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Greek Heliopolis - the City of the Sun - when the Romans took it over and started to build the temples there in 60BC Baalbek became absolute epitome of all the excesses of Rome, so clearly evidenced now in these gargantuan ruins. They add a new meaning to the word "monumental" and yet, from a distance, such is their perfection of scale, tthey appear to be the size of other temples of the era. It's only when you actually come near that you realize how massive they actually are, dwarfing the memory of any other temple you may have seen.
As there were 13 of us staying at the hotel, they brought in a local woman to cook mannoushi for us. Light as a feather... more travel advice
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