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Venus Temple - Baalbak

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Baalbak, Baalbak district

The gem-like temple southeast of the acropolis was built in the 3rd century A.D. Its design and size, as well as its orientation, set it apart for the other Baalbak temples. These attributes also help identify it as the temple of the Fortune of Baalbak, that is the tutelary divinity of the city., under the protection of its great gods. It was not by accident that during the byzantine period it was converted into a church dedicated to Saint Barbara, who is the patron saint of the city to this day.