In eastern Lebanon (Lebanon) there is a city called Baalbek. It houses a ruin called the Temple of Jupiter, whose stone blocks are so massive that they exceed current technology.
(Jupiter is the name of a God in Roman mythology. Later people used this name to name a planet in the solar system, that is Jupiter, Jupiter).
While trying to verify the true origin of this temple at Baalbek, academia has told us that in 27 BC the Roman Emperor Augustus probably made an impossible decision. understand the construction of a great and undeniably luxurious temple, in a place no one knows.
A monumental construction The
ruins at Baalbek are absolutely majestic, with a large courtyard built on a large ground that is still supported by three huge walls today. These partition walls are made up of 27 limestone blocks, which are larger in size than any other limestone blocks found in the world. Each block weighs at least 300 tons, and three blocks weigh more than 800 tons. These three blocks have earned their reputation and are commonly known as the “Great Three Stones” (Trilithon). The Great Three Stones in the partition walls are three of the four largest rocks ever lifted in history.
Location of the megalith on the wall of the Temple of Jupiter. (Photo via Info Viral)
The Temple of Jupiter is truly one of the most impressive ancient temples in the world. Measuring 88×48m and standing on a platform or platform, with a monumental step leading up. This podium is 13m higher than the surrounding terrain.
Doubts pile up
The entire site of the Temple of Jupiter. (Photo: Internet)
If we really think about all the officially accepted facts within the given academic time frame, we see that the site chosen for this Temple of Jupiter is completely absurd, and we We cannot find a good reason why Augustus chose the site at Baalbek to build such a magnificent temple.
In Roman times, Baalbek was just a small city on the trade route to Damascus. It had no religious or cultural importance to Rome other than as a favorite burial site for native tribes. It is hard to understand why a very selfish Roman empire would have to go to great lengths to create such a magnificent and luxurious structure in Lebanon and in a place like Baalbek so far away from Rome.
Rome was, after all, a greedy empire, and they plundered many historical treasures from other countries, such as the obelisks of Egypt, and around the same time. The Temple of Jupiter is under construction.
It would be far more reasonable to speculate that Baalbek might possess something the Romans desired. Something that no other place, not even Rome, can give them, is also the reason so many people wish to be buried here. But we are told by academia: “No, the temple is definitely of Roman origin, undisputed!”.
An artist’s concept drawing of an image of Baalbek in Roman times. (Image: Wikipedia)
However, there are serious problems with this statement. When investigating the stone blocks in the partition walls at this Baalbek temple, it is clear that they are much more worn out than the ruins of Jupiter and the two other Roman temples that were built on this site. Since the stone that built the partition walls was of the same type as the temple, we can reasonably assume that the more worn-out blocks were built older.
It is also quite reasonable to judge that the Roman temple was in fact an addition to a foundation that had existed so long before, and this also helps to explain why such a desolate site was was chosen to build the temple – because it provided Augustus with an available foundation on which to build his temple.
The problem is actually very simple and obvious. It is puzzling as to why the mainstream archaeological community scoffed at the idea that the walls and platform might have been built before the temple. The considerable amount of wear and tear visible on the large rocks of the retaining wall more than suffices to demonstrate a much older age of the Temple of Jupiter. If there is substantial geological evidence to the contrary to a theory, then the theory is clearly not true, which is not too difficult to understand.
But maybe this is a problem for academics. When the Romans built the Temple of Jupiter, if they had built on a foundation previously made by someone ancient, who up to this day is still unknown, then of course academia did not. wanted to revive that “ancient civilization” again.
The east entrance of the site. (Image: Heretiq/Wikipedia)
Another point worth noting, Rome was once known as an arrogant dictatorship, and we have not found any evidence in Roman records of the construction of great walls. this. There are only records of transportability during the reigns of many Roman emperors, including Augustus.
These records clearly indicate that the capacity to transport large blocks of stone in Rome at that time was a little over 300 tons, and with a great degree of difficulty. For example, the transport of the Laterano Memorial Column (Laterano Obelisk) to Rome, once celebrated with great enthusiasm, was an unspeakably difficult and dangerous undertaking, a plan that had spanned three imperial dynasties. sole. Yet the transport of the 800-ton colossal blocks at Baalbek to the Temple of Jupiter is not mentioned in the records. This fact immediately raised suspicion.
Another point worth noting is that during the reign of Augustus, the Romans also knew about concrete, and very often used it. The Coliseum still standing in Rome today is a prime example of classical Roman concrete architecture. But this is not the style the Romans built with giant rocks. In fact, not a single stone structure ever appeared during the Roman dynasties.
Decorative relief in the Temple of Jupiter. (Image: BlingBling10/Wikipedia)
Another important thing is that Ptolemy later named Baalbek the City of the Sun (Heliopolis). For someone like him to give such a special title that clearly speaks to the importance of this place, it must be a sacred place, and must have a particular architectural feature or connection. significantly with the Other Sun City, which was also a Ptolemaic territory in Egypt.
There is still one more detail: In 636, the Temple of Jupiter was occupied by the Arabs and it was turned into a fortress, which they also repaired. That is, the stones used by the Arabs were added 650 years after the Roman ones.
According to indigenous lore, Baalbek may have been a religious center of Baal worship during the Phoenician civilization, and native Arabic legend has it that these massive walling stones date back to the ancient times. of Cain and Abel (2 brothers in the Old Testament). Other versions say that the platform was built by the Gods of ancient times.
Largest ancient megalithic rock ever known
The largest rock, taken in 2014. (Photo: Ralph Ellis/Wikippedia)
Near the south entrance of Baalbek is a quarry where stones are quarried for the temple. No trace of a road or transport can be found between the quarry and the temple. This also raises the question of how the 800-ton boulders were transported to the construction site, if they were ever actually transported.
This leads to two cases: The stone blocks were moved in an era so far away that all traces of the road have disappeared. Or there is no need for a path at all. Indeed, there is a road that is useless because of the terrible weight of the stones. If there was a road for such a building, its foundation would have to be extremely solid and it would certainly have left traces to this day. So how are they moved?
At the quarry area, there is also the largest treated intact rock on Earth. It is called “Stone of the Pregnant Woman”, is estimated to weigh 1650 tons, with dimensions of 21.5m x 4.8m x 4.2m. With today’s technology nothing can move it. In fact, it would take 24 heavy cranes to just lift it, but moving it was unthinkable.
Renowned researcher Graham Hancock proposes the theory that these megaliths were carved by an older civilization, dating to perhaps 12,000 years ago, and that the Romans were solely responsible for the construction of the temple. worship around them. He wondered if they were contemporaneous with the megalithic site of the Gobekli Tepe temple in Turkey.