National Geographic : 1912 Jan
THE YOUNG TURK THE GREAT TEMPLE OF JUPITER, OR OF THE SUN: BAALBEK This was the largest and most famous of the temples. It was sacred to Jupiter (Baal), with whom were associated Venus and Mercury. This magnificent building formerly boasted 54 columns, of which these 6 remain. The pillars are formed of three blocks and are 60 feet high. Note the man standing beside the pillar.