Standing alone for 1900 years, no one is sure why this Corinthian column exists. Some say it was built by St. Helena of Constantinople (mother of Emperor Constantine the Great) while others say it marks the site of a great ancient battle.Continue reading “The lonely column of Iaat”
Most of you have visited the city of Baalbeck but probably haven’t seen these 2000-year-old Roman monoliths.
The Stone of the Pregnant Woman, together with other nearby stone blocks, are among the largest monoliths ever quarried. The building blocks were presumably intended for Jupiter temple but they never made it out of the quarry.Continue reading “The abandoned stones of Baalbeck”