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Temple of Venus

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Temple of Venus
The Temple of Venus, constructed in the third century AD, is located about 200 meters southwest of the larger Temple of Jupiter. It is much smaller in size and built on a horseshoe-shaped platform, which gives it its other name, the Circular Temple. A colonnaded street separates it from the Temple of Jupiter, and it is the last temple to be constructed in the province. The architect of this sanctuary wanted to showcase his superior skills and succeeded in doing so.

The Temple of Venus is distinguished from all other Baalbek Temples by its unique characteristics and features, earning it the title of the Temple of Fortune of Baalbek. During the Byzantine Era, the temple was converted into a church and dedicated to Saint Barbara, who is still revered as the Saint of Baalbek today. Visitors can also explore the nearby remnants of the Temple of Muses, which dates back to the 1st century AD.

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Baalbek +
Baalbek District, Baalbek-Hermel Governorate
Part of
Archaeological site , Historical site , Temple
Characteristics and classifications
Architecture & Style (1) +
Roman architecture
Heritage Classification (1) +
World Heritage Site
Period of History (1) +
3rd century