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Visit After Visiting The Roman Ruins

The location is the site of the quarry from which the Roman obtained their stone to build the... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
martyncymro
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Coimbra, Portugal
More than a big rock...

The story of the Roman quarry with the MOAR (Mother of all Rocks) is made human by meeting the shop... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Doug M
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Calgary, Canada
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1km From the Heliopolis Temple Complex, Baalbeck, Lebanon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is said that this is the largest stone in the world. One the way to Baalback, it is in guarded place and it is worth having a look and taking some photo. Apart from this, there is nothing special about it.

Thank 265rezas
Reviewed 3 September 2018

The location is the site of the quarry from which the Roman obtained their stone to build the temples in the city. At the entrance is a coffee/gift shop owned by a very affable man named Abdul, who greets visitors with a free cup of...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

The story of the Roman quarry with the MOAR (Mother of all Rocks) is made human by meeting the shop owner who is responsible for the original cleaning and excavation of the site. It is mind boggling to consider how these monolithic pieces were moved.

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

I first went in 1975, the start of the awful civil war. Baalbeck was amazing. The entire old world in one. Streats wide enough, underground, for a chariot and horses to freely go bye. X I climbed the biggest single cut rock on earth, and...More

Thank bullous
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This is one mother of a stone. But when you see it, that’s it, really. You gaze turns to the minarets of the Mosque of Khawla (which is a BIG must visit). The stones story, or rather the story of Abdul Nabi Al-Ali adds colour...More

Thank Rupert D
Reviewed 24 July 2018

i mean hen u see this giant rock, ur mind cant understand !! mind blobbing :) ... so many theories and so many stories about this Massive rock!!! just being next to it gives u a strange feeling and u cant help but open u...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is a huge stone supposed to be used in the foundations of Jupiter temple in Baalbeck (The city of Sun); it is not far from the temples, it gives an idea about the tremendous efforts exerted to bring the rock and stones and other...More

Thank Ziad A
Reviewed 11 July 2018

On your way to the Temple of Jupiter in Baalbek, make a quick stop at the “Largest cut stone in the world” - actually now the third largest. A truly massive stone block that was left in a Roman quarry and covered with trash until...More

Thank Jesstwiga L
Reviewed 15 May 2018

This stone has a long story, so don't miss it as it's really popular around the world. there are some ancient homes like caves around the stone that attract me a lot. nobody lives there now however. and there are some red tulips that are...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

What i loved about this place was the story behind it all. How the elderly man who cleaned up the place. Make it into a touristic sight. He doesnt get funds for it and did it from his heart. What a hero. If only there...More

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