The greatest of the Baalbek stones, perhaps 1200 tons ... Why these stones are such an enigma to contemporary scientists, both engineers and archaeologists alike, is that their method of quarrying, transportation and precision placement is beyond the technological ability of any known ancient or modern builders.

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Baalbek, also know as Heliopolis it was one of the largest sanctuaries in the Roman empire and contains some of the best preserved Roman ruins in Lebanon.

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Temple of Bacchus, Baalbek, Lebanon. My dream is to go there one night, drink three bottles of wine, and pass out on the stone steps.

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Stone of the pregnant woman, Baalbek Temple, Lebanon. Considered the largest hewn stone in the world, still sits where it was cut almost 2,000 years ago. (Some say 12,000 years ago) It weighs an estimated 1,000 tons. Not even our biggest and best cranes in modern times could lift this stone block, so how on earth was it moved to its present position?

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