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A side view of the Temple of Jupiter in Baalbeck.
In 27 BC, the Roman emperor Augustus supposedly took the decision to build in the middle of nowhere the grandest and mightiest temple of antiquity, the Temple of Jupiter, whose platform, and big courtyard are retained by three walls containing twenty-seven limestone blocks, unequaled in size anywhere in the world, as they all weigh in excess of 300 metric tons. Three of the blocks, however, weigh more than 800 tons each.
Thanks to his efforts, Baalbeck stays as one of the greatest ancient beauties…watching the temple under the sunset is a breathtaking experience for anyone…

Bekaa vadisindeki MÖ 27 de Roma imparatoru Augustus tarafından yaptırılmış Jüpiter Tapınağının gün batımında nefes kesen görüntüsü…

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