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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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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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Next up: the explanation as to why, in 2011, the GOP voted to cut funding to US embassies. Could it be because soldier's lives (like women, people of color, the poor) don't actually matter to them at all?

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LEBANON, LEBANESE WOMEN DRESSED IN MILITARY COSTUMES IN SUPPORT OF THE LEBANESE ARMY..BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The Hittites were a Bronze Age people of Anatolia, present day Turkey. They established a kingdom centered at Hattusa in north-central Anatolia c. the 18th century BC. The Hittite empire reached its height ca. the 14th century BCE, encompassing a large part of Anatolia, north-western Syria about as far south as the mouth of the Litani River (in present-day Lebanon), and eastward into upper Mesopotamia.

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Baalbeck is a city in eastern Lebanon famous chiefly for its magnificent, excellently preserved Roman temple ruins. It was a flourishing Phoenician town when the Greeks occupied it in 331 B.C. They renamed it Heliopolis (City of the Sun).

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