found a small swampy lake not far off the trail most of you will see if you pay attention while on the trail to the left hiking towards Salmon Lake. The grass grows real high here its super green and its more of this long shaped lake/pond water is murky and green. But it was an area we took a 10 minute break at to scour the muddy banks in hopes of finding bigfoot tracks. Instead what we found were deer tracks and probably tickets here. I love these little hidden less known ponds and lakes in the sierras sometimes they produce good results for our research. This pond extended far out into the woods as it got narrower till it dead ended.

Its a bit rugged of a trail it does ascend and there are logs and trees while your en route to Salmon Lake. I was struggling at first to get going there are times it gets very steep and narrow but the forest here is gorgeous. I would say we hiked for almost a mile where the forest began to think out and we came across a massive open basin with rocks, granite slabs and foliage throughout. The views were amazing as we stood on this rocky basin being overshadowed by peaks and a massive national forest below blanketed by trees. Their was a group of young kids trying to follow us who ended up turning around guess it got to rugged for them lol but again this is a bigfoot expedition not a pleasantry hike.

Its a bit easy to lose the trail here nothing is marked once you start hitting the granite basin its really easy to get turned around in how you should get down to Salmon Lake. We could see the lake from the top of the basin but climbing down to it was another story. We were high up above the lake and had to rock climb the cliffs to get down into this basin. Some rocks in the sierras are the size of trucks and small houses. The nice thing is we climbed all the way down diagonally instead of taking the trail east then south so in actuality we cut probably a half of a mile off our route.

No less it was steep there was this cliff I had to hug the edge of and go rock to rock just to get down then wade through all this brush which can cut you all up. But we did make it and found this really awesome area on Salmon Lake to break at. We sat on these rocks near this muddy area with a log you could sit on and below the rocks it dropped off a couple feet it was rather deep right there. We threw in some baked pea crisp moments later at least one hundred black bullhead catfish swarmed the crumbs fighting for them.

The fish are not natural in fact this lake was stocked by Chinese emigrant railroad workers so that they could be provided with fish as a food subsistence. Their is only a few ponds and lakes in the high sierras that the catfish have survived 150 years and this lake is one of them. So in a sense this lake provides some early history back when the Chinese camped along it and fished. Most of them that probably encamped on this lake only had to go a couple miles to the north to work on the railroad. More then likely they probably had a small settlement on this lake.

This is a gorgeous lake surrounded by trees, granite rock formations, hills in the background and tucked away from the eyes of man. The water was not very blue it had a bit of a greenish color as a matter in fact it was rather deep for being such a small lake. Id say the lake is only a few hundred feet in length by maybe 120' across. But it is full of catfish not salmon I think they once tried to put trout and salmon in here but were having issues with them breeding or even surviving here. I felt like I was in some lost world with all the giant rocks, foliage and remoteness. You almost expect a dinosaur to come crashing through the woods just to get a drink at this lake.

Their is a sign made of wood posted on a tree you can barely read Salmon Lake. My son and I we hiked about half way around the lake. This basin does not have many trees and there is a bunch of sandy paths along the eastern shoreline with a few trees but mainly bushes that grow along the shore. Its very primitive along this lake just rocks and brush everywhere but there are some really cool areas you can sit and break at. I found this massive rock that extended out over the water that I stood on to get some worthy photos. It appears to get to the other side of the lake though would be hell which sometimes is worthwhile if you find good bigfoot tracks.

We packed it up then went north through the Granite Basin had cliffs on both sides at one point the trail was so overgrown with brush that it was scratching our legs on both sides lol. It would not take long after a half mile till we veered off towards the Lower Loch Leven Trail. If you head north on this trail it descends down to the I-80 and yeah we could have taken this way in but its more mileage and allot of elevation gain. But instead we cut across to it using the Salmon Lake Trail where we ended up right on the shores of lower Loch Leven Lake. There was a backpacker resting alone at this primitive camp site near us. Most folks hiking in came from the main trail but not us the Salmon Lake Trail is far easier and funner to take but that is my opinion. Not far from the lake is also a pile of stones with a small wood sign that says Salmon Lake some folks prefer to journey this way in but its at your discretion.

The lower Loch Leven Lake was very open but its longer and narrower then the other lochs. There was patches of forest along it, granite slabs and hills surrounding it. This lake was full of fallen trees, lily pads and a very mixed terrain along its shores. On the west side of the lake the trail passes right by it while on the south side granite creek flows into it. We sat on the south end of the lake then we went to the west end sat on this little rocky outcrop took a break seen this rare white and black bird with red feathers on its head. I love the sierras if your into bird life there are at least 300 to 400 bird species in this range. The first loch was primitive its shoreline is to difficult to record any tracks but its a good spot to rest before you ascend to the other Loch Leven Lakes.

Middle Loch Leven is a short hike maybe .3 or .4 miles away but a couple hundred feet above the lower lake. Its also the largest lake and quite busy with swimmers, innertubers, rafters and campers. Most folks never make it past here that is because this lake is paradise so why would you want to go to any other lake in the area? The middle lake has multiple granite islands and the water is blue as well as pristine. Its much more bluer and purer then the lower lake. Thus when we arrived there was about five tents just above the lake on granite hills. There was also a group of people across the lake driving off this large rock some were doing cannon balls it looked fun and my son almost joined them.

The middle lake has four islands also if you follow the western shoreline southward there is this narrow channel maybe 50 to 75 feet across surrounded by granite slabs where six or seven people were on innertubes just floating down the channel here. The one guy asked my son to take a photo then upload then tag him lol but my son did not have a signal. I did but I was not going to say anything. The way I see it is if your with a huge group of friends one of you should have a camera to log your memories and if you do not then I guess you really do not care. I always carry cams and cameras on all my trips to log the journey. If I get a cell signal I may take some cell phone photos here and there then send them to all of you live as the journey is transpiring which was something I was doing when the innertubers floated past us by in this channel.

Also in the channel on this slanted granite rocky basin was this massive boulder it was as big as a car just leaning at an angle towards the water. It looked so surreal you thought for sure the boulder was going to tumble right down the slanted granite slab then roll into the lake. I guess during the last ice age a glacier left this rock right where it is sitting which is standing upright. I love Middle Loch Levin the back side of the lake has this cliffs with no shoreline which I would climb along later on in the expedition. Everyone was having a good time up here lots of cute girls to seems like a bit of a party spot but the camping is five star and I am sure at night you could see every star out here.

My son and I went through a few camps the trail follows the lake all the way to the SW end till we nearly went all the way around it till it veers off and you follow the primitive trail to nearly 7k where the upper Loch Leven Lake is located. The trail will and did get very primitive granite cliffs, rock formations, large trees and brush everywhere. Its about a 2000' jaunt to get to the upper lake most folks miss it because they either lose the trail or they just miss it completely. Trust me its very easy to do because you can end up shooting past it and veering to your right a little which takes you out to a place called Cherry Point. I wish we had more time or I may have hiked out that way because there are some amazing views of the American River Canyon.

When we arrived at the upper lake there was a wood sign it said 6,920' elevation and upper Loch Leven Lake. I never thought id get to see this lake every time I read stories about how rocky, rough and rugged it was along with the long mileage to get up here I just figured id never get to see it. So for me this was bitter sweet victory and it was a creepy quiet up here. This is the lake that hardly gets any visitors not sure why its my favorite lake of all Loch Levens. We stood on this muddy shoreline area looking at the opposite shoreline.

While this may not be the biggest of the lakes it is pretty there is an island, little cove with a peninsula and beautiful cliffs as well as a dense forest surrounding them. This lake is clear as it can get but shallow it may get deeper on the other end of the lake but when the trail first approaches the Southern half of it you can see that out in the middle its only a couple feet deep. My son and I found a primitive camp site which goes out a little ways over the water. We found this totem pole which my son accidentally knocked. I call it a totem because someone had carved a small tree trunk then marked it with this odd triangular symbol. When my son bumped it because he thought it was a tree it fell towards me almost clunked me in the head but I did not go unscathed it did graze my back and it hurt.

I was like oh shit son were gonna be cursed you just knock this totem off he is like dad what do I do throw it in the water. Well we found out that the totem actually locks into this tree stump so he fixed it and like brand new the totem was once again standing. On the other side of the lake this couple showed up with a hammock then they set it up across from us and were making out. I did not mind the show the girl was pretty hot in a green dress and I had seen her at the middle loch leven lake so I got some eyecandy while we had a break at the upper lake and more like dinner since the sun was starting to fall a little.

We did walk a few hundred feet further up the shore and I was on some slanted huge granite slab while my son across the inlet climbed this big granite rock the size of a house. This rock was 20' high and over 50' long give or take just massive. He ran on top of it then climbed down and jumped on this little rock below it lol. He was looking for a good diving spot but really even the lake was fairly shallow as we went to a more wider portion part of the lake. There was in the background these rocky granite cliffs to the left, two little granite islands one with a tree growing on it then next to those cliffs a swampy meadow and to the right of that by the big rock my son was standing on a dense forest. So the lake has plenty of diversity along its shores. When I came back to the primitive camp to get my gear together I accidentally sat down on my GPS and cracked the screen I felt so clumsy because only voice command works and well even that is crappy if your trying to locate some hidden ponds in the sierras.

