Baalbek’s images are worth a thousand words!

This entry is short, just to give a little “bla bla” about the ruins. But really, the images say enough for themselves about the amazing site, the tall columns, and how impressive this place is. It really is a must if you go to Lebanon!

Baalbek, the Phoenician city is located 86km from Beirut and is the best-preserved Roman ruins of the country, dating back 9000 years! The city was dedicated to the god Baal, and the three temples we saw were dedicated to the gods Jupiter, Venus and Bacchus.

The temple of Jupiter has 6 original Corinthian columns still standing, what is most surprising, is that these 20m high columns are divided into three parts that were superposed. Question is: how did they get them up there, and how?

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