20-10-2007 km:118,900 Baalbeck, Lebanon
Mr. Bassam Imad who lives in Beirut invited me to stay his house. He is archtect and cyclist. He is a member of CAC (bicyclists hospitality list). http://www.cci.asso.fr/cac/cac.htm We cycle together to Baalbeck ruins. Built in the 2nd century AD. A very ancient site, Baalbeck came into its glory after the invasion of Alexander the Great, who elevated it to the rank of Heliopolis, City of the Sun. With the Roman conquest and the construction of major temples, the town developed into an important religious site.