The Temple of Bacchus was one of the three main temples at a large complex in classical antiquity, at Baalbek in Lebanon. It is larger than the Parthenon in Greece and was completed about 150 AD.

The Temple of Bacchus was one of the three main temples at a large complex in classical antiquity, at Baalbek in Lebanon. It is larger than the Parthenon in Greece and was completed about 150 AD.

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.

The ruins of the Roman Temple of Bacchus at Baalbek, Lebanon.

The ruins of the Roman Temple of Bacchus at Baalbek, Lebanon.

Baalbek, Lebanon.  http://www.worldheritagesite.org/sites/baalbek.html

Baalbek, Lebanon. http://www.worldheritagesite.org/sites/baalbek.html

Heliopolis (Baalbek) Lebanon - Roman ruins

Heliopolis (Baalbek) Lebanon - Roman ruins

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.

Shell seat  The Great Court at Baalbek.

Shell seat The Great Court at Baalbek.

Baalbek  is a town in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon. It 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 a town in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon. It 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, also know as Heliopolis  it was one of the largest sanctuaries in the Roman empire and contains some of the best preserved Roman ruins in Lebanon.

Baalbek, also know as Heliopolis it was one of the largest sanctuaries in the Roman empire and contains some of the best preserved Roman ruins in Lebanon.

Steps to the Temple of Jupiter, Baalbek, Lebanon.

Steps to the Temple of Jupiter, Baalbek, Lebanon.

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