Baalbek is an ancient complex of temples located at an altitude of approximately 3,800 feet (1,150 meters), at the foot of the Anti-Lebanon mountain range. One of the most incredible features of this complex is the Temple of Jupiter, built by Romans in the 1st century A.D. It rivaled the grandest temples of the Roman Empire.
At its foundation are three megalithic stones of about 800 tons each. But more impressive still are carved megaliths at a quarry about a mile away, one of which the German Archaeological Institute announced in early December to be the largest stone carved by human hands ever discovered.