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Baalbeck The Largest carved monolith on earth

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missakassim on June 28, 2009

The largest stone (the largest building block of the world) is about 21.36m long. This monolith of 4.33m high, 4.6m wide and weighs about 1200 and 2000 tons. It was transported up the terrace of Baalbek and has the name 'Hajar el Gouble' (Stone of the South) or 'Hajar el Hibla' (Stone of the Pregnant Woman). This stone and the other cuboids of the terrace of Baalback give the archeologists and other scientists and engineers big mysteries. It is unclear how such huge stones were excavated, chiselled, transported and placed exactly in the foundations.

s_v_k on October 20, 2009

Thank you for the photo and the information.

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  • Uploaded on May 6, 2009
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    by missakassim
    • Camera: NIKON E8700
    • Taken on 2005/05/01 11:36:40
    • Exposure: 0.004s
    • Focal Length: 8.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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