[bahl-bek, bey-uh l-, beyl-]
- a town in E Lebanon: ruins of ancient city; Temple of the Sun. 16,000. Ancient Greek name, Heliopolis.
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We must leave Baalbek as soon as the religious formalities are done.
And this young man from Baalbek,” we ask, “how did he live in this forest?
And all for one, who until now, ever since he left Baalbek, did not think on thee.
Tis more than a year now since I slinked out of Baalbek, leaving you in the dark about me.
After I deliver my address to-day, Shakib, we will take the first train for Baalbek.
- 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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