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Bekaa, Lebanon

In the Beqaa valley, undulating in the magnificent landscape opens up the ancient city of Baalbeck. This site is categorized in UNESCO's world cultural heritage sites, and has a high degree of preservation.

Lebanon's greatest Roman treasure 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.

Originally Canaanite (3rd millenarian BC) the Assyrian, “Heliopolis” with the Greeks, the Roman and Byzantine, the city of Baalbeck was influenced successively by the greatest civilizations, which left many relics that rival each other with their splendor. The three main monuments of this city are Jupiter’s temple with its six impressive columns remaining (height: 22 meters) • Venus’ temple • Bacchus’ temple, best preserved, shows the extent of construction during this epoch.

However, Baalbeck cannot be reduced to this site only. It is recommended to visit the Umayyad mosque, which was recently restored.

 

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