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The Temple of Jupiter, Lebanon

From series “The Most Mysterious Constructions of the Planet”
A unique building is the ancient Jupiter temple, located in the old Lebanese city of Baalbek. Although the ancient building is now in ruins, it still admires with the size and constructional features. The main secret of the temple is the huge plates at its base, as well as the carved marble columns, whose height reached 20 meters after the approximate bills.

The Temple of Jupiter, Lebanon How many thousands of thousands of such buildings could be erected, remains unclear until today's point of view. According to the historical data, the temple in Baalbek has existed for centuries and was partly destroyed by the Emperor's Theodosius government. This area was believed to be sacred and extremely important a thousand years ago. This could explain the emergence of the gigantic temple.

In the attempt to imagine the process of temple building, one gets a series of unexplained questions. The huge rock platforms, whose weight reaches 1 000 tons, has been raised up to 7 meters. Even with the use of today's modern technology, this task is not so simple. Not far from the temple is the quarry on which the huge monoliths were carved out of the rocks. A monolith remained in the quarry. Its size is equally impressive - the monolith length is 21 meters, the height - 4.2 meters and the width - about 5 meters. As a legend was told, the unique temple was built thousands of years ago on the orders of King Solomon. Next - Gobekli Tepe

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ATM bankomat: 'Atm - Zahle' located in 32 km ( check the route on the map).
Fuel station: 'Gas Station' in 0.5 km
Supermarket: 'Hamza El Rifai Market' in 2.67 km
Parking: 'Parking - Bcharre' in 30 km
Apotheek: 'Ghassan - Pharmacy' in 0.31 km
Police station: 'Baalbeck Police Station - Police' in 0.48 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Restaurant - Baalbek' in 0.36 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Rafic Hariri Airport BEY - in 68 km
 »  Damascus International Airport DAM - in 72 km
 »  Bassel Al-Assad International Airport LTK - in 156 km
 »  Haifa Airport HFA - in 171 km
 »  Marka International Airport ADJ - in 227 km
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Kanaan Group

Located in 1 km from The Temple of Jupiter
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Rooms: 40
Wooden furniture, warm colours and tiled floors are part of the modern, classic décor. Each room is equipped with a satellite TV, a minibar and a … More: photo, rates and booking
Paradise Cedars

Located in 29 km from The Temple of Jupiter
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Rooms: 3
The accommodation will provide you with a flat-screen TV, a seating area and satellite channels. Private bathrooms also come with a shower. Some … More: photo, rates and booking
White Cedar Hotel &Resort

Located in 30 km from The Temple of Jupiter
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Rooms: 9
All the accommodations at White Cedar Hotel and Resort feature a terrace. Each one offers a flat-screen TV, a minibar and an electric kettle. The … More: photo, rates and booking
La Reserve Afqa

Located in 31 km from The Temple of Jupiter
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Rooms: 30
The tents at La Reserve Afqa include bed spaces, and shared bathrooms are available. You can also bring your own tent for a more personalised … More: photo, rates and booking

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