Tag: LB – Baalbek

Bloomberg’s ‘new’ Seven World Wonders no 2: Baalbek, Lebanon; Zimasa Katamzi; Getaway

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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.

Source: Bloomberg’s ‘new’ Seven World Wonders no 2: Baalbek, Lebanon

Virtual-tourism app brings 2,000 years of history to life; Andre Ramshaw; Vancouver Sun

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New app reconstructs the ancient glory of Baalbak’s Roman ruins in Lebanon; The Frontier Post

 

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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.

Source: New app reconstructs the ancient glory of Baalbak’s Roman ruins in Lebanon – The Frontier Post

Take a Virtual Tour of Lebanon’s Ancient Roman Ruins, Restored; Kinsey Gidick; Mental Floss

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The free Baalbek Reborn app transports armchair travelers to the year 215 CE to see some of the Roman Empire’s most ambitious buildings.

Source: Take a Virtual Tour of Lebanon’s Ancient Roman Ruins, Restored

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.

Source: Virtual Tour Restores Baalbek’s Stunning Roman Temples to Their Former Glory

Lebanon’s ancient Roman Baalbek temples reborn; Al Jazeera

 

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12 Beautiful Temples in Asia to Add on Your Bucket List; Melo Villareal; Out of Town Blog

Though there are literally thousands of temples in Asia, Melo Villareal is going to share with you 12 most popular ones.

Source: 12 Beautiful Temples in Asia to Add on Your Bucket List – Out of Town Blog

Post-Coronavirus Travel Bucket List: The Arab World; Michael Bamidele; Guardian Nigeria

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.

Source: Post-Coronavirus Travel Bucket List: The Arab World

A surprise on every corner on an adventure trip to Lebanon; Anne Gorringe; Bristol Business

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15 Ancient Engineering Marvels (Eastern); Kashyap Vyas; Interesting Engineering

Check out these ancient engineering marvels from the eastern parts of the world that demonstrate human’s creativity at its best.

Source: 15 Ancient Engineering Marvels (Eastern)

Italian Team Makes Painstaking Efforts to Clean Pillars of Baalbeck’s Jupiter Temple; Daily Star

Italian Team Makes Painstaking Efforts to Clean Pillars of Baalbeck’s Jupiter Temple…

Source: Italian Team Makes Painstaking Efforts to Clean Pillars of Baalbeck’s Jupiter Temple

Lebanon is home to 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites!; Grace H; The 961

Lebanon has more than 5,000 years of history.

Source: Lebanon is home to 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites!

9 lost cities of the world; Bradt Travel Guides

Lebanon – Baalbek

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.

Persepolis, Iran

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.

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