Bloomberg’s second of the Seven Wonders of the World is Baalbek, also known as the City of the Sun, and is located in Lebanon.
Tire, one of the premier cities in the region, was founded in the 3rd millennium BC. It will shine so much in History through its trading posts and will found Carthage, a Punic city which will compete with Rome.
In 1898, an unlikely royal visit was made to the 10,000-year-old city of Baalbek, a jewel in the crown of Lebanon’s archeological history. As part of his grand tour of the Orient — an expedition that involved 100 coaches, 230 tents and 10 guides — the last emperor of Germany, Kaiser Wilhelm II, and his wife Augusta Victoria were awestruck by Baalbek’s famed Roman ruins.
The free Baalbek Reborn app transports armchair travelers to the year 215 CE to see some of the Roman Empire’s most ambitious buildings.
Virtual Tour Restores Baalbek’s Stunning Roman Temples to Their Former Glory; Livia Gershon; Smithsonian Magazine
The free online experience allows users to toggle between views of the ancient Lebanese city today and as it appeared in 215 A.D.
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For millennia, humans have congregated and formed cities as a way to ensure protection, access to food and water, and even just to fulfill our social needs.
Source: The Oldest Cities In The World
These destinations in the Middle East should be next on your bucket list.
Like millions of people currently under lockdown across the world, you are probably wondering when the pandemic will end so that life can become normal again. There are so many things to do as well as many places to explore. For this bucket list, Michael Bamidele would explore the Arab world. The Arab world mainly consists of the Arabic-speaking countries and populations in North Africa and Western Asia.
These 10 destinations are just a snapshot of the incredible experiences ready for you to explore in The Middle East.
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Today’s travel article journeys to five of the world’s most ancient cities: Athens, Aleppo, Varanasi, Jericho and Byblos.
As rising temperatures threaten to sweep away the remaining cedar forests, a tiny green grub is making matters worse.
The oldest cities of the world are also the most interesting ones.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Qadisha valley and Mount Lebanon are covered by snow after storms hit Lebanon and neighbouring Syria. In recent days the area has been hit by a prolonged patch of severe weather.