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Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Temple of Jupiter
 The Temple of Jupiter.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Temple of Jupiter
 The temple is built on the highest point of the site.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Temple of Jupiter
 Many of the columns were taken to Constantinople during the Byzantine era and used in the construction of Aghia Sophia.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Temple of Jupiter
 The base of the temple.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Temple of Jupiter
 View of the enormous foundations.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Temple of Jupiter
 Large stones making up the base.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Temple of Jupiter
 Lion carving used as a spout to drain water.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Temple of Jupiter
 Detail of Lion.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Temple of Jupiter
 The iconic six columns are 2.5m in diameter and 20m high.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Temple of Jupiter
 The six columns are Corinthian and date from the Greek period.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Temple of Jupiter
 Mamluk fountain.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
 Arab fortifications.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
 Mamluk tower.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
 The six columns of the Temple of Jupiter viewed from ground level.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Temple of Bacchus
 The Temple of Bacchus.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Temple of Bacchus
 The Temple of Bacchus is the most complete temple in the Middle East.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Temple of Bacchus
 The temple was completed in 190.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Temple of Bacchus
 Roof carvings.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Temple of Bacchus
 The narrow channel between the columns and the main temple.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Temple of Bacchus
 Roof carvings.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Temple of Bacchus
 The Temple of Jupiter from the Temple of Bacchus.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
 Detail of a carved lion.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
 Carved stone.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
 Tunnel under the Great Court.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
 Mamluk tomb stone.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
 Roman sarcophagi.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
 Pottery from the site.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
 The Temple of Venus.
Lebanon
Sidon
Sea Castle
 Entrance arch.
Lebanon
Sidon
Sea Castle
 Entrance arch decoration.
Lebanon
Sidon
Sea Castle
 Small mosque added by the Mamluks.
Lebanon
Sidon
Sea Castle
 The castle was built by the Crusaders.
Lebanon
Sidon
Sea Castle
 The Crsader builders used Roman columns.
Lebanon
Sidon
Sea Castle
 The tower.
Lebanon
Sidon
Sea Castle
 The castle is on the site of a Phoenician palace.
Lebanon
Sidon
Sea Castle
 The tower has a vaulted hall.
Lebanon
Sidon
Souks
Khan al-Franj
 The khan is a large cloistered trading centre.
Lebanon
Sidon
Souks
Khan al-Franj
 The khan was given to the French in 1610.
Lebanon
Sidon
Souks
Khan al-Franj
 The khan is set around a large couryard.
Lebanon
Sidon
Souks
Ali Hammoud Palace
 The central inner courtyard.
Lebanon
Sidon
Soap Museum
 Exhibits cover the history of soap making in the region.
Lebanon
Sidon
Soap Museum
 Soap blocks.
Lebanon
Sidon
Soap Museum
 Calibrating machine for soap.
Lebanon
Sidon
Soap Museum
 Soap seals.
Lebanon
Sidon
Soap Museum
 Cutting soap into blocks.
Lebanon
Sidon
Echmoun
 Echmoun, just outside Sidon, is the only Phoenician complex in Lebanon.
Lebanon
Sidon
Echmoun
 Babylonian style wall and pyramid, 6th century BC.
Lebanon
Sidon
Echmoun
 The Ablution area on the Phoenician complex.
Lebanon
Sidon
Echmoun
 Egyptian style sanctuary.
Lebanon
Sidon
Echmoun
 A later Roman street.
Lebanon
Sidon
Echmoun
 Roman residential area.
Lebanon
Sidon
Echmoun
 Roman steps with mosaics.
Lebanon
Sidon
Echmoun
 Byzantine church.
Lebanon
Sidon
Echmoun
 Roman mosaic.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Deir el-Qamar
Fakhr ud-Din Palace
 Wax model of Fakhr ud-Din inside the palace entrance.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Deir el-Qamar
Fakhr ud-Din Palace
 The rooms display wax models of people who have played a part in the history of Lebanon.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Deir el-Qamar
Fakhr ud-Din Palace
 Wax models of Franco, Rustem and Daoud, three Pashas.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Deir el-Qamar
Fakhr ud-Din Palace
 Wax models of religious and political leaders.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Deir el-Qamar
Fakhr ud-Din Palace
 Wax models of a Pope.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Deir el-Qamar
Younes Maan Palace
 The palace is now a tea house and puppet museum.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Deir el-Qamar
Church of Saidet et-Talle
 The church was built on the site of a Phoenician temple to the godess, Astarte.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Deir el-Qamar
Ahmad Chehab Palace
 In 1784 the palace was the base of resistance to the Ottomans by Ibrahim Pasha.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 The palace was built by Emir Bashir Shihab II in the early 19th century.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 The palace is the Summer residence of the President of Lebanon.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 A series of apartments used as guest accommodation.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 Corner of the courtyard.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 The main entrance is at the end of a large courtyard.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 The garden.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 The garden with a mosaic from a 5th century Byzantine church.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 A large mosaic in the garden taken from a Byzantine church.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 Stained glass balcony window.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 View of the valley from the garden.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 View from the garden.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 The stables and barracks.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 The baracks could accommodate 500 soldiers.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 The stables and barrack area is now a museum of mosaics.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 Mosaic with vases and birds.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 Mosaic with birds.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 The stables could house 600 horses.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 Doorway flanked with mosaics.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 Animal mosaic.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 One of a series of Byzantine mosaics.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 Byzantine mosaic from a 5th century church.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 Large Byzantine mosaic.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 The stables.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 The cloisters.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 Stunning views from the stables.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 The main courtyard from the stable entrance.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 Entrance to the Dar el-Wousta, the inner palace.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 The beautiful courtyard of the Dar el-Wousta, the inner palace.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 The courtyard of the inner palace.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 Detail of a stained glass balcony.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 Apartments.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 The decorated entrance to the former harem.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 The decorated entrance to the former harem was built by artists from Europe and Asia.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 The Room of the Columns is a waiting area for visitors.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 The Salemlek.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 The Salemlek is the decorated conference room.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 The inlaid wooden ceiling of the Salemlek.
Lebanon
Chouf Mountains
Beiteddine Palace
 The Salemlek fountain designed to drown out delicate conversations.

All travel photographs © 1973 - 2018 KryssTal

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