The greatest of the Baalbek stones, perhaps 1200 tons ... Why these stones are such an enigma to contemporary scientists, both engineers and archaeologists alike, is that their method of quarrying, transportation and precision placement is beyond the technological ability of any known ancient or modern builders.

The greatest of the Baalbek stones, perhaps 1200 tons ... Why these stones are such an enigma to contemporary scientists, both engineers and archaeologists alike, is that their method of quarrying, transportation and precision placement is beyond the technological ability of any known ancient or modern builders.

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,)

One of my best destinations!!! I like to go back!  The ruins of the Roman Temple of Bacchus at Baalbek, Lebanon.

One of my best destinations!!! I like to go back! The ruins of the Roman Temple of Bacchus at Baalbek, Lebanon.

Temple of Bacchus in Baalbeck which was one of the largest sanctuaries in the Roman empire.

Temple of Bacchus in Baalbeck which was one of the largest sanctuaries in the Roman empire.

Baalbek  is famous for its exquisitely detailed yet monumentally scaled temple ruins of the Roman period, when Baalbek, then 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, containing some of the largest and best preserved Roman ruins.

Baalbek is famous for its exquisitely detailed yet monumentally scaled temple ruins of the Roman period, when Baalbek, then 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, containing some of the largest and best preserved Roman ruins.

14 amazing places to visit in Lebanon that aren't Beirut, Baalbek or Byblos

14 amazing places to visit in Lebanon that aren't Beirut, Baalbek or Byblos

Baalbek Líbano.

Baalbek Líbano.

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