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Photographer's Note

These columns belong to the Temple of Bacchus in Baalbek, Lebanon. Formerly known as Heliopolis(The City of The Sun) during Roman Times, only half of the city was ever finished, but the temple actually went on to become the largest religious temple in the Roman Empire.

Also, note the Arabic writing on the right circular column. While at first sight they seem like the typical signs of vandalism, these were actually carved on the columns more than 200 years ago.

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  • Copyright: Thomas Green (tcgt1979) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 29 W: 0 N: 24] (156)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-08-28
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Camera: Nikon D60
  • Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-10-20 6:06
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