Baalbek: Buildings from more than 800 tune blocks

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In Baalbek (located in Lebanon) we find a great platform (bases) made of perfectly aligned stone blocks weighing more than 800 tons. The Romans, who came many years after the platform was built, built it on their own temple of much smaller stones, even though they had very good technical skills in their time.

When you compare the Roman stones with those original hundreds of hundred tons of pieces, it is very funny. There is also a clear difference in the precision of their storage.

It is worth mentioning even more than 1000 tons a large block whose processing would still be very problematic today, let alone some considerations about its transport. The stone partially protrudes from the ground and fascinates with its precise machining.

Source: ETupdates

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