The great mystery of the ruins of Baalbek, and indeed one of the greatest mysteries of the ancient world, concerns the massive foundation stones beneath the Roman Temple of Jupiter.
They range in size from 450 tons (Cheops at Giza has an avergae block weight of 2.5 tons) all the way up to the three biggest, called the Trilithon, whose weight exceeds 1000 tons each. Another even larger stone lies in a limestone quarry a quarter of a mile from the Baalbek complex. Weighing an estimated 1200 tons, it is the single largest piece of stonework ever crafted in the world.
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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The local inhabitants of the Beqa’a Valley preserve legends about the origins of the Great Platform which say that Baalbek’s first city was built before the Great Flood by Cain, and later re-built by a race of giants…. Dig in..