Temple of Bel
Bel is identified by the Greeks as Zeus and as Jupiter by the Romans,
and is lord and master of the universe, creator of the world and
leader of the gods. He was originally a Babylonian god, and was often
mentioned in a triad with the inferior Yarhibol, god of Sun, and god
of the moon Aglibol.
The temple is set on an artificial mound that dates
back to the 2nd millennium BC and it is almost sure that this site has
always been the site of a shrine. This sanctuary is walled and has a
courtyard in the center of it, and in the center of the courtyard the
cella, which is the original place of worship.
Inside Sanctuary of Bel
Temple of Baal Shamin