Place:Baalbek, Beqaa, Lebanon


Alt namesBa'labakksource: Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961); USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Balabakksource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 70
Baʿalbeksource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 103
Baʿlabakksource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Colonia Iulia Augusta Felix Heliopolissource: ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
Heliopolissource: GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) p 10283; Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)
Heliopolis Syriaesource: ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
Coordinates34.0°N 36.2°E
Located inBeqaa, Lebanon
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Baalbek (; , Syriac-Aramaic: ܒܥܠܒܟ) is a city located east of the Litani River in Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, about northeast of Beirut. It is the capital of Baalbek-Hermel Governorate. In Greek and Roman times Baalbek was also known as Heliopolis (Greek for "Sun City"). In 1998 Baalbek had a population of 82,608, mostly Shia Muslims, followed by Sunni Muslims and Christians.

It is home to the Baalbek temple complex which includes two of the largest and grandest Roman temple ruins: the Temple of Bacchus and the Temple of Jupiter. It was inscribed in 1984 as an UNESCO World Heritage site.

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