A most important archaeological site
Baalbek is a small town of about 25,000 inhabitants, 200 km east of Beirut and north of Damascus. And there we found an archaeological site that was a Phoenician sanctuary dedicated to the god Baal, and has been declared a Patrimonoio Site. It is one of the most important archaeological sites in the Middle East, and is composed of several styles, since it was completed over time. In ancient times it was known as Heliopolis ("sun city"), and went through various stages of artistic influence (Hellenistic, Roman and Islamic). The ruins are now a historical and tourist treasure. There is a legend around the Temple of Jupiter, found there, why it was supposedly the largest Roman temple ever built, and the Terrace of Baalbek.