Baalbek (Greek: Ἡλιούπολις; Arabic: بعلبك‎ / ALA-LC: Ba‘albak; Phoenicie: בעלבכ, Baalbak) is a toun in the Beqaa Valley o Lebanon situatit east o the Litani River. It is famous for its exquisitely detailed yet monumentally scaled temple ruins o the Roman period, when Baalbek, then kent as Heliopolis, wis ane o the lairgest sanctuaries in the empire. It is Lebanon's greatest Roman treasur, an it can be coontit amang the wanders o the auncient warld, containin some o the lairgest an best preservit Roman ruins.

Baalbek

بعلبك
Temple o Jupiter in Baalbek
Temple o Jupiter in Baalbek
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Coordinates: 34°0′25″N 36°12′14″E / 34.00694°N 36.20389°E / 34.00694; 36.20389
Kintra Lebanon
GovrenorateBeqaa Govrenorate
DestrictBaalbek Destrict
Area
 • City7 km2 (3 sq mi)
 • Metro
16 km2 (6 sq mi)
Elevation
1170 m (3,840 ft)
Population
 • City82,608
 • Metro
105,000
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)+3
TeepCultural
Criteriai, iv
Designatