Temple of Bacchus, Baalbek (بعلبك)

Temple of Bacchus, Baalbek (بعلبك)

The ruins of the Roman Temple of Bacchus at Baalbek, Lebanon.

The ruins of the Roman Temple of Bacchus at Baalbek, Lebanon.

RELIGION Baalbek, known as “The Landing Place” to ancient Sumerians. Megalithic ruins from 7,000 B.C.  Baalbek (Arabic: ??????) is a town in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon, altitude 1,170 metres (3,840 ft), situated east of the Litani River. It is famous for its exquisitely detailed yet monumentally scaled temple ruins of the Roman period, when Baalbek, then known as Heliopolis, was one of the largest sanctuaries in the Empire. It is Lebanon’s greatest Roman treasure, and it can be counted…

RELIGION Baalbek, known as “The Landing Place” to ancient Sumerians. Megalithic ruins from 7,000 B.C. Baalbek (Arabic: ??????) is a town in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon, altitude 1,170 metres (3,840 ft), situated east of the Litani River. It is famous for its exquisitely detailed yet monumentally scaled temple ruins of the Roman period, when Baalbek, then known as Heliopolis, was one of the largest sanctuaries in the Empire. It is Lebanon’s greatest Roman treasure, and it can be counted…

Heliopolis (Baalbek) Lebanon - Roman ruins

Heliopolis (Baalbek) Lebanon - Roman ruins

Shell seat  The Great Court at Baalbek.

Shell seat The Great Court at Baalbek.

Baalbek  is a town in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon. It is famous for its exquisitely detailed yet monumentally scaled temple ruins of the Roman period, when Baalbek, then known as Heliopolis, was one of the largest sanctuaries in the Empire. It is Lebanon's greatest Roman treasure, and it can be counted among the wonders of the ancient world, containing some of the largest and best preserved Roman ruins.

Baalbek is a town in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon. It is famous for its exquisitely detailed yet monumentally scaled temple ruins of the Roman period, when Baalbek, then known as Heliopolis, was one of the largest sanctuaries in the Empire. It is Lebanon's greatest Roman treasure, and it can be counted among the wonders of the ancient world, containing some of the largest and best preserved Roman ruins.

Steps to the Temple of Jupiter, Baalbek, Lebanon.

Steps to the Temple of Jupiter, Baalbek, Lebanon.

Baalbek - Beqaa Valley of Lebanon  I bet lebanon was amazing when this was in its heyday

Baalbek - Beqaa Valley of Lebanon I bet lebanon was amazing when this was in its heyday

The greatest of the Baalbek stones, perhaps 1200 tons ... Why these stones are such an enigma to contemporary scientists, both engineers and archaeologists alike, is that their method of quarrying, transportation and precision placement is beyond the technological ability of any known ancient or modern builders.

The greatest of the Baalbek stones, perhaps 1200 tons ... Why these stones are such an enigma to contemporary scientists, both engineers and archaeologists alike, is that their method of quarrying, transportation and precision placement is beyond the technological ability of any known ancient or modern builders.

The Temple of Venus is in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon in the town of Baalbek.  Known as Heliopolis during the period of Roman rule, it was one of the largest sanctuaries in the empire.  Venus was one of a triad of gods worshiped at the time;  the other two being Jupiter and Bacchyus.  Three separate temples were erected for the triad, between 1 BC and 2 AD.   by Brian McMorrow

The Temple of Venus is in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon in the town of Baalbek. Known as Heliopolis during the period of Roman rule, it was one of the largest sanctuaries in the empire. Venus was one of a triad of gods worshiped at the time; the other two being Jupiter and Bacchyus. Three separate temples were erected for the triad, between 1 BC and 2 AD. by Brian McMorrow

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