Further afield – Lebanon – Baalbek & Anjar

Back in 2008, before things turned for the worst, I took a day trip from Damascus to the Lebanon to see the most impressive Roman ruins I’ve ever seen (and I’ve seen a few). Baalbek was a major temple complex, the remains of which still astound, from the six giant columns standing, to the intricate carvings.

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Ruins of the Umayyad city of Anjar are not quite as impressive, but still an interesting stop on the way back into Syria.

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Author: jontycrane

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