Baalbek Lebanon: Recent Excavations Reveal Cut 1650 Ton Stone Block
In the summer of 2014 the Oriental Department of the German Archaeological Institute conducted excavations in the stone quarry of Baalbek/Ancient Heliopolis, in Lebanon. There lies the famous monolith “Hajjar al-Hibla” (Stone of the Pregnant Woman.) Similar stone blocks of a 20m length were used for the podium of the huge Temple of Jupiter in the Roman sanctuary of Baalbek.
The aim of this year’s excavations was to find new data about the quarrying techniques and the transporting of the megaliths. Archaeologists documented processing traces and investigated the old dumps of the quarrying work, in order to locate datable and stratifiable shards of pottery and other small artifacts.
Archaeologists found out that the megalith “Hajjar al-Hibla” was left in the quarry, because the stone quality of the block’s edge proved to be poor and the huge stone could easily be damaged during its transport. Most of the photos here are thanks to http://kinozal-lai.ru/.
Below the “Hajjar al-Hibla” and directly beside it there is another megalithic stone block, even bigger than the first one: it measures about 19.60 by 6 by 5.5 meters. In order to determine the exact height, the trenches should be extended in one of the next archaeological expeditions at the site.
The second block weighs 1,650 tons. Archaeologists concluded that the block was meant to be transported without being cut, and this means that it is the biggest known ancient cut stone on the planet. Join us and see these amazing new discoveries for yourself in March 2015 HERE.
Join us as well on our third annual Lost Ancient Technology Tour of Egypt which precedes our exploration of Baalbek in March 2015. Full details HERE.
In May 2015 we will have the first ever tour dedicated to the examination of the Elongated Skulls of Peru and Bolivia. Full details HERE.
And in June 2015 we host authors Hugh Newman and Andrew Collins; join us as we explore the megaliths of Peru and Bolivia HERE.
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