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To kick from where we began earlier, Baalbek and its charming beauty. As many of you are thinking right now, Baalbek might seem as a historical region, only consisting of artefacts and temples🏛. However, what I realised about this wonderful location is that it is not only a main attraction site for archaeologists. Let’s take a look together👀 about what activities can be done there, whether historical or not.
So, first of all, why don’t we take an overview about the main attractions there😍? Some of the most well-known sites there include the Temple of Jupiter, Temple of Bacchus, Temple of Venus, and extensive Arab fortifications. The columns that were used to build the Temple of Jupiter were mined in Aswan, Egypt🇪🇬 and it still remains a mystery how they got to Baalbek without modern engineering and what were the tools that were used to move large materials in ancient times. What do you guys think🤔? Also, the largest dressed stone in the world found in the Temple of Jupiter is extremely mysterious since it lies away from other structures all by itself.
Without doubt, when it comes to the modern town of Baalbek, its economy is heavily influenced by tourism. The annual Baalbek International Festival, one of the main attractions there, is held during the summer at the temple complex. The history of this festival is deeply rooted in European culture. It is the oldest and most prestigious cultural event in the Middle East🌍 with a history that spans six decades. The Festival was launched in 1956 when the President of the Lebanese Republic, Camille Chamoun, announced its creation🤴🏻. So far, what caught your attention the most🤔? Comment below👇🏻. Stay tuned and join me while I discover more and more about the activities and natural attractions in the picturesque city of Baalbek😍. Follow ➡ @bint__battuta
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