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Thu, Dec-04-2014 00:43:56

Largest stone ever carved by human hands


The stone is more than 2,000 years old, dating to at least 27 B.C.E., archaeologists estimate. It is 64 feet long and 19.6 feet wide, with a height of at least 18 feet. It clocks in at an astounding 1,650 tons. The archaeologists found the stone in a quarry in Baalbek in Lebanon. During Roman rule, Baalbek was a Roman colony known as Heliopolis, "the city of the sun." Alexander the Great founded Heliopolis in 334 B.C.E.