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Baalbek

[bahl-bek, bey-uh l-, beyl-] /ˈbɑl bɛk, ˈbeɪ əl-, ˈbeɪl-/
noun
1.
a town in E Lebanon: ruins of ancient city; Temple of the Sun. 16,000. Ancient Greek name, Heliopolis.
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  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for Baalbek

Baalbek

/ˈbɑːlbɛk/
noun
1.
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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