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Temple of Bacchus in ancient Heliopolis, modern Baalbek, Lebanon (temple built by Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD), the best preserved of the sanctuary's three temples,)

Temple of Bacchus in ancient Heliopolis, modern Baalbek, Lebanon (temple built by Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD), the best preserved of the sanctuary's three temples,)

Located at an altitude of approximately 1,170 meters in the Beqaa valley, Baalbek is known to have been settled from at least 7,000 BC, however, some researchers, such as Graham Hancock, argue that its roots go back as many as 12,000 years. One of the most incredible features is the megalithic foundations of the Temple of Jupiter. It was built on platform of stones, and according to the German Archaeological Institute, the stone above the largest known stone block ever carved by human hands.

Located at an altitude of approximately 1,170 meters in the Beqaa valley, Baalbek is known to have been settled from at least 7,000 BC, however, some researchers, such as Graham Hancock, argue that its roots go back as many as 12,000 years. One of the most incredible features is the megalithic foundations of the Temple of Jupiter. It was built on platform of stones, and according to the German Archaeological Institute, the stone above the largest known stone block ever carved by human hands.

John Vink. LEBANON, Baalbeck (Beqaa Valley). 6/04/2017: The 30 classrooms from a school next to a mosque are occupied by Syrian refugees. They do not have to pay any rent.

John Vink. LEBANON, Baalbeck (Beqaa Valley). 6/04/2017: The 30 classrooms from a school next to a mosque are occupied by Syrian refugees. They do not have to pay any rent.

04-12 BAALBECK, LEBANON - MAY 1: A Lebanese Moslem peasant uses... #isper: 04-12 BAALBECK, LEBANON - MAY 1: A Lebanese Moslem… #isper

04-12 BAALBECK, LEBANON - MAY 1: A Lebanese Moslem peasant uses... #isper: 04-12 BAALBECK, LEBANON - MAY 1: A Lebanese Moslem… #isper

Ruins of the Temple of Jupiter, Baalbeck, Lebanon.

Ruins of the Temple of Jupiter, Baalbeck, Lebanon.

Monday breakfast🍅🧀🍽🍳🍴 breakfast  morning lebanesecusine  ترويقة بتشهي (Baalbeck, Béqaa, Lebanon)

Monday breakfast🍅🧀🍽🍳🍴 breakfast morning lebanesecusine ترويقة بتشهي (Baalbeck, Béqaa, Lebanon)

See how large the temple is...

See how large the temple is...

#AncientOrigins Baalbek, properly Baʿalbek and also known as Balbec, Baalbec or Baalbeck, is a town in the Anti-Lebanon foothills east of the Litani River in Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, about 85 km northeast of Beirut and about 75 km north of Damascus. #History #Ancient #Archaeology #Ruins

#AncientOrigins Baalbek, properly Baʿalbek and also known as Balbec, Baalbec or Baalbeck, is a town in the Anti-Lebanon foothills east of the Litani River in Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, about 85 km northeast of Beirut and about 75 km north of Damascus. #History #Ancient #Archaeology #Ruins

Ancient city of Baalbek, an archaeological mystery; located in Lebanon, famous for its monumentally scaled Roman temple ruins, but it is what it is built on. They were actually built on top of an ancient 5 million sq. ft. platform with some of the largest stones ever used in a project in the history of earth. The largest stone found near the Baalbek ruins weighs approximately 1200 tons and is about 64 feet long

Ancient city of Baalbek, an archaeological mystery; located in Lebanon, famous for its monumentally scaled Roman temple ruins, but it is what it is built on. They were actually built on top of an ancient 5 million sq. ft. platform with some of the largest stones ever used in a project in the history of earth. The largest stone found near the Baalbek ruins weighs approximately 1200 tons and is about 64 feet long

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