This Phoenician city, where a triad of deities was worshipped, was known as Heliopolis during the Hellenistic period. It retained its religious function during Roman times, when the sanctuary of the Heliopolitan Jupiter attracted thousands of pilgrims. Baalbek, with its colossal structures, is one of the finest examples of Imperial Roman architecture at its apogee (whc.unesco.org).
Series: Treasures of the World Heritage of Mankind
Credits: Christian Romanowski, director. Gustav Adolf Bahr, participant ; Michael Hulse, participant.
eMotion Picture Baden Baden Produktion, producer. Elke Dorsch-Wagner, producer ; Gisela Mahimann, producer. UNESCO WHC, co-producer ; ZDF Südwestfunk, co-producer ; SWR Media, co-producer.
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