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.
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.
Though there are literally thousands of temples in Asia, Melo Villareal is going to share with you 12 most popular ones.
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, we would explore the Arab world. The Arab world mainly consists of the Arabic-speaking countries and populations in North Africa and Western Asia.
Check out these ancient engineering marvels from the eastern parts of the world that demonstrate human’s creativity at its best.
Italian Team Makes Painstaking Efforts to Clean Pillars of Baalbeck’s Jupiter Temple…
Lebanon has more than 5,000 years of history.
From crumbling Persian empires to colossal Roman cities, here are some of our favourite ruined civilisations from around the world.
When you think of ‘lost cities’, the vast inca ruins of Machu Picchu and the Hanging Gardens of Bablyon are probably the first sites that come to mind. But there are so many others to explore, from crumbling Persian empires to colossal Roman cities. Here is a selection of some of our favourites from around the world.
This ancient city in Iran embodies all the glory – and the demise – of the Persian Empire. It was here that the Achaemenid kings received their subjects, celebrated the new year and ran their empire before Alexander the Great burnt the whole thing to the ground as he conquered the world.