Baalbek ruins – 1950s
The Baalbek ruins are the remains of Roman temples built roughly 50 miles from both Damascus and Beirut. Archaeology digs have shown that the area has been inhabited for over 9000 years. At the time of Roman occupation the city was known as Heliopolis, but the Roman temples were definitely built over older ruins.
These photos were taken sometime in the 1950′s possibly as part of the photographer’s Egyptian trip.