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.
Thank you for the photo and the information.
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Photo taken in Baalbek District, Lebanon
Misplaced? Suggest new location