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TEMPLE OF BACCHUS-BAALBEK

Baalbek is situated in the northern,Bekaa valley,about 86 kilometers from Beirut the capitol.

BAALBEK MEANS: "GOD(BAAL) of the BeQAA', and refers to the fertile Beqaa plain.

Baalbek is the most important& impressive ancient Roman site to be found in the Middle East.

This picture is a Plaque on the wall honouring the visit of Kaiser Willhelm to the Temple of Baachus in Baalbek

Roman baths in Baalbek in the Bekaa Valley

Baalbek 's temples were built on an extravagant scale on the site of earlier temples.it is also known as "THE SUN CITY"of the ancient world.

The Temple of Jupiter, Baalbek

This Phoenician city, where a triad of deities was worshipped, was known as Heliopolis during the Hellenistic period. It retained its religious function during Roman times, when the sanctuary of the Heliopolitan Jupiter attracted thousands of pilgrims. Baalbek, with its colossal structures, is one of the finest examples of Imperial Roman architecture at its apogee.

YOU WILL REGRET FOR LIFE IF YOU MISS THIS SITE IN LEBANON!!!!!

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