It all began in the ancient times of the Phoenicians, when Baalbek served as a place of people's worship to the Sun God “Baal”. As we go on later in history to 333BC, Baalbek was known as the Heliopolis or ''City of the Sun'' until 64 BC by the then-ruling Greeks. When Julius Ceasar took over the country as part of the Roman empire, Baalbek had entered its golden age. Today it brings Lebanon dozens of thousands of tourists each year. Its three temples known as Bacchus, Jupiter, and Mercury will undoubtedly stun you with their colossal columned ruins, you with the massive size of the stones used to build them, posing many questions in your mind about the ways of engineering this gorgeous monumental grandeur.