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(Roman) Temple of Jupiter at Baalbek, Lebanon

(Roman) Temple of Jupiter at Baalbek, Lebanon

The massive temple of the Roman god Jupiter (assimilated with the Syrian god Baal) at Baalbek, central Lebanon, is one of the largest Roman temples anywhere. It continued to be a center of pagan worship until the middle of the fifth century CE, despite the efforts of Christians to close it.

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