I probably should have explored the wet meadow but with the sun starting to go down we had a few miles back to the truck and this terrain is not friendly. Sometimes your not even on a trail your just climbing rocks, granite slabs and glacier carved basins. Its really easy to lose the trail and get lost at certain points. I still had one more lake to go it is the largest of the hidden Loch Leven Lakes. Yes there are a few hidden ponds and lakes but they are hard to find. But there is this large one that resides between the upper and the middle lake if you can find it. My son and I were hiking in the forest and came out to this open granite basin and you could see it between the two so we would go primitive no trail. It was all good because my GPS was not working but we could see this perfectly round little blue lake nestled in the woods from afar so we climbed down to it.

This lake had a huge fallen tree we sat on not many views just trees and rock formations surrounding the entire body of water. We took a break at the fallen tree for about ten minutes but we had quite the journey ahead of us. This was not a good track finding area although on the other end of the lake was a small swampy area it may hold potential for tracks. Jarrod and I had to climb around a little bit to my left because just over these rock formations below is Middle Loch Leven. I looked at the time and we either could hike above this lake then find the trail descending on Middle Loch Leven going all the way around. The other option was to veer right rock climb over a series of formations and down to the eastern shoreline of Middle Loch Leven.

When we made our way down off the cliffs which was a 75' climb with drop offs and brush everywhere we came across a cove with no shoreline at all. This was an intense and very dangerous part of the hike I would not recommend you ever climb cliffs without ropes but I been doing this a long time. We had to hug this small outcrop with a massive 20' drop being much larger then my son I had hardly any room to maneuver. The entire eastern shoreline off Middle Loch Leven is 60 to 90 foot cliffs. We spent a half hour just climbing rocks, jumping over crevices, hanging on dropping down off edges and at one point I had to push through brush on this narrow ledge it was rugged. If I would have fallen I could have broke something or maybe even fallen to my death because while the water was below us there was some jagged rocks we would have landed on below.

I seen a lizard on one of the rocks before we made it to the northern end of the lake I had to climb four big rocks all the way down making sure I dropped down slowly onto each rock with little wiggle room. Eventually we reached a muddy flat shoreline that we could skirt around for a few hundred feet climbing over fallen trees it was intense. But it also ate into our clock I mean we only went about five to six hundred feet along these cliffs and by then the sun was starting to dim. I knew we did not have much time till nightfall. I have no issue being caught up here at night but again easy to get lost, GPS was broke and we had a few miles to go. I also was hurrying to get back to Cisco because we wanted to hike along the river and found remnants of the ghost town so we were starting to haul ass with very little breaks in between.

But in a matter of a half hour we had left Loch Leven Lakes behind at our backs then got back on the Salmon Lake Trail and instead of going up to the lake we veered to our right heading west where our truck was located. I had not seen this part of the basin but boy was it rough all rocks and granite slabs. We eventually made it to the top once again overlooking Salmon Lake. The view from up here seems timeless just rolling valleys covered in forest with three to four massive peaks in the distance. It was a gorgeous evening but we had little light left.

I decided to get bold so after being a mile from my truck I went primitive we nearly hiked more then a half mile through the dense forest because my GPS voice was working thus it pointed to a hidden lake which I was trying to find. So after about .7 miles we found this body of water its so swampy back here my feet were getting muddy and wet but I wanted to find some sort of bigfoot track to bring home as evidence. I found out that the pond/lake we first seen in the woods not to far from the trail earlier that morning was the same one where we were at. Only difference is we were on the opposite side of it which is fine because I wanted to come back here anyhow to look around for more tracks. It was real soft earth some parts muddy or moist with grass growing everywhere. The type of swampy area you would expect to see bigfoot moping through.

When we found nothing we made our way back onto the trail. The forest was dark it was not dusk yet but its so dense back here the last mile or so and the woods are so full of rock formations that visibility is relatively poor. It gets really spooky at night back here especially if your on the trail because anything could be out there moving around or even hiding. I thought I heard something back here less then a mile from my truck. Sometimes when you hear twigs break you can tell something heavy is out there moving around yet you cant see it because your surrounded by foliage, rock formations and trees everywhere.

