This gave me the chills. — These ruins in Lebanon were the most magnificent court in the Roman Empire. The now-barren Baalbek valley used to be called Heliopolis — the city of the Sun. Do you realize the importance of a name like that for sun-worshipers?
Baalbek in Lebanon is famous for its exquisitely detailed yet monumentally scaled temple ruins of the Roman period, when, then known as Heliopolis, it was one of the largest sanctuaries in the Empire. It can be counted among the wonders of the ancient world, containing some of the largest and best preserved Roman ruins. Seen here is the Great Court of the temple complex.