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a town in E Lebanon: ruins of ancient city; Temple of the Sun. 16,000. Ancient Greek name, Heliopolis.
Historical Examples

While Baalbek contains the largest and most famous ruins, it is not the only place that attracts the archologist.
The Old World and Its Ways William Jennings Bryan

We must leave Baalbek as soon as the religious formalities are done.
The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani

Furthermore, how can we interest ourselves in his fiction of history concerning Baalbek?
The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani

And all for one, who until now, ever since he left Baalbek, did not think on thee.
The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani

The other could but answer that so it was, and he knew no reason for it, and with this the man of Baalbek had to content himself.
The Strong Arm Robert Barr

Tis more than a year now since I slinked out of Baalbek, leaving you in the dark about me.
The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani

Did the authorities of Baalbek expect a siege, and were they thus preparing for it?
The Strong Arm Robert Barr

The greatest marvel of Baalbek has, however, still to be noticed.
Tent Work in Palestine Claude Reignier Conder

No, I can not leave Baalbek, I can not do anything, until that star unfolds the night or the dawn of my destiny.
The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani

In size Baalbek dwarfs Palmyra, and equals it in richness of workmanship.
Tent Work in Palestine Claude Reignier Conder

a town in E Lebanon: an important city in Phoenician and Roman times; extensive ruins. Pop: 150 000 (1998 est) Ancient name Heliopolis


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