I found a giant track in some soft sand on the trail just before I made my way through the meadow heading back to the truck. How big? Id say the track was a size 17 or at least 17" give or take. You could see a couple sets of tracks hikers made on the trail heading the same way we were. But the tracks the hikers made were not 17" more like a size 8 and a size 10 so probably a male and female/couple were on the trail at some point during the day. The woman's tracks had this specific sneaker tread and when I studied the track she had stepped in this large unknown track. Here entire foot fit inside this thing you could see where her toes and heel of her foot stepped down then you see this monster track surrounding it. My guess is she was trekking on the trail never bothering to look down at the ground.

People all the time miss bigfoot tracks in the high sierras because they are not looking for it. Unless your looking for bigfoot chances are you will hike all day missing tracks like this. Whatever made this deep large impression in the sand only left one just one track like this. My guess is that if there were any other similar tracks whoever hiked here trucked through them leaving behind only this one strange track that the hiker stepped in perfectly. I thought it was a cool sign and I do think it was possibly a bigfoot track that something left behind in the soft sand. Whoever stepped inside of it just was not paying attention but I am glad it was stepped in and not on so I could get a photo and video of this find. Whatever it was had some weight to it because the dirt/sand was pushed outward and the track was deeper then the tracks I was making on the trail.

I was only about ten minutes from the truck as we descended back down to this meadow surrounded by forest and eventually back onto this dirt road. My truck was near the trail so I just was happy to get my pack off throw everything on in my shoulders were killing me. When you carry a couple gallons of fluids, food, gear, tripod, supplies etc it adds up and well climbing on cliffs with 60lbs on my back is not a fun experience and you get in to that just do it mode and make no mistakes because mistakes out here can cost you your life. So seeing the truck for me was a nice treat because now I could smoke a cigar, eat some treats and drink some ice tea while journeying home through the mountains.

 I did do some more offroading for about 20 minutes and instead of going back to Valley Reservoir I just went south down a series of dirt roads its pretty foreboding back here ill have to definitely come back to see more lakes and areas.If you break down here there is nobody to hear you scream just miles of dirt roads that lead to lakes while others lead nowhere. I would eventually turn around because we were out of time but driving on those remote roads I had hoped id get lucky see something strange maybe bigfoot in a meadow or hiding in the forest who knows but I wanted to milk the clock till the end.The views of Lake Valley and the Yuba Pass at sunset are amazing as we were high up riding along these cliffs above this canyon just wow what a great way to finish off the expedition as we descended back down into the canyon and eventually onto highway 80.

I tried to get back to Cisco do hike around more of the ghost town finish what I started at 7am but when I passed through there it was fully nightfall out and dark. No less this was one of our best adventures of the summer or backpacking trips. I can now add another notch into my belt because Loch Leven is a five star hiking area its like being in another world and it is a relentless rugged wilderness. This place is truly in the heart of the Tahoe National Forest. But eventually I had gotten home had a nice hot meal we were having garlic bread with vegetable lasagna so hearty could not wait to get home then I could watch Fear The Walking Dead and the season premier of The Last Ship.

It was an amazing expedition I wish that we did not come across a road block in the morning or we may have had time to explore Cisco and perhaps more of the shoreline at the upper Loch Leven Lake. But light is very limited up here in the sierras that sun goes down earlier because it fades behind the mountains therefore if your in a canyon, lake basin or down some woodsy dirt road chances are its getting dark an hour earlier then usual. We had barely gotten out of here at nightfall and I have to say this is a spooky place you have to hike it to understand. Its one thing to be hunkered down camping and an other thing to be on the move in this vast wilderness surrounded 360 degrees by dense woods and thousands of rock formations.

I cant wait to see more out this way I found some new areas to check out not far from where we hiked so there is always next year. Soon this area will be inaccessible closed off perhaps to the public and under deep snow where the king of the Tahoe National Forest roams "Sasquatch". I am convinced the track I found was special and something we may have missed by an hour or so. Perhaps it was still there just watching from afar as we passed on by or trudged through the swampy shores of this hidden pond. Loch Leven Lakes do not disappoint this by far was an amazing area I never explored within the sierras before just outside of Truckee California. We have done quite a few expeditions in the area but this certainly completes me especially since we worked with the Donner Truckee area multiple times this summer coming up empty Loch Leven gave us a few bones and treats along the way so definitely an awesome monster expedition that ill no sooner forget!

