Rank: Top 100
Wonder Type: Cultural
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.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Baalbek", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.