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Would you ever have worshiped at the Temple of Jupiter in Baalbek, Lebanon? If not for Jupiter to counter the suns gravity how else could the earth have took its orbit between the two giants?

Would you ever have worshiped at the Temple of Jupiter in Baalbek, Lebanon? If not for Jupiter to counter the suns gravity how else could the earth have took its orbit between the two giants?

The incredible columns of the Temple of Jupiter in Baalbek, Lebanon. (CC BY-SA 2.5)

The incredible columns of the Temple of Jupiter in Baalbek, Lebanon. (CC BY-SA 2.5)

Baalbek, also known as Baalbeck (Arabic: بعلبك‎ / ALA-LC: Baʻalbak, Lebanese pronunciation: [ˈbʕalbak]) is a town in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon situated east of the Litani River. Known as Heliopolis (Greek: Ἡλιούπολις) during the period of Roman rule, it was one of the largest sanctuaries in the empire and contains some of the best preserved Roman ruins in Lebanon

These cyclopean stones are certainly not Roman. The square cut Roman stones are heaped on top of them by the Arabs or Crusaders, whoever turned the ruins .

Baalbek  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.

Great Court of Baalbek in Lebanon is famous for its exquisitely detailed yet monumentally scaled temple ruins of the Roman period.

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