The Archaeoastronomy and Chronology of the Temple of Jupiter at Baalbek

  • Giulio MagliEmail author
Part of the Historical & Cultural Astronomy book series (HCA)


The temple of Jupiter at Baalbek in Lebanon is one of the most complex architectural projects ever conceived. Several issues remain unsolved about this site; in particular, the relative chronology and the dates of construction of the two ‘podia’ of the temple are unsure, as well as the true nature of the cult of Jupiter practiced there. We present here a new architectural analysis based on the orientation and on other features of the temple, which clearly point to a unified project originally conceived under Herod the Great.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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