It’s impossible to predict what will happen and what you’ll remember when you visit a place like Lebanon. This is the land of Canaan, after all. This is the place Autumn Phillips grew up reading about in the margins of the Bible.
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.
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.
Italian Team Makes Painstaking Efforts to Clean Pillars of Baalbeck’s Jupiter Temple…