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.
|Monastery of Our Lady of Sednayah||2019||37.6km||site_ao|
|Byblos Archaeological Site||2018||53km||site_ao|
|Beirut’s Grudge House||2017||68.6km||site_ao|
|Tower of Claudius||2017||36.9km||site_ao|
|Clarisses Sisters Unity Chapel||62.6km||site_brutalism|
|Ministry of Defense||1962||63km||site_brutalism|
|Our Lady of the Fortress Basilica (Saydet el Hosn)||39.2km||site_brutalism|
|Dr. Melki Hospital||59.7km||site_brutalism|
|Ancient City of Damascus||1979||55.9km||site_whs|
|Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab)||1998||29.9km||site_whs|
|Which are the oldest cities in the world?||2020||66.1km||post|
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