National Geographic : 1912 Jan
C) GENERAL VIEW OF THE ACROPOLIS AND THE GREAT TEMPLE RUINSAT BAALBEK Baalbek was once the most magnificent of Syrian cities, full of palaces, fountains, and beautiful monuments. Today itisfamous only for the splendor of its ruins. The glorious temples at Baalbek were built by the Romans early inthe Christian era, being dedicated by Septimus Severus about 200 A. D. Immense treasures were lavished by the Roman emperors uponthese wonderful buildings. Baalbek is situated on a branch of the Damascus Railway (see the map which is published as a supplement).