Monuments of Lebanon

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Notes of this trip



Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut, Lebanon

Byblos, Lebanon: oldest continuously inhabited town in the world


Byblos

Byblos

Byblos

Byblos: Crusaders castle (medieval)


Byblos: Early bronze-age dwellings (4000 BC)

Byblos: Tower temple (2700 BC)

Byblos: Tower temple

Byblos: Water source (2700 BC)


Byblos: L-shaped temple (2700 BC)

Byblos in 2700 BC

Byblos: Obelisk temple (2700 BC)

Byblos: Northeastern gate (2700 BC)


Byblos: Northern quarters (2700 BC)

Baalbek, Lebanon: Temple of Venus (3rd c AD)

Baalbek: Bronze-age sanctuary (Heliopolis) that became the largest temple of the Roman empire

Baalbek: the staircase to the Temple of Jupiter (60 AD)


Baalbek

Baalbek

Baalbek: the staircase

Baalbek: the staircase


Baalbek: Once at the top of the stairs, one has a breathtaking view of the complex

Baalbek

Baalbek

Baalbek: the only hexagonal court in the Roman empire


Baalbek: Past the hexagonal court, one enters the great court, from which the size of the complex appears even more imposing

Baalbek


Baalbek


Baalbek

Baalbek

Baalbek: The Temple of Jupiter looks like a fortress


Baalbek


Baalbek

Baalbek

Baalbek


Baalbek

Baalbek

Baalbek

Baalbek


Baalbek: Temple of Bacchus (150 AD)

Baalbek

Baalbek: if you can see the person among the columns, you realize how big the complex was

Baalbek


Baalbek

Baalbek

Baalbek: The corniche alone was gigantic (pieces are visible at the lower level of the southeastern side)

Baalbek


Baalbek

Baalbek

Baalbek

Baalbek


Baalbek

Baalbek

Baalbek

Baalbek


Baalbek

Baalbek

Baalbek

Baalbek


Baalbek

Baalbek

Aanjar, Lebanon: abandoned Umayyad (8th c) city (Chalcis) near border with Syria

Aanjar


Aanjar

Aanjar

Aanjar

Aanjar


Aanjar

Aanjar

Aanjar

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