Located on the east of the Litani river, Baalbek is a town in the Bekaa valley in Lebanon. This region is famous for its beautiful roman temples. Back then when the Romans were in power, this region was called Heliopolis.
Also known to be one of the holiest of places during ancient times. The story of Baalbek (according to an archaeological theory) goes way beyond five thousand years ago. The Phoenicians decided to construct a temple to their sun god – Baal; in Baalbek. This is because; according to legends, this region was the birthplace of the sun god Baal. Later on when the Romans came to the region, they made even more temples for Baal.
The city of Baalbek is dedicated to the sun god Jupiter. This place has the largest stones structures that the Romans built. The Romans however, could not complete building it, as they lacked [...]