|Baalbek or Heliopolis
(Ἡλιούπολις, "sun city"): town in the northern Bekaa valley,
site of the largest sanctuary in the Roman world.
At the end of the fifth century, Zacharias of Mytilene composed his Ecclesiastical History. It was
translated and abbridged by a Syriac author, who added material of his
own, like chapter 8.4. This second author is called Pseudo-Zacharias.
The translation was made by F. J. Hamilton and E. W. Brooks. The three stones ps.-Zacharias mentions, are the trilithon.
The End of the Temple of Heliopolis
The temple of Solomon  in the city of Heliopolis in the forest of
Lebanon, as to which Scripture mentions that Solomon built it and
stored arms in it, was burnt.
And to the
south of it are three wonderful stones, on which nothing is built, but
they stand by themselves, joined and united together and touching one
another; and all three are distinguished by effigies, and they are very
large. And in a mystical sense they are set, as it were, to represent
the temple of the knowledge of the faith in the adorable Trinity, the
calling of the nations by the preaching of the gospel tidings.
came down lightning from heaven, while the rain fell in small
quantities: it struck the temple and reduced its stones to powder by
the heat, and overthrew its pillars, and broke it to pieces and
destroyed it. But the three stones it did not touch, but they
remain perfect; and now a house of prayer has been built there,
dedicated to Mary the Holy Virgin, the Theotokos.
In Late Antiquity, almost every special building was attributed to Solomon.
1 Kings 9.19: "And all the cities of store that Solomon had, and cities for his
chariots, and cities for his horsemen, and that which Solomon desired to
build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his