ALEF.Net - ALEF Ancient Places - Lebanon - Baalbek
ALEF Phoenician Logo and IbisALEF Ancient PlacesALEF Phoenician Logo and Ox
Arts Letters Esoterica Faiths

ALEF Home / ALEF Galleries / ALEF Ancient Places / Lebanon - Baalbek

ALEF ANCIENT PLACES - LEBANON - BAALBEK


(Edited and formatted by George ALEFantes)


BAALBEK

Named after the head of the Phoenician pantheon, the sun god Baal. Later called Heliopolis by the Greeks. Today, considered to be a difficult and dangerous journey for tourists.

Lebanon - Baalbek

ACROPOLIS

Lebanon - Baalbek

TEMPLE OF BACCHUS

Lebanon - Baalbek

TEMPLE OF JUPITER

Lebanon - Baalbek

Lebanon - Baalbek

TEMPLE OF THE SUN FOUNDATION

Some scientists believe that the platform at Baalbek is one of the only prediluvial sites to survive the flood. The Romans desecrated the site to construct the largest temples they ever built.

Lebanon - Baalbek

Lebanon - Baalbek

TEMPLE OF THE SUN STONES

Lebanon - Baalbek

TRILITHON

The Trilithon consists of three sixty-four-foot limestone blocks, each weighing over 1,500 tons. The best modern cranes could not lift or move them. Local Arabic Legends claim that Cain had it built in Genesis. Other legends attribute its construction to the Cyclops, thus the term "Cyclopean masonry" to describe the megalithic structures at Sacsayhuaman, Mycenae, Malta, Persepolis, and elsewhere.

Lebanon - Baalbek

Lebanon - Baalbek

STONE OF THE PREGNANT WOMAN

The Stone of the Pregnant Woman, still connected to rock in the quarry, is seventy-feet long and estimated to weigh between 1,500 and 2,000 tons. It is said that a woman became pregnant after sleeping on it.

Lebanon - Baalbek

Lebanon - Baalbek

Lebanon - Baalbek

Lebanon - Baalbek

Lebanon - Baalbek

Lebanon - Baalbek

Lebanon - Baalbek

Lebanon - Baalbek

Lebanon - Baalbek

Lebanon - Baalbek

Lebanon - Baalbek

MAPS

Lebanon - Baalbek

Lebanon - Baalbek


ALEF Home / ALEF Galleries / ALEF Ancient Places / Lebanon - Baalbek

ALEF.Net provides access to knowledge and information and exposure to traditional and Internet art forms across the Web, around the world, and throughout time, featuring works of artists and thinkers whom we celebrate and to whom the efforts of this Site are dedicated.

Copyright 1983-2017 THE ALEF NETWORK All Rights Reserved