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Baalbek: the Pillars of Jupiter
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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 (

Place/country: Lebanon,
Type: Documentary
Duration: 12 minutes
Credits: Christian Romanowski (director), eMotion Picture (publisher), Baden Baden (publisher), Treasures of the World Heritage of Mankind (publisher), UNESCO WHC (producer), ZDF Südwestfunk (producer),
Published in: 2000

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