The gods worshipped here, the Triad of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury, were grafted onto the indigenous deities of fertility. Built on what was the site of the Roman forum and later a Byzantine church dedicated to St. Near the Temple of Venus are the remains of “The Temple of the Muses”, dating from the beginning of the 1st century A. It is reached by a monumental stairway. It was granted to the eunuch Ata al-Khadim ,  who also served as viceroy of Damascus. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
The Exedrae around the Great Court. In Catholicism , its titular see is distinguished as Heliopolis in Phoenicia , from its former Roman province Phoenice. Upon Zengi’s assassination in , Ayyub surrendered the territory to Unur, who was acting as regent for Muhammad’s son Abaq. When Christianity was declared an official religion of the Roman Empire in A. It was flanked by two solitary columns of gray and red granite. Views Read Edit View history. But even in ruin the site attracted the admiration of visitors and its historical importance was recognized.
The temple was begun in the last quarter of the 1rst century B.
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Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site. In Greek and Roman antiquityit was known as Heliopolis. Towering high above the Beqaa plain, their monumental proportions proclaimed the power and wealth of Imperial Rome.
InJean-Pierre Adam made a brief study suggesting most of the large blocks could have been moved on rollers with machines using capstans and pulley blocks, a process which he theorised could use workers to move a tonnes tons block. The ruins of Constantine ‘s basilica in Esasy the centuries Baalbeck’s monuments suffered from theft, war and earthquakes, as well as from numerous medieval additions.
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Baalbek – City of the Sun, Lebanon Archeology Photos
While the Baalabak is known primarily in the west as the site of the famous Roman ruins, in the Middle East the ruins are called “The Castle”.
The settlers of the Roman colony Colonia Julia Augusta Felix Heliopolitana may have arrived as early as the time of Caesar   but were more probably the veterans of the 5th and 8th Legions under Augustus   during which time it hosted a Roman garrison. Lebanon’s representative gave assurances that the committee’s wish would be honoured.
Fortunately, the modern visitor can see the site in something close to its original descripttive thanks to work in the past hundred years by German, French and Lebanese archaeologists.
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These substructures supported the porticos and exedrae around the Court and were used for stables and storage. On the basis of its similar name, several 19th-century Biblical archaeologists attempted to connect Baalbek to the ” Baalgad ” mentioned in the Hebrew Scripture ‘s Book of Joshua the Baalath listed among Solomon ‘s cities in the First Book of Kings  the Baal-hamon where he had a vineyard  and the “Plain of Aven” in Amos.
Through the foundation there run three enormous passages the size of railway tunnels. An interior stairway goes to the top of the Propylaea where there is an excellent view of the area.
An altar was set in the center of this casgle in the tradition of the biblical Semitic high places.
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Construction of the so-called temple of Bacchus was also started about this time. Baalbek is rescriptive with:. Material from the ruins is incorporated into a ruined mosque north of downtown  and probably also in the Qubbat Duris on the road to Damascus.
The Tell Baalbek temple complex, fortified as the town’s citadel during the Middle Ages,  was constructed from local stone, mostly white granite and a rough white marble. The entire Court was enclosed by a succession of rectangular and semi-circular exedrae or recesses decorated by niches which contained statues. During the Hellenistic period B. Madonna gets into Eurovision groove in Tel Aviv despite Palestinian criticism. Legacy of the Roman Empire.