9. Roman Temple in Baalbek, Lebanon

Temple of Bacchus

During the ancient times, around 9000 B.C.E., Baalbek, Lebanon was a popular pilgrimage site to worship the Phoenician sky God, Baal. The city remained a pilgrimage site until Constantine the Great legitimized Christianity in the Roman Empire beginning in 313 C.E. The most prominent relic in the city is the six columns left from the Jupiter Temple which stand on a podium seven meters high.