Baalbek

Baalbek

Baalbek is a town in the Anti-Lebanon foothills east of the Litani River in Lebanon's Beqaa Valley. In Greek and Roman antiquity, it was known as Heliopolis. It still possesses some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in Lebanon, including one of the largest temples of the empire,Temple of Bacchus, that is dating back th the 3rd century AD. Baalbek was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.

Site Information

Country: Lebanon

District: Beqaa Governorate

Site History: 1st Century BC

Oldest Culture: Roman

Later Cultures: Byzantine + Islamic

Site Features: Roman & Byzantine & Islamic Monuments

World Heritage Site

Official Name: Baalbek

Date of Inscription: 1984

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