The foundation of this terrace at Baalbek (Lebanon) is approximately 5 million square feet in size. Three colossal stones, known as "the Trilithon", are the larger of the many visible megaliths in the terrace walls. They measure over 60 feet long, with widths of 12 and 14 feet (notice the two men in the center). Many Roman Ruins still stand on the platform, but the site is far older than the Roman Empire. Even the Sumerians referred to Baalbek as ancient.
This amazed me as a kid. 3 stones at the Temple of Jupiter Baalin Baalbek, Lebanon. Each one is 70 feet long, 14 feet high, 10 feet thick, and weigh 800 tons. those ancient peole knew how to move their stone!
Ancient Egyptian statues were supposedly hacked out with copper chisels and stone pounders. And yet many of these statues have been found to be prefectly symmetrical. We would struggle to acheieve this today, so how did these ancient stone worked achieve such high precision?
Overview map of the Ancient Near East in the 15th c. BC (Middle Assyrian period), showing the core territory of Assyria w/its major cities Assur & Nineveh wedged between Babylonia downstream (to the SE) & the states of Mitanni & Hatti upstream (to the NW)