[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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And all for one, who until now, ever since he left Baalbek, did not think on thee.
And this young man from Baalbek,” we ask, “how did he live in this forest?
We must leave Baalbek as soon as the religious formalities are done.
He will leave for Baalbek by the first train, and be there ahead of them.
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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