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Lord Rick
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Sennacherib king of the Sargonid Dynasty of Assyria(reigned 705-681 BCE)

Sennacherib (reigned 705-681 BCE) was the second king of the Sargonid Dynasty of Assyria (founded by his father Sargon II). He is one of the most famous Assyrian kings owing to the part he plays in narratives in the biblical Old Testament (II Kings, II Chronicles, and Isaiah) and, since the 19th century CE, from the poem “The Destruction of Sennacherib” by the English poet Lord Byron. He is also known as the second Assyrian king to have sacked Babylon’s temples and been assassinated for his affront to the gods (the first king being Tukulti-Ninurta I in c. 1225 BCE). Sennacherib abandoned his father’s new city of Dur-Sharrukin and moved the capital to Nineveh, which he handsomely restored. The famous Hanging Gardens, which traditionally have been attributed to Babylon, are now thought by some scholars to have actually been Sennacherib’s creation at Nineveh. His reign was marked largely by his campaigns against Babylon and the revolts against Assyrian rule led by a tribal chief named Merodach-Baladan. After sacking Babylon, he was assassinated by his sons.

EARLY REIGN & FIRST SACK OF BABYLON
During the reign of Sargon II (722-705 BCE), Sennacherib had effectively maintained the administration of the empire while his father was away on military campaigns. According to inscriptions and letters from the time, Sargon II trusted his son to handle the daily affairs of state but did not seem to think highly of him as a man or future king. The historian Susan Wise Bauer writes, “Sargon had, apparently, not been reticent in spreading his opinion of his son abroad. When Sennacherib came to the throne, the provinces – convinced that the crown prince was boneless and inadequate – celebrated their coming freedom from Assyrian rule” (382). Sennacherib seems to have regarded his father with similar disdain; there is no mention of Sargon II in any of Sennacherib’s inscriptions and no record of any monuments or temples linking Sennacherib’s reign and accomplishments with his father’s. Sargon II’s new capital city of Dur-Sharrukin, which Sennacherib had been forced to oversee the construction of for ten years, was abandoned shortly after Sargon II’s death and the capital moved to Nineveh.


King Sennacherib – Son of Sargon II spent his rule (705-681) defending the kingdom his father had built. He was renowned for enlarging and building up the capital of Nineveh. He extended the city wall and built an irrigation canal.

Since Sennacherib had been forced to play the role of government official under his father, it is understandable that the people, at his ascension to the throne, might have considered him weak; unlike other Assyrian kings of the past, he had never accompanied his father on campaign and so had never proved himself in battle. One of these campaigns, among the last Sargon II ever led, was against a tribal chief named Merodach-Baladan who had taken the crown of Babylon and control of the southern region of Mesopotamia. Sargon II had defeated Merodach-Baladan’s allies, the Elamites, and driven the chief from Babylon, afterwards taking the crown for himself. He made the mistake, however, of sparing Merodach-Baladan’s life, allowing him to remain in his hometown of Bit-Yakin by the Persian Gulf, and this decision would cause Sennacherib some of the most serious problems of his reign. Shortly after Sennacherib came to the throne, Merodach-Baladan returned to Babylon at the head of an army comprised of his tribesmen and Elamite warriors, assassinated the sitting ruler of the city, and again took the throne.

Sennacherib had not done anything to endear himself to the Babylonians. Sargon II had won Babylon in battle and been recognized as the legitimate king. It would have been expected that, after his coronation, Sennacherib would travel to Babylon to “take the hand of Marduk” and legitimize his own rule over the city and the southern reaches. “Taking the hand of Marduk” meant to ceremoniously acknowledge Marduk as the god of Babylon and show one’s respect for the city by holding the hand of the statue of the god during the ritual that legitimized one’s rule. Sennacherib dispensed with that custom and proclaimed himself king of Babylon without bothering to even visit the city, thus insulting Babylon and its chief god.

The Babylonians, therefore, welcomed the arrival of Merodach-Baladan and felt they had nothing to fear from the new Assyrian king. Sennacherib seemed to confirm their confidence in 703 BCE by sending an army, led by his commander-in-chief instead of himself, to drive the invaders out of Babylon and restore Assyrian rule; this army was swiftly defeated by the combined forces of the Elamites, Chaldeans, and Aramaeans. Babylon then arranged its troops, just in case the Assyrians decided to try again, and settled back down to its own business and proceeded to ignore the Assyrian king. According to Bauer,

That was the last straw. Sennacherib himself came sweeping down like the wrath of Assur and broke through the allied front line, barely pausing. Merodach-Baladan ran from the battlefield and crept into the marshes of the Sealand, which he knew well, to hide himself; Sennacherib marched the rest of the way to Babylon, which prudently opened its gates as soon as it saw the Assyrian king on the horizon. Sennacherib came through the open gate, but chose to send Babylon a message: he ransacked the city, took almost a quarter of a million captives, and destroyed the fields and groves of anyone who had joined the alliance against him (384).

