Lebanon: Baalbek – Roman Quarry

ust outside the ancient Heliopolis in Baalbek lies the Roman quarry where the stones for the Temple of Jupiter were cut from. The large singe rectangular monolith that lies here is 20m long and 4.5m wide, making it one of, if not the largest single stone cut by men. Interestingly, in 2014, archaeologists were digging around the stone’s bottom and came across what looked like a corner of another rectangular cut stone buried underneath the first one. Turns out, the monolith stone beneath is even larger, 5m wide and of yet uncovered length.