Skip to comments.The Monumental Baalbek – The largest building blocks on Earth
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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I love stories like this - how in the world were those giant blocks moved? Better call the Ancient Aliens guy with the hair.
His hairdo looks like it comes from outer space. Someone needs to give him a gift certificate to a barber shop.
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...
It’s from Centauri.
Perhaps in later days...
Entropy has nothing to do with it?
This post reminds me of another from November:
Stonemason James Vieira of Ashfield studies ‘mound builders,’ ancient stonework
Real interesting video of a lecture of his findings:
Sheesh, you would think by now dogs could have learned how to spell.
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).
Has anyone ever checked to see if those blocks are solid stone?
Yep. We keep eating the forbidden fruit over and over again. Too stupid to see truth.
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.
I love watching youtube videos on this megolithic construction sites around the world.
Pretty impressive, regardless of the answer.
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.
>>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.
In before the entire universe is only 6000 years old.
Like that will work. Looks like someone tried to drag him into a barber shop by his hair, but he escaped.
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.
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!
Men were a lot bigger then?
Fascinating,...thanks for the links.
And you believed him?
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.
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.
And you have a better explanation?
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.
“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”
Fascinating,...thanks for the links.
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