The Temple of Bacchus was one of the three main temples at a large complex in classical antiquity, at Baalbek in Lebanon. It is larger than the Parthenon in Greece and was completed about 150 AD.

The Temple of Bacchus was one of the three main temples at a large complex in classical antiquity, at Baalbek in Lebanon. It is larger than the Parthenon in Greece and was completed about 150 AD.

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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.

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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The ruins of the Roman Temple of Bacchus at Baalbek, Lebanon.

The ruins of the Roman Temple of Bacchus at Baalbek, Lebanon.

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The doorway at the Temple of Jupiter, Baalbek, Lebanon.

The doorway at the Temple of Jupiter, Baalbek, Lebanon.

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Baalbek, Lebanon. http://www.worldheritagesite.org/sites/baalbek.html

Baalbek, Lebanon. http://www.worldheritagesite.org/sites/baalbek.html

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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.

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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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?

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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Heliopolis (Baalbek) Lebanon - Roman ruins

Heliopolis (Baalbek) Lebanon - Roman ruins

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Baalbek Lebanon; thanks to Mark Laplume for pointing this out...insane megaliths...

Baalbek Lebanon; thanks to Mark Laplume for pointing this out...insane megaliths...

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Baalbeck, also known as Baalbek (Arabic: بعلبك‎ / ALA-LC: Baʻalbik, Lebanese pronunciation: [ˈbʕalbik]) is a town in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon situated east of the Litani River. Known as Heliopolis (Greek: Ἡλιούπολις) during the period of Roman rule, it was one of the largest sanctuaries in the empire and contains some of the best preserved Roman ruins in Lebanon.

Baalbeck, also known as Baalbek (Arabic: بعلبك‎ / ALA-LC: Baʻalbik, Lebanese pronunciation: [ˈbʕalbik]) is a town in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon situated east of the Litani River. Known as Heliopolis (Greek: Ἡλιούπολις) during the period of Roman rule, it was one of the largest sanctuaries in the empire and contains some of the best preserved Roman ruins in Lebanon.

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