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,)

Baalbek - Beqaa Valley of Lebanon  I bet lebanon was amazing when this was in its heyday

Baalbek - Beqaa Valley of Lebanon I bet lebanon was amazing when this was in its heyday

The Temple of Venus is in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon in the town of Baalbek.  Known as Heliopolis during the period of Roman rule, it was one of the largest sanctuaries in the empire.  Venus was one of a triad of gods worshiped at the time;  the other two being Jupiter and Bacchyus.  Three separate temples were erected for the triad, between 1 BC and 2 AD.   by Brian McMorrow

The Temple of Venus is in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon in the town of Baalbek. Known as Heliopolis during the period of Roman rule, it was one of the largest sanctuaries in the empire. Venus was one of a triad of gods worshiped at the time; the other two being Jupiter and Bacchyus. Three separate temples were erected for the triad, between 1 BC and 2 AD. by Brian McMorrow

Baalbek in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon - my husbands family is from Baalbek.  :)_

Baalbek in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon - my husbands family is from Baalbek. :)_

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