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The Monumental Baalbek – The largest building blocks on Earth
ancient-origins.net ^ | 7-15-2013 | April Holloway

Posted on 08/11/2013 10:47:41 AM PDT by Renfield

In Lebanon, at an altitude of approximately 1,170 meters in Beqaa valley stands the famous Baalbek or known in Roman times as Heliopolis. Baalbek is an ancient site that has been used since the Bronze Age with a history of at least 9,000 years, according to evidence found during the German archaeological expedition in 1898.

Baalbek was an ancient Phoenician city that was named by the name of the sky God Baal. The name ‘Baal’ in the Phoenician language meant ‘lord’ or ‘god’. Legends abound around Baalbek with some of them mentioning that Baalbek was the place where Baal first arrived on Earth and thus ancient alien theorists suggest that the initial building was probably built as a platform to be used for sky God Baal to ‘land’ and ‘take off’.

Part of this suggestion is because Heliopolis was built on a massive platform that probably was built in pre-roman times for the initial temple or city of Baal - Baalbek. If you look at the picture it becomes obvious that different civilizations have built different parts of what is now known as Heliopolis. However beyond theories, the actual purpose of this structure as well as who has built it are completely unknown. Massive stone blocks have been used with the largest of the stones to be approximately 1,500 tons and a size of 68x14x14 feet. Those are the largest building blocks that have ever existed in the whole world.....

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TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: archaaeology; baal; baalbek; godsgravesglyphs; heliopolis; holyland; idols; lebanon; romanempire


1 posted on 08/11/2013 10:47:42 AM PDT by Renfield
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


2 posted on 08/11/2013 10:48:15 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

I love stories like this - how in the world were those giant blocks moved? Better call the Ancient Aliens guy with the hair.


3 posted on 08/11/2013 10:54:19 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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4 posted on 08/11/2013 10:57:42 AM PDT by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: Crazieman

His hairdo looks like it comes from outer space. Someone needs to give him a gift certificate to a barber shop.


5 posted on 08/11/2013 11:00:16 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

I would refer to this as the Galactica Theory - where mankind has been traveling through the stars and forced to find new planets because they keep destroying the ones the currently occupy. We keep making the same mistakes as a small band of survivors begins anew - but generations later - the same is repeated. 9,000 yrs ago with some form of technology to form and move those blocks - pretty advanced...as the Cylons say, “All Of This Has Happened Before And Will Happen Again.”

just my opinion to through this conversation in another direction...


6 posted on 08/11/2013 11:01:22 AM PDT by BCW (Book - http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: Renfield

It’s from Centauri.


7 posted on 08/11/2013 11:03:18 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: Renfield
... It is worth mentioning here that even in the temple of Solomon, Baal was a deity that was allowed to be worshiped in the temple.

Perhaps in later days...

8 posted on 08/11/2013 11:04:51 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: BCW
I would refer to this as the Galactica Theory - where mankind has been traveling through the stars and forced to find new planets because they keep destroying the ones the currently occupy

Entropy has nothing to do with it?

9 posted on 08/11/2013 11:05:15 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Renfield
They have made many buildings out of other structures. We like summitry. The large scale stones are just the high point of stone carving with another stone.
10 posted on 08/11/2013 11:14:33 AM PDT by Domangart
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To: Renfield

This post reminds me of another from November:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2964149/posts
Stonemason James Vieira of Ashfield studies ‘mound builders,’ ancient stonework

Real interesting video of a lecture of his findings:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eNjm4_moFE


11 posted on 08/11/2013 11:15:00 AM PDT by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: Renfield

Give me my Baalbek !!!

Sheesh, you would think by now dogs could have learned how to spell.

12 posted on 08/11/2013 11:24:30 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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13 posted on 08/11/2013 11:49:51 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: dainbramaged

Was in Baalbek in 1962.

Tour guide told us that the huge rocks were hewn in Egypt and transported by boat. Many of them did not make it to place of destination and can be found on bottom of Mediterranean in a line drawn from Alexandria to Lebanese coast.

Place is not too far from Zahleh (Christian area) known for their excellent Labanese cuisine and arak (Lebanese equivalent of Ouzo).


14 posted on 08/11/2013 1:00:23 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Renfield

Has anyone ever checked to see if those blocks are solid stone?


15 posted on 08/11/2013 1:02:19 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: BCW

Yep. We keep eating the forbidden fruit over and over again. Too stupid to see truth.


16 posted on 08/11/2013 1:10:02 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Age of Reason

Most likely these “stones” are alkalai-activated aluminosilicate concrete objects manufactured in place. Ancient man was pretty familiar with these cements which resulted in concretes superior in many ways to present day portland cement concretes. Only an experienced mineralogist can distinguish them from natural limestone concretations.

