To your left you can see three granite comprised stones fitted together at a height of 20 feet above present ground level. They are called the great Trilithon and are are slightly smaller than the Stone of the South, its estimated weight is approximately 800 tons each.
According to Alan Alford: "The locals call this the 'Miracle of the Three Stones'. I, on the other hand, prefer to call it 'the Archaeologist's Nightmare', for our minds immediately begin to reel with questions - who built this megalithic wall, when did they build it, how did they build it, and, more importantly, why did they build it in the way that they did?
This is one of the most amazing sights in the ancient world - the three 800-ton blocks of the mighty Trilithon (the lighter-coloured course), situated in a wall of the great acropolis of Baalbek in Lebanon.
Michel Alouf, the former curator of the ruins, once wrote of the Trilithon:'... in spite of their immense size, they [the Trilithon stones] are so accurately placed in position and so carefully joined, that it is almost impossible to insert a needle between them. No description will give an exact idea of the bewildering and stupefying effect of these tremendous blocks on the spectator'. "
There is the belief from non orthodox archeologist that the platform that the stones built, is much older than the Temple, that is, older than Roman Times.
Zacharia Sitchin also have a very interesting theory about these stones. He thinks they were built by the ancient Gods as a landing platform (for their interplanetary ships).