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Architrave block found among the ruins of the Jupiter-Baal Temple (Heliopolitan Zeus Temple)
Lebanon, Baalbek, April 2009

The Jupiter Temple was the greatest of the three Baalbek temples and was constructed between the first century BC and 62 AD. On top, the Jupiter columns were connected by architrave blocks. In the early 20th century an earthquake reduced the originally 54 columns to six. The architrave blocks weigh up to 60 tons each, and the corner blocks over 100 tons, all of them raised to a height of ca. 19 m above the ground: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baalbek
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Jan 12 2010 08:45 GMT teddybear2
great looking peice
Thank you for the interesting info
Jan 12 2010 09:12 GMT linnywv PRO
Beautiful artifact Peter. I would love to see these someday!
Jan 12 2010 09:49 GMT rock
Interesting info and great pic!!!
Jan 12 2010 10:52 GMT PaP67
* Tonnerre de Brest !
thunder of Brest ! Zeus did not control his lightnings !......
( of course interresting & well done view ! )
Jan 12 2010 12:42 GMT clintonfolks
WOW.!
Jan 12 2010 13:06 GMT Papagena
I agree with teddybear2 !!

Happy and healthy 2010, dear Peter !!
Jan 12 2010 15:47 GMT annieann PRO
nice . great info too
Jan 12 2010 16:04 GMT martini957
Amazing history.....totally blows me away.....reading about it is one thing, but being there to actually see, hear, and feel is totally AWESOME!!!
Jan 12 2010 17:30 GMT Lalbabu
Agree with rock.
Jan 12 2010 17:58 GMT senna3
Thank you Shirley.
Jan 12 2010 17:59 GMT senna3
Thank you Linda.
Jan 12 2010 17:59 GMT senna3
Thank you Rock.
Jan 12 2010 17:59 GMT senna3
Thank you Patrick.
Jan 12 2010 18:01 GMT senna3
Thank you Dave.
Jan 12 2010 18:02 GMT senna3
Thank you Ruth.
I too wish you all the best for 2010!
Jan 12 2010 18:06 GMT senna3
Thank you Annieann.
Jan 12 2010 18:08 GMT senna3
Thank you Nancy.
Jan 12 2010 18:09 GMT senna3
Thank you Lalbabu.
Jan 12 2010 20:56 GMT fhelsing PRO
beautiful work ... both the carvings and your photograph!
Jan 13 2010 08:50 GMT senna3
Thank you Fleur.

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