Lebanon's Ruins Survive Recent Bombings

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The Temple of Bacchus, part of the Roman temple complex at Baalbek, is considered to be the best preserved Roman temple in the Middle East.

Under Arab rule, the Baalbek temple complex became a fortress. In the 1980s Iran's Revolutionary Guard trained Hezbollah guerillas on temple grounds. During the recent conflict between Hezbollah and Israel, the temples were considered a Hezbollah stronghold, with militant fighters patrolling the ruins.

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