Friday, January 28, 2011

The Mystery of the Stones at Baalbek: Superhuman Strength or Supernatural Power?

Situated at Baalbek on a lush, high plain, 53 miles from Beirut in Lebanon, stand the ruins of a group of Roman temples famous for the beauty and grace of their architecture.


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Constructed in the first century A.D., the temples stand on a raised platform and command magnificent views of the countryside below. But it is not only the setting that is spectacular; surrounding the temples is a massive stone wall that baffles experts even today.
At its western end lie three of the largest cut blocks of stone in the world. Transporting and placing them in their horizontal would pose an insurmountable problem even to modern engineers using the most sophisticated machinery technology can provide. Yet these stones have been in position for almost 2,000 years. Despite the technical expertise of the Romans, there is no similar example of such astonishing skill anywhere else in their former empire. The great stones of Baalbek are unique.
Full story by Mr Ghaz
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