Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Lebonan 500 livres UNC
Front: View of Beirut City
Back: Temple of Jupiter in Baalbek Lebanon(Only six columns remains), Lion Head Frieze from Temple of Jupiter & cedar tree
Temple of Jupiter in Baalbek Lebanon , Image Obtained From Wikimedia Commons.
Baalbeck, Lebanon's greatest Roman treasure, can be counted among the wonders of the ancient world. The largest and most noble Roman temples ever built, they are also among the best preserved.
Towering high above the Beqaa plain, their monumental proportions proclaimed the power and wealth of Imperial Rome. The gods worshipped here, the Triad of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury, were grafted onto the indigenous deities of Hadad, Atargatis and a young male god of fertility. Local influences are also seen in the planning and layout of the temples, which vary from the classic Roman design. Read More
Information Obtained from Middle East.com