Temple of Jupiter, a colossal Roman Temple, the largest of the Roman world, situated at the Baalbek complex in Heliopolis Syriaca, in modern Lebanon

Temple of Jupiter, a colossal Roman Temple, the largest of the Roman world, situated at the Baalbek complex in Heliopolis Syriaca, in modern Lebanon. The temple served as an oracle and was dedicated to Jupiter Heliopolitanus.

Temple of Jupiter (Baalbek) - Wikipedia

ArchaeoHistories on X: "Temple of Jupiter, a colossal Roman Temple, the  largest of the Roman world, situated at the Baalbek complex in Heliopolis  Syriaca, in modern Lebanon. The temple served as an
It is not known who commissioned or designed the temple, nor exactly when it was constructed. Work probably began around 16 BC, and was nearly complete by about 60 AD. It is situated at the western end of the Great Court of Roman Heliopolis, on a broad platform of stone raised another 7m above the huge stones of the foundation, three of which are among the heaviest blocks ever used in a construction. Cultic activity had long taken place at the site; the temple presumably replaced an earlier one, possibly using the same foundation.
Baalbek (Heliopolis) – following hadrian photography
It was the biggest temple dedicated to Jupiter in all the Roman Empire. The columns were 19.9m high with a diameter of nearly 2.5m, the biggest in the classical world. It took three centuries to create this colossal temple complex.

In Baalbek, Lebanon, the immense Temple of Bacchus (left), one of the  largest, pristine Roman temple remains, stands alongside the Temple of  Jupiter (right). The latter, supplanting an old Baal temple, was