Baalbek – abandoned spaceport ancient or unfinished?
In Lebanon, near the Syrian border, is one of the most enigmatic ancient structures on the planet – Baalbek temple complex. Once it was one of the most sacred places on Earth and one of the wonders of the ancient world, while wars and earthquakes are not deprived of Baalbek former greatness and plunged him into oblivion.
But today this enormous building is impressive by the world’s largest temple with columns and stone blocks, the largest in the world the stairs, unknown building technologies and its destination a mystery.
The legend about the creation of this megalithic constructions lead us back to the times before the flood, and the largest blocks of the platform said that they were here forever and the builders of the Church used them.
According to researchers, the history of Baalbek can be traced back to the construction of the temple of Baal (Baal) is an ancient Phoenician deity. His name is still in the name of Baalbek. After the destruction of the temple by the earthquake he was restored by the Egyptians as a temple of the Sun, and with the advent of the Greeks got Baalbek ancient name Heliopolis – city of the Sun.
In the era of the Roman Empire, the Sun temple was rebuilt in the temple of Jupiter, near to which were built the temples of Bacchus and Venus. During the Byzantine Empire pagan the temples were transformed into Christian, then came the era of Arab minarets, then came the crusaders, the Turks and the Mongols. Ancient temples were plundered, rebuilt, dismantled for use as building material and many times suffered from strong earthquakes.
Baalbek today is a small Lebanese village, and the eponymous temple complex lies in ruins nearby. But even what has survived to our times, is impressive and staggering.
In the temple of Jupiter leads the widest staircase in the world. Each stage can stand up to a number up to a hundred people, and they are not stacked in the usual way, and cut in huge blocks.
Twenty-meter six surviving columns of the temple, with a diameter of 2.5 meters each, the highest on Earth. What force lifted and installed perfectly vertically on three 45-ton polished cylinder for each of them? Next on the scattered fragments of the rest of the columns are visible traces of mechanical processing.
Platform that serves as the Foundation of the temple of Jupiter, built of stone blocks, among which the monoliths weighing 300 tons. The weight of each of the three megalithic blocks known as the Trilithon, over 850 tons, which is many times greater than the weight of the blocks used in the construction of the largest pyramids of Egypt.
For all the enormity of its size stones Trilithon on average 21 meters in length – blocks so carefully joined, they cannot put even a corner of paper money or a razor blade.
Two kilometers from the platform is another stone colossus, “the Stone of the South”, weighing 1200 tons, which is the largest processed stone in the world.
Technologies that are not yet
The fit is unreal Baalbek blocks for today’s technology: the total area of contact of the individual unit is 123 square meters for a landing with a tolerance of about 0.01 mm.
No machines on which to carve 45-ton fragments of the columns and sanded the surface tens to hundreds of square meters. On the surface of the stone blocks of Baalbek are clearly visible traces of the four-meter cutters.
Using the most powerful modern cranes today can lift a weight of even 2 thousand tons, but the transport of such goods looking for a solid and smooth road, the traces of which in the region of Baalbek is not.
Since none of the civilizations known today, including us, unable to cut, transport and install such monoliths thus, as in Baalbek, it is not surprising popularity of the hypothesis of the creation of this miracle of alien astronauts.
In this case, it is easier to explain the mystery of huge monoliths: someone used large blocks, creating a solid Foundation that can withstand tremendous vertical loads, for example, from the landing of the spacecraft.
This reinforces the hypothesis and an ancient legend, according to which the Sun God traveled across the sky in a chariot, and Baalbek was the place where the chariot stopped to rest, and also the legend that the Trilithon was created by the gods.
Perhaps the temple complex was built and later platforms, however, its parameters and used technologies comply not only with the monoliths, but the stairs carved in blocks of the same size as the stones Trilithon, and gigantic columns of the temple of Jupiter. To put them towards cosmodrome theory, will have to think out at least arrival hall…
But is it necessary to explain the origin of Baalbek? What strikes us in this building in the first place – the scope of work, sizes of blocks. Obviously, it’s easier to use smaller blocks, which is much easier and faster. But not in the case of the possession of technology that allows you to easily manipulate large volumes and masses, as large blocks are best for construction in areas where there is a severe earthquake, and build them faster.
We know enough examples that demonstrate the use of such technologies, including the ancient Egyptian pyramids and Coral castle is quite modern, built in Florida in the first half of the 20th century. More surprising – whatever was built by people of different eras in Baalbek, to complete them.
Adjustment of the unfinished
The fact that the Baalbek platform has not been completed, indicates much. For example, the Trilithon towers above the other rows of masonry and is a unified whole with the platform, and the southern stone and was left with one side not separated from the rock base of the quarry.
Even unfinished, a Grand platform for thousands of years amazed many people. And they built their temples. But not from scratch, but refurbishing the finished structure after the next earthquake, contributing to the overall composition, and it builds and rebuilding, and later simply using the ancient masonry and fragments of giant pillars for the construction of walls, castles, mosques.
But was there ever completed the temple of Jupiter? Doubt is, for example, the absence of any evidence that the temple was the roof, and an unfinished bas-reliefs and friezes.
Wandering among the ruins of Baalbek, feel the presence of different times and peoples in its mixture of styles and characters, but none of the parts gives us the answer to the question: who and when started this construction, in such large masses and having a high-precision processing technologies?
And one more detail: under the platform with Trilithon, which, according to legend, here since antediluvian times, there are a lot of areas. Leads to a long underground tunnel. In the tunnel there is…