Photo: Lebanon Historic Sites Again Escape Conflict Unscathed



The Temple of Jupiter in the ancient Lebanese city of Baalbek—also known as Heliopolis—was the largest Roman temple ever constructed. It was an important religious site in the empire, drawing thousand of pilgrims each year.

The temple, along with many other sites of archaeological importance, appears to have survived the recent fighting between Hezbollah and Israel undamaged, government officials say. (See more photos of Lebanon's historic treasures.)

Photograph by Carolyn Brown/Getty Images


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