Have Professor Davidovits take a look.


17 posted on 08/11/2013 1:33:32 PM PDT by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: Renfield

I love watching youtube videos on this megolithic construction sites around the world.

Nephtalim!


18 posted on 08/11/2013 1:38:28 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Thy Kingdom come!)
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To: Crazieman
Evil Aliens


19 posted on 08/11/2013 2:20:45 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Renfield

Pretty impressive, regardless of the answer.


20 posted on 08/11/2013 3:34:10 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: Renfield; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

Thanks Renfield.

21 posted on 08/12/2013 4:00:41 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Renfield

Richard Haliburton taught me this lesson at age 12.

Richard Haliburton Book of Marvels, the Orient

It is my memory that the block, the largest known to history, was on the road to the quarry.


22 posted on 08/12/2013 4:25:13 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: dainbramaged; BCW; Domangart; John Valentine; OldNewYork
Handling big rocks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRRDzFROMx0

23 posted on 08/12/2013 4:45:47 AM PDT by ThanhPhero (Khách sang La Vang hanh huong tham vieng Maria)
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To: BCW

>>I would refer to this as the Galactica Theory - where mankind has been traveling through the stars and forced to find new planets because they keep destroying the ones the currently occupy. We keep making the same mistakes as a small band of survivors begins anew - but generations later - the same is repeated. 9,000 yrs ago with some form of technology to form and move those blocks - pretty advanced...as the Cylons say, “All Of This Has Happened Before And Will Happen Again.”

With all that “technology” coming in 9k year cycles, I’m wondering why we don’t find something a little more advanced than bigger Leggo blocks, something like a strip mall or freeway overpass.


24 posted on 08/12/2013 8:33:44 AM PDT by Yollopoliuhqui
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To: Renfield

In before the entire universe is only 6000 years old.


25 posted on 08/12/2013 8:47:29 AM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? Soon we'll have both!)
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To: Yollopoliuhqui
How much of the remains of a civilization that has "advanced" to the point where everything is biodegradable to last more than 10,000 years?
26 posted on 08/12/2013 8:51:11 AM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? Soon we'll have both!)
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To: Renfield
His hairdo looks like it comes from outer space. Someone needs to give him a gift certificate to a barber shop.

Like that will work. Looks like someone tried to drag him into a barber shop by his hair, but he escaped.

27 posted on 08/12/2013 11:38:53 AM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: Renfield; SunkenCiv

If you go to the site of the original article there are a couple of very interesting videos. One is almost an hour long and generally moves its storyline between Baalbeck and Egypt.


28 posted on 08/12/2013 11:51:36 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: Yollopoliuhqui

they used the KISS way of life...but of course - I’m just guessing...highways do deteriorate over time unless maintained...look at the Interstates in Indiana!


29 posted on 08/12/2013 3:11:04 PM PDT by BCW (Book - http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: Renfield; NormsRevenge
Huh...?

Men were a lot bigger then?

30 posted on 08/12/2013 5:58:52 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: libertarian27

Fascinating,...thanks for the links.


31 posted on 08/12/2013 7:05:57 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: 353FMG

And you believed him?


32 posted on 08/13/2013 12:12:01 AM PDT by spyone (ridiculum)
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To: Renfield

The Unfinished Tekhen (Obelisk) of Aswan

As the title suggests, Unfinished Obelisk is an incomplete work, located in Aswan, Egypt. If completed it would have been the largest Egyptian obelisk ever finished. It is carved from bedrock with an estimated weight of 1100 tons.

33 posted on 08/13/2013 4:17:43 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: SunkenCiv; Renfield

This is a site I have wanted to visit since I was a kid. Maybe someday before I’m planted in the ground the region won’t be run by batsh!t crazy people who want to kill me.


34 posted on 08/13/2013 1:55:25 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Renfield
His hairdo looks like it comes from outer space. Someone needs to give him a gift certificate to a barber shop.


35 posted on 08/13/2013 7:28:56 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: spyone

And you have a better explanation?


36 posted on 08/13/2013 10:03:34 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: colorado tanker

We’ll have to live a long time to see that, I’m afraid.

Meanwhile, I’d like the megalithic construction phase to be scientifically dated.


37 posted on 08/14/2013 3:22:01 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: BCW

“All Of This Has Happened Before And Will Happen Again.”

Actually that line is almost right out of the Bible.....”There is no new thing under the sun”


38 posted on 08/15/2013 4:44:21 PM PDT by stockpirate (American taxpayer's are: The New World Order slaves for the collective.)
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To: libertarian27

Fascinating,...thanks for the links.


39 posted on 08/15/2013 5:39:41 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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