In Lebanon in the town of Baalbek is one of the oldest concurrently occupied megalithic structures known to man. The temple of Baalbek is a multi-layered building consisting of the remains of three or more construction phases.
The most recent phase was the period of 10 AD – 100 AD when the occupying Romans built the temple of Jupiter Baal. The Romans built this on top of the ruins of Heliopolis, which was built by Alexander the great in 334 BC, after conquering the Phoenicians that lived there for thousands of years prior. All of these times and dates are accurately described in the texts and writings of the times.
The eminent problem with Baalbek isnt the Roman structures, or the Heliopolis ruins, but it is the massive base stones that make up the foundation of the Temple itself. Before any of the remodeling phase that Baalbek went through in the past, it was known as a sacred place where the Rulers and Leaders of the ancient civilization that lived in the town would meet with the Gods when they came down from the sky.
When these Gods came down they were said to have landed in a cloud of smoke and brimstone, with a thunderous rumble that was felt for miles.
To digress, if you are inclined to believe in a God or Godlike being, you are also to be inclined to believe that a God would not need to come down in a craft or machine, let alone a rocket which is some pretty lame technology in the context of space travel.
Most likely a God would come to someone in their mind, or in an ethereal way, as to not create a level of fear when the visit takes place. To start off a visitation with smoke and fire would only serve to scare the crap out of whomever was witnessing it, thus resigning the witness to a state of fight or flight.
So, if some sort of craft landed at Baalbek, what would be the reasoning and the origin of such? Would it be just to get raw materials and leave again, or would they stay and make their mark on whatever society existed at that time? The sheer size of the foundation of Baalbek would also suggest that if something landed there, either it was large or there were multiple craft. No one would build a structure as complex and perfect as Baalbek unless it had to be a load bearing foundation that supported something heavy and large.
The Trilithon are the three largest stones at Baalbek and they go back to the original construction phase. The stones in the Trilithon area of the foundation are some of the largest ever seen in megalithic construction. The largest stone ever quarried sits in the nearby stone quarry and weighs almost 1200 tons.
The giant size of these stones creates a mystery as to how they were moved and shaped. The odd thing we see upon further examination, is that when the foundation was added to during the years after it was first built, the quality of stonework declined.
Why would someone who built the Trilithon well before 3000 BC have better stoneworking capabilities than newer, modern engineers? Why would the quality decline, instead of improving. This is another case of lost technology, no matter who originally built Baalbek.
With all of the evidence in the layers above, none of it can shed light on the original structure and its use. If those three stones could talk.
Someday, excavation may uncover more facts, but Baalbek’s origin might always be a mystery to mankind.