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The Temple of Mercury (also known as the Temple of Bacchus), Baalbek

The temple believed to have been dedicated to Mercury also possesses imagery linked to Bacchus, in addition to the presence of symbols such as the caduceus belonging Mercury. This has led to the temple being referred to in conjunction with both deities.

Creator

Emma Loosley

Date of Visit

March 1997

Contributor

Emma Loosley

Rights

Metadata and all media released under Creative CommonsCreative Commons BY-NC-SA unless otherwise indicated

Type

Architecture

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Collection

Baalbek

Citation

Emma Loosley, “The Temple of Mercury (also known as the Temple of Bacchus), Baalbek,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed November 14, 2018, http://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/200.

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