The people of Babylon quickly realized that the poor opinion they had held of Sennacherib was misguided. In this early campaign the new king showed himself an adept tactician, able military leader, and ruthless enemy.

FURTHER REBELLIONS & CAMPAIGNS
Merodach-Baladan had fled to Elam but did not remain idle there. He encouraged others to revolt against Assyrian rule. Among these was King Hezekiah of Judah who was told that, if he stood against Assyria, aid would come from Egypt. Shortly after Sennacherib took Babylon, the cities of Tyre and Sidon on the Mediterranean Sea revolted at the same time as the Philistine cities of Ekron and Lachish in Canaan. In 701 BCE Sennacherib marched his armies into the region to put down the revolts. The Assyrian-appointed king of Ekron, meanwhile, had been taken to Jerusalem in chains and handed over to Hezekiah who imprisoned him. Sennacherib was busy with the siege of the city of Lachish, and so he sent his envoys to Jerusalem to demand the release of the imprisoned king and the city’s surrender. Bauer notes that “they were not just any envoys but Sennacherib’s own general, chief officer, and field commander; and they arrived at the head of a large army” (385). While these officers dealt with the Jerusalem problem, Sennacherib concentrated on reducing Lachish by siege. The historian Simon Anglim describes the Assyrian assault:

At Lachish, the city was first surrounded to prevent escape. Next, archers were brought forward; under the cover of giant shields, they cleared the battlements. The king then used the tried-and-tested Assyrian method of building an earthen ramp close to the enemy wall, covering it with flat stone and wheeling forward a machine that combined a siege-tower with a battering ram. The Assyrians then staged a two-pronged assault. The tower was wheeled up the ramp and the ram was brought to bear against the mid-section of the enemy wall. Archers in the tower cleared the battlements while bowmen on the ground pushed up close to the wall to cover an infantry assault with scaling ladders. The fighting appears to have been intense, and the assault probably took several days, yet eventually the Assyrians entered the city (190).

Lachish was taken and the population slaughtered. Those who were spared were deported to regions in Assyria. While the siege was underway, the envoys outside the gates of Jerusalem were in negotiations with Hezekiah’s representatives. Referring to Egypt as “a splintered reed” which could be of no help to the city, the Assyrian general addressed Hezekiah’s men loudly in Hebrew, rather than Aramaic, so that the people lining the city’s walls could understand him. When Hezekiah’s representatives asked him to speak in Aramaic so that the people would not panic, the general refused, saying, “The message is for them too. Like you, they will have to eat their own dung and drink their own urine” (Bauer, 386). Hezekiah released the King of Ekron and sent eleven tons of silver and a ton of gold to Sennacherib at Lachish. The Assyrian army withdrew from Jerusalem to fight the Egyptians at Eltekeh. They defeated the Egyptian forces and then marched back to the region of the Levant and put down the rebellions at Ekron, Tyre, and Sidon.

THE SIEGE OF JERUSALEM
With order now restored and rebellious populations decimated and deported, Sennacherib turned his attention again to Jerusalem. Although Hezekiah had paid him a handsome tribute, Sennacherib was not one to forgive and forget. He marched on the city and, according to his inscriptions, took it by siege:

As to Hezekiah, the Jew, he did not submit to my yoke, I laid siege to his strong cities, walled forts, and countless small villages, and conquered them by means of well-stamped earth-ramps and battering-rams brought near the walls with an attack by foot soldiers, using mines, breeches as well as trenches. I drove out 200,150 people, young and old, male and female, horses, mules, donkeys, camels, big and small cattle beyond counting, and considered them slaves. Himself I made a prisoner in Jerusalem, his royal residence, like a bird in a cage. I surrounded him with earthwork in order to molest those who were his city's gate. Thus I reduced his country, but I still increased the tribute and the presents to me as overlord which I imposed upon him beyond the former tribute, to be delivered annually. Hezekiah himself, did send me, later, to Nineveh, my lordly city, together with 30 talents of gold, 800 talents of silver, precious stones, antimony, large cuts of red stone, couches inlaid with ivory, nimedu-chairs inlaid with ivory, elephant-hides, ebony-wood, boxwood and all kinds of valuable treasures, his own daughters and concubines.

According to the biblical record of the event, however, the siege was lifted through divine intervention. The Book of II Kings 18-19, the Book of II Chronicles 32, and the Book of Isaiah 37 all claim that Sennacherib laid siege to Jerusalem, but the prophet Isaiah told Hezekiah he had nothing to fear because God would defend the city.

