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Baalbek / Ba`labakk

facts in brief


Part of Henry Maundrell's map, 1703
Part of Henry Maundrell's map, 1703






Facts in brief:

Was a large & important ancient city; was identified with worship of Baal, a Semitic sun-god (thus the name Heliopolis); most buildings were erected under reign of Roman Antoninus Pius 138-161

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