I used to spot this mysterious monument on my way to school, and I’ve always wondered about its origins. I’ve even once tried to reach it by foot during my school days, but I didn’t succeed.Continue reading “Haidara, Lebanon’s Litte Petra”
The forgotten temple of Majdel Anjar
Located on a strategic hilltop and overlooking the valley, Majdel Anjar temple is one of the most impressive Roman sites that I’ve ever visited.Continue reading “The forgotten temple of Majdel Anjar”
The lonely column of Iaat
Standing alone for 1900 years, no one is sure why this Corinthian column exists. Some say it was built by St. Helena of Constantinople (mother of Emperor Constantine the Great) while others say it marks the site of a great ancient battle.Continue reading “The lonely column of Iaat”
The abandoned stones of Baalbeck
Most of you have visited the city of Baalbeck but probably haven’t seen these 2000-year-old Roman monoliths.
The Stone of the Pregnant Woman, together with other nearby stone blocks, are among the largest monoliths ever quarried. The building blocks were presumably intended for Jupiter temple but they never made it out of the quarry.Continue reading “The abandoned stones of Baalbeck”