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josepp BS: Scienti(fi)c heresies (76* d) RE: BS: Scienti(fi)c heresies 11 Jul 11

And if you want to get into all the menhirs and huge stone astronomical observatories of ages lost to modern memory, well, they're still standing because they were built so well. No doubt many skeptoids wish they had crumbled to dust long ago so they could deny their existence but no such luck.

Then there's the Trilithon at Baalbek, Lebanon. The largest dressed stones anywhere on earth weighing up to 1200 tons! Who quarried them, relocated them and stacked them together so tight you can't slip a need between them and there's no mortar holding them together?

We don't know because we have no idea who built it or even when. The Trilithon has been there at least 5000 years but probably far longer. It was already ancient when the ancient Romans built temples on it. That's how huge it is. According to the Arabs, it was always there.

Here we see the Trilithon. Look very closely at the bottom of the photo and notice the man standing there. That's how big these stones are. Ever odder, the big long ones are resting on shorter, smaller ones without crushing them despite weighing a minimum of 800 tons! And the design is so good, it has stood for thousands of years. But then I'm sure the Smithsonian would tell us it's impossible and therefore doesn't exist--end of story.

The Trilithon

The largest stone of all was never removed from the quarry. It has remained where the builders left it sitting thousands of years ago. Think of that:
The Stone of the South

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