Hajar al-Hibla
Hajar al-Hibla
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cjschreiner
Chandler, AZ2,348 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
It’s crazy to imagine how this stone was cut and also how other stones like it were moved to the Baalbek ruins. This is a good 20 minute stop to walk down to the rock and take in its size.
Written 8 October 2023
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BorderXCross
Lindon, UT150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
This is definitely worth a quick stop. I can't believe the industrious genius it would take to carve out these immense stones and then move then a mile down the road - and then stack them! This is a quick and worthwhile stop and the family that oversees the complex has a great story.
Written 10 May 2023
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VinnieLondon
London, UK12,800 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Site of an old Roman quarry with allegedly the largest stone in the world. Not too much to see, but welcoming site/shopkeeper and well worth a brief stop as part of a trip out of Beirut ti the nearby Baalbek temples. Restrooms on site and small souvenir shop. The stone is enormous!!.
Written 2 October 2022
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore12,841 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
This is one of the largest Roman monolith ever quarried and there are several legends surrounding this stone which gave it this strong name. There is a platform from where you can view the stone from an elevated angle or you can go down and walk around the stone. An interesting piece of history and a good photo stop.
Written 4 June 2020
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Halcatra
Edinburgh, UK476 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Everybody knows about Baalbeck archeological park. Not everybody knows about this wee site, which is a great introduction to the main one. First of all you can see possibly the biggest stone ever - how could anybody even lift it without modern technology? You can also see the ancient tombs. The visit here is free of charge. There are a lot of information boards which will allow you to learn more. It is definitely worth visiting.
Written 20 February 2020
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dmittleman
Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,415 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
If you've ever wondered where huge columns come from, you can see this quarry. One of the largest single blocks ever quarried, you are dwarfed by the size of this slab. Great quick visit.
Written 5 January 2020
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AnonymousZ1234
Somerset, UK43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
This was a recommendation to visit - and it is a must see if you are in the area. The quarry, the huge stone and the tombs and above all the story which goes with it of one man's struggle against bureaucracy to do what is right. If you love Roman remains it's great but if you like a human interest story and to support maintaining our world heritage visit the site and support the guy who is running it himself.
Written 29 October 2019
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Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium2,852 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Somebody in my tour called the 15 minutes here a waste of time but I don't agree. This huge stone is impressive and the "houses in the rocks" around it interesting
Written 8 October 2019
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Albert F
Zephyrhills, FL287 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
I gave this a 5 because it was once used as a garbage dump, and one man decided too clean it up. He deserves a little love. It is free to get in to , he basically takes donations and tries to sell you copies of old coins and jewelry.
The stone itself is immense, like the title, how were they going to move it? Also surrounding the stone are small dug out caves he tells me were graves. Who knows for sure, their is no official documentation on this site, listed as "Roman Quarry" on the roads sign. Blink and you'll miss it.
Written 3 October 2019
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Tamer E
Cairo, Egypt37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
Hajjar el hebla or the stone of pregnant woman.
Biggest stone u can ever see that was ready to be carried for the temples construction. Nice to see if you ate going to baalbek temples. Take photos (funny photos posing as you are trying to lift the stone)
Written 15 September 2019
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