The Two Largest Cut Stones Known to Man (and females and animals...) (1 Viewer)

  • Welcome to the Roundtable! If you have an account already, please sign in, otherwise feel free to register. Note that you will be unable to post or access some boards and information unless you sign in.

Laron

Healing Facilitator & Consciousness Guide
Staff member
Administrator
Board Moderator
Creator of transients.info & The Roundtable
Jul 19, 2016
4,866
12,803
Christchurch, New Zealand
laron.nz
The stone on the right is the famous "Pregnant Woman" (Arabic: Hajar el Hibla) at 1,200 tons. The one beside on the left was recently excavated, estimated to be 1600 tons! These stones in Baalbek, Lebanon, are two of the largest monoliths in the world.

59375152_10213855309684682_3282093022669438976_o.jpg
The other name given to the Pregnant Woman is Stone of the South. They were presumably intended for the nearby Roman temple complex, possibly as an addition to the so-called trilithon, and are characterised by a monolithic gigantism that was unparallelled in antiquity.

646px-Colossal_Hewn_Block,_Ancient_Quarries_Baalbek.jpg
Stone of the Pregnant Woman on an early 20th-century lantern slide.
So.. how were they planning to move it?


 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)