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Baalbek: the Pillars of Jupiter

Language: English

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 (

on this subject: Photogallery of Baalbek and documents (

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Place/region: Baalbek, Lebanon, Southwest Asia
Series: Treasures of the World Heritage of Mankind
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Christian Romanowski
Participant: Gustav Adolf Bahr, Michael Hulse
Publisher: eMotion Picture Baden Baden Produktion
Producer: Elke Dorsch-Wagner, Gisela Mahimann
Sponsor: UNESCO WHC; ZDF Südwestfunk; SWR Media
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Rights: Treasures of the World Heritage of Mankind

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Original: Betacam
Location: F-H.129
UMAS reference: AUD-DIT/ISS/ARC/0074
Rights holder: ZDF Südwestfunk; UNESCO

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