Baalbek Reborn

Baalbek Reborn is a series of teletours presenting the sites and monuments of Baalbek (ancient Heliopolis) in the Roman imperial period. At that time Baalbek was the dominant city in the fertile Beqaa Valley in eastern Lebanon. Our virtual tours show you the ruins as they appear today and also take you back in time to see the monuments as they looked in antiquity. Experts from the German Archaeological Institute, which has been working here since 1898, explain what you are seeing on your teletours.

Thanks to the generosity of a donor, we are pleased to be able to distribute Baalbek Reborn: Temples at no cost. And, we take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to the donor, who wishes to remain anonymous.


Baalbek Reborn: Temples
Visit the four temples of the World Heritage Site of Baalbek in eastern Lebanon.
Baalbek Reborn: Temples
See the Hexagonal Court, one of the ancient sanctuary's unique features.
Baalbek Reborn: Temples
See the Temple of Jupiter set in the Altar Court.
Baalbek Reborn: Temples
Included on the tour are the so-called Temple of Venus and the nearby Temple of the Muses.
Baalbek Reborn: Temples
See the well-preserved Temple of Bacchus as it appears today and reconstructed as it looked in antiquity.


Baalbek Reborn: Temples

Available soon is “Baalbek Reborn: Temples.” This teletour presents the Temple of Jupiter Heliopolitanus as well as the so-called Temple of Bacchus, Temple of Venus, and Temple of the Muses. See the ruins the way they appear today and travel back in time to see the monuments as they originally looked in the third century of our era. Along the way listen to the expert commentary of archaeologists of the German Archaeological Institute, which has been working in Baalbek since the late nineteenth century. There are over 40 stops providing more than two hours of content.

Baalbek Reborn was developed as a partnership between the Lebanese Ministry of Culture, the German Archaeological Institute, and Flyover Zone. They run on smart phones (Android, iOS), tablets, personal computers and laptops (Macintosh, Windows 10), and VR headsets (Oculus Go, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, Oculus Rift-S, HTC Vive). Baalbek Reborn supports Arabic, Chinese, English, French, and German. To select your language, just click on the gear icon on the virtual tablet and click on Change Language.

Presented by The Ministry of Culture – Directorate General of Antiquities, Lebanon

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