a town in E Lebanon: ruins of ancient city; Temple of the Sun. 16,000. Ancient Greek name, Heliopolis.
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How to use Baalbek in a sentence
For the most part, residents of Ras Baalbek say they feel secure.
Ras Baalbek is just one of a handful of Christian villages in the northern Bekaa Valley not far from the Syrian border.
They were Nature's enormous mockery of the most ambitious architecture of man, the pyramids of Egypt and the platform of Baalbek.Overland | John William De Forest
West of Baalbek one of these pillars is to be seen, called the pillar of the maidens, and there is another not far from Acre.Palestine | Claude Reignier Conder
Furthermore, how can we interest ourselves in his fiction of history concerning Baalbek?The Book of Khalid | Ameen Rihani
Our forces pushed on northwards, meeting with little or no opposition, and occupying Baalbek, Tripolis and Homs.With the British Army in The Holy Land | Henry Osmond Lock
And one day, when we were pumping out the water he asked me if I thought this was easier than rolling our roofs in Baalbek.The Book of Khalid | Ameen Rihani
British Dictionary definitions 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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