Therefore this is what the Lord says concerning the king of Assyria:

“He will not enter this city
or shoot an arrow here.
He will not come before it with shield
or build a siege ramp against it.
By the way that he came he will return;
he will not enter this city,
declares the Lord.
I will defend this city and save it,
for my sake and for the sake of David my servant.”

That night the angel of the Lord went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the Assyrian camp. When the people got up the next morning—there were all the dead bodies! So Sennacherib king of Assyria broke camp and withdrew. He returned to Nineveh and stayed there (II Kings 19: 31-36).

It is this event which inspired Lord Byron’s 1815 CE poem, “The Destruction of Sennacherib”, which made the king’s name a household word because schoolchildren would be required to memorize and recite it regularly. By dint of repetition, even those not acquainted with the story in II Kings came to understand that the Assyrian king was defeated by the god of the Hebrews. Long before Byron wrote his poem, however, Assyrian chroniclers would reference Sennacherib’s failure to take Jerusalem. While the Bible does record the 46 cities of Judah which fell to the Assyrians (as recorded by Sennacherib), it maintains that Jerusalem was not one of them. Further, although Sennacherib’s palace at Nineveh was decorated with reliefs depicting his campaigns and victories including many detailing the siege of Lachish, Jerusalem never appears among them.

Assyrian Soldiers


Scholars have cited Herodotus’ account of the Assyrian’s misfortune in battle against Egypt at the city of Pelusium in regards to their siege of Jerusalem. Herodotus writes that the Egyptian leader Sethos prayed to his god for help in defeating the massive Assyrian force, and the god sent into the Assyrian camp “a swarm of field mice [who] gnawed through their quivers and their bows, and the handles of their shields as well, so that the next day, weaponless, all they could do was flee, and their losses were heavy” (II.141). It is thought that both stories refer to a plague which struck the Assyrian camp and devastated the army on two separate occasions. Whatever happened outside of Jerusalem, whether God’s intervention, a plague, or God’s intervention in the form of the plague, the city remained intact and Sennacherib returned to Nineveh.

BUILDING PROJECTS & THE INVASION OF ELAM
Back in Nineveh, Sennacherib devoted himself to further building projects. He had already commissioned the renovation of the city early on and now took on a personal role in overseeing the construction of parks, gardens, and orchards. He was especially fond of flowers and plants and imported specimens from throughout the empire for his public gardens. He paid particular attention to his palace which he called “the Palace without Rival”, the same phrase his father had used to describe the palace at Dur-Sharrukin. The historian Christopher Scarre writes:

Sennacherib’s palace had all the usual accoutrements of a major Assyrian residence: colossal guardian figures and impressively carved stone reliefs (over 2,000 sculptured slabs in 71 rooms). Its gardens, too, were exceptional. Recent research by British Assyriologist Stephanie Dalley has suggested that these were the famous Hanging Gardens, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Later writers placed the Hanging Gardens at Babylon, but extensive research has failed to find any trace of them. Sennacherib’s proud account of the palace gardens he created at Nineveh fits that of the Hanging Gardens in several significant details (231).

While he was busying himself with renovation and construction projects in Nineveh, however, trouble was erupting in the south. After he had taken Babylon, Sennacherib placed a trusted official named Bel-ibni on the throne to rule for him. Bel-ibni had been raised alongside Sennacherib in the Assyrian court and was thought to be trustworthy. It turned out that, however loyal Bel-ibni may have been, he was an incompetent ruler who allowed the southern regions to do whatever they pleased. Merodach-Baladan had returned from hiding and was instigating unrest throughout the region. Sennacherib marched south again to put down the revolts. He sent Bel-ibni back to Nineveh and appointed his own son and chosen heir, Ashur-nadin-shumi, to rule Babylon.

He then went in pursuit of Merodach-Baladan, equipping a vast army to find and kill the rebel leader but, when they finally located him, he had died of natural causes. Sennacherib returned to Nineveh but was soon called to campaign again. The Elamites had kidnapped Ashur-nadin-shumi and claimed Babylon as their own. Sennacherib defeated the Babylonians, re-took the city, and executed the rebels, but there was no word on the fate of his son and no ransom note had been delivered. This action “produced a full-blown war between Assyria, Babylon, and Elam. Fighting went on for four years” (Bauer, 388). Sennacherib mounted an enormous expedition to invade Elam that included Phoenician ships and the whole might of the Assyrian army. The Elamite king gathered his forces and marched to meet the Assyrians by the banks of the Tigris River. Sennacherib’s inscriptions describe the opening battle:

With the dust of their feet covering the wide heavens like a mighty storm, they drew up in battle array before me on the bank of the Tigris. They blocked my passage and offered battle. I put on my coat of mail. My helmet, emblem of victory, I placed upon my head. My great battle chariot which brings low the foe, I hurriedly mounted in the anger of my heart. The mighty bow which Assur had given me I seized in my hands; the javelin, piercing to the life, I grasped. I stopped their advance, succeeding in surrounding them. I decimated the enemy host with arrow and spear. All of their bodies I bored through. I cut their throats like lambs, cut off their precious lives as one cuts string. Like the many waters of a storm I made the contents of their gullets and entrails run down upon the wide earth. My prancing steeds, harnessed for my riding, plunged into the steams of their blood as into a river. The wheels of my war chariot, which brings low the wicked and the evil, were bespattered with filth and blood. With the bodies of their warriors I filled the plain, like grass. Their testicles I cut off and tore their privates like the seeds of cucumbers in June. Then they fled from me. They held back their urine but let their dung go into their chariots. 150,000 of their warriors I cut down with the sword.

While the battle was successful, the war was lost and Sennacherib returned to Nineveh. No inscriptions record the fate of his son, but he is thought to have been executed c. 694 BCE. Babylon and the southern regions remained under Elamite control. Sennacherib went back to his building projects and seemed to have decided to leave Babylon alone.

Stele of King Sennacherib

SACK OF BABYLON & DEATH OF SENNACHERIB
When the Elamite king died the following year, Sennacherib mobilized his forces and suddenly struck at Babylon. The city fell and he sent the pretender to the throne back to Nineveh in chains. He had spent more time during his reign dealing with Babylon and the Elamites, and expended more men and resources on subduing the city, than on any other campaign, and so he ordered the city to be razed to the ground. His inscriptions describe the destruction:

I destroyed, I devastated, I burned with fire. The wall and outer-wall, temples and gods, temple-towers of brick and earth, as many as there were, I razed and dumped them into the Arahtu canal. Through the midst of the city I dug canals, I flooded its site with water…That in days to come, the site of that city, and its temples and gods, might not be remembered, I completely blotted it out with floods of water and made it like a meadow. I removed the dust of Babylon for presents to be sent to the most distant peoples.

Babylon was destroyed and the statue of their god, Marduk, was carried back to Nineveh. Sennacherib no longer had to worry about who was ruling in Babylon or what trouble they were causing; the city no longer existed. Sennacherib may have thought that now Babylon would cause him no further problems, but in this he was mistaken. As in the reign of Tukulti-Ninurta I, the people were outraged at Sennacherib’s destruction of the great city and, further, by his sacrilege in plundering the temples and taking the statue of Marduk as a prize. Bauer writes, “Turning Babylon into a lake – covering the civilized land with water, returning the city of Marduk to the primordial chaos – was an insult to the god. Sennacherib compounded this by ordering the statue of Marduk hauled back to Assyria” (389). The Assyrians and Babylonians revered many of the same gods – even though they often had different names – and this insult to Marduk, the god who had brought order out of chaos, was intolerable.

The Book of II Kings 19:37 states, “One day, while [Sennacherib] was worshiping in the temple of his god Nisrok, his sons Adrammelek and Sharezer killed him with the sword, and they escaped to the land of Ararat. And Esarhaddon his son succeeded him as king.” Assyrian inscriptions also maintain that he was killed by his sons but differ on whether he was stabbed or crushed to death. The historian Stephen Bertman writes, “Sennacherib was stabbed to death by an assassin (possibly one of his sons) or, according to another account, was crushed to death by the monumental weight of a winged bull that he just happened to be standing beneath” (102). Whichever way he died, it is thought that he was killed because of his treatment of Babylon.

It is known that Tukulti-Ninurta I’s assassination, also by his sons, was a direct result of his sack of Babylon, so there is the possibility that later scribes conflated the motive behind Sennacherib’s assassination with that of Tukulti-Ninurta I, but it is just as possible that the destruction of Babylon led to Sennacherib’s death as surely as it had for Tukulti-Ninurta I. After the kidnapping of Ashur-nadin-shumi, Sennacherib had needed to choose another heir and, in 683 BCE, chose his youngest son, Esarhaddon (who was not the son of his queen but of a concubine named Zakutu). The older brothers certainly could have been motivated to kill their father for this snub in order to take the throne for themselves but would have needed a legitimate reason for doing so; the destruction of Babylon would have provided them with justification. After Sennacherib’s assassination, Esarhaddon took the throne and defeated his brother’s factions in a six-week civil war. He then had his brother’s families and associates executed. Once his rule was secure he issued new decrees and proclamations; among the first of these was that Babylon should be restored.

by Joshua J. Mark
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