Lebanon 1969 Reel 36 of 65


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Film Id:F16-0379
Film Description:Reel 36 of 65
Unedited travelogue
Bahre el Badar


Reel 36 of 65
Unedited travelogue

Cat. Reel 379 1969: Reel 36: Lebanon, Baalbek, Bahre el Badar [?].

Snow sheds (at Bahre el Badar [?]).
Quibbet Douris [?] mausoleum and temple (13th Century): Eight granite pillars, entablature, arch keystones cut at an angle.
Coffee shop near Douris temple: grinding coffee using mortar and
pestle. Note fire tongs, carved implements.
Rug on wall (cu).
A rabab: single stringed instrument with sounding box,
Temple of Baalbek, 6 columns of Jupiter (distant, closer).
Temple of Jupiter complex has 4 sections (*see K's notes):
The Propylae: entrance to temple, architecturally important
Propylae. Hexagonal forecourt with 6 Jupiter pillars in background,
Three arched niches: Arabic.
Great Court ruins (*see K's notes on original structure) (pan shot)
Pillars. Chapel. Bacchus Temple (?) (pan shot},
Six Pillars of Jupiter. Green tree.
Chapel. Two dark supporting pillars.
Dome of alcove: note construction.
Niche or alcove.
Stone carvings: flowers, egg (fertility) (cu).
Large alcove with many niches (pan shot).
Alcoves: the wall slots are Arabic.
Detailed carvings on stone blocks. Broken granite columns.
Series of alcoves, possibly a chapel.
Carved Roman letters.
Chanel wall, projections m\ which statues rested.
Intricate carving.
Bahre el Badar
Video Category:Travelogue
Film Creator:Watson Kintner
Topics:Baalbek, Roman antiquities, Heliopolis, Tell Baalbek
Tags: Baalbek | Heliopolis | Roman antiquities | Tell Baalbek
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