Baalbek, is our notion of "History" is off?

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    After taking control of the Egyptian empire in 27BC, Emperor Augustus order construction begin on a set of buildings in Baalbek, Lebannon. These far surpassed anything the Romans build anywhere else in the world including in their beloved home city.

    The site of Baalbek, is roughly the middle of nowhere, its 45 miles inland at the intersection of 2 old trading routes, yet. Yet. Yet. Yet!! At some point in antiquity, far before the Roman Empire began, some ancient civilization left an incredible set of ruins there. The stone blocks, fitted with a precision the pre-Incas at Sacsayhumana would envy are of inconceivable size and proportion. The best estimates is that they weigh 750 tons. This was the base upon which the Roman built.

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    If you looks closely you can see the difference in age between the construction. The newer stone on top don't have any of the weathering evidenced in the foundation stones.

    Clearly the stone come from different ages, the base stones in an area that is not tropical and subject to great rainfalls must predate the newer Roman construction by at least several thousand years.

    Local tradition dated the foundation to "the time of Adam and Eve" The Roman never had the ability to cut and transport anything remotely as large as the foundation stone. In fact, we do not have that capability today.

    Who built them? When?
     
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    The foundation is comprised of the whitish stone half way up the structure. The largest stones were raised above the courses of smaller base stones. Maybe this was done for earthquake absorption? It's a very advanced thought process to build in this manner, again showing evidence of a civilization that was on the planet for a very long time before they disappeared
     
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    OK, one more time. See the set of stones about half way up, they're darker and smaller? Those are 2,000 years old.

    See the whiter ones, really worn and pitted? Those are inconceivably large, maybe 750 tons on the upper course. If the darker ones look that good after 2,000 years, how old are the base stones?
     

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