Heliopolis(Sun City), Baalbek,Lebanon

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    Some photos from the World Heritage Site at Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.....

    Baalbek (Arabic: بعلبك‎) is a town in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon, situated east of the Litani River. It is famous for its exquisitely detailed yet monumentally scaled temple ruins of the Roman period, when Baalbek, 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. The largest and most noble Roman temples ever built, they are also among the best preserved.

    Towering high above the Beqaa plain, their monumental proportions proclaimed the power and wealth of Imperial Rome. The gods worshipped here, the Triad of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury, were grafted onto the indigenous deities of Hadad, Atargatis and a young male god of fertility. Local influences are also seen in the planning and layout of the temples, which vary from the classic Roman design.

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    1. pieceoflace photography 95 months ago | reply

      Good morning Reji...nice series of shots, but I'm amazed the columns/pillars in the first and last shot are still standing.

      I hope you are well...and wishing you a truly great Monday and week.

    2. Mauli* 95 months ago | reply

      VERY INTERESTING SERIES OF SHOTS...VERY WELL DONE! HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY! :o))))

    3. `Jenn` 95 months ago | reply

      Nice photo

    4. eriani 95 months ago | reply

      nice capture

    5. The Ross Project 95 months ago | reply

      Lovely series of shots.

    6. Bob.W 95 months ago | reply

      Wonderful images.

    7. abuizza 95 months ago | reply

      amazing series...thanks for sharing..

    8. Fuchsiaristic. [deleted] 95 months ago | reply

      Wow amazing historic sights .Great trip

    9. JPBJr. 95 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture.

    10. Ron Hanko [deleted] 95 months ago | reply

      Amazing pictures of a places I would love to see.

    11. Salvatore Lo Faro 95 months ago | reply

      Bellissime foto, complimentiReij!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    12. 90 days in the life of... Annie now out of hospita 95 months ago | reply

      Magnificent set of photos... you have 'caught' their amazing scale... brilliant... :)

    13. Wils 888 95 months ago | reply

      Stunning architecture. Excellent capture!

    14. pat.bluey 95 months ago | reply

      Amazing structures and thanks for the interesting story

    15. AmirG-15 95 months ago | reply

      Great composition!!!!

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    16. Jim103my (Busy...on & off) 95 months ago | reply

      Great interesting architecture, amazing!!!

    17. Arjun Valsaraj 87 months ago | reply

      I always wanted to visit this place. You're very lucky :)

    18. rockdoc1949 76 months ago | reply

      Anyone have any idea exactly what limestone it is, where it came from and are the quarries still visible

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