One of the most famous attractions and exceptional archaeological sites in Lebanon, Baalbeck is the Temple of Bacchus. The Temple of Bacchus is one of the largest prestigious and well preserved Roman temples in the Ancient Roman era. The Baalbeck temples were created in the 1st Century, between the 200 years, the Romans built three different temples to honor each god, Jupiter, Bacchus, and Venus. After the fall of the Roman civilizations, the temples suffered numerous wars. Fortunately, some of the temple is still here to this day and it represents the Roman atmosphere.
First of all, an aqueduct is an artificial channel used to gather water from a distance, it's most commonly built as a bridge above rivers or valleys. The Aqueduct of Segovia is one of the most significant and well-preserved ancient monuments. It was built in Segovia, Spain during the second half of 1 C.E. under the Roman Empire. The aqueduct stands at about 28.5 meters tall and 2,667 meters long! The tall pillars and arches are made of 24,000 solid granite blocks of stone. The aqueduct transports water from Fuentes Frio River to the city of Segovia, Spain. You may have not noticed from the picture, but there are three tall arches. In Roman era, these three arches display the builder along with the date of construction. Today, there are two visible niches (a shallow nook to hang portraits) that used to have a picture of Hercules, the founder of the city. The other niche contains a picture of Virgen de la Fuencisla the Segovian Patroness (a woman the city chose to protect their land).
The famous Roman writer Virgil, was noted for making this epic "Aeneid" somewhere from 72-19 B.C.E (Golden Age of Rome). Aeneid is written in 12 books and is still a written masterpiece today. This epic was meant to present Rome's celestial destiny, however some say Virgil may have revealed uncertainty over the cost of the empire during that time. The plot of the story is that there is a Trojan prince leading his flee to Italy where they stumble through many obstacles along the way. Unfortunately, Virgil was not able to finish this large epic, because of his death in 19 B.C.E. from a terrible fever, but he did spend a long 11 years creating what we have of it today. Virgil's work has inspired much of our literature today.
This is the Column of Marcus Aurelius or Column of Trojan of Rome, it is a lofty Doric column covered with relief sculptures with 21 carved spirals. It is thought to have been built during 180 C.E. in memory of Commodus's (son of Emperor Marcus Aurelius) mother and father. Each chronicle represents an incident from the two major battles of Marcus Aurelius and the German and Sarmatian territories between 175 and 172 B.C.E., but mostly the Emperor's successful military. These carved scenes represent eloquent symbolism compared to the Trojan columns. The large pillar's current height today is 39 meters not including the 7 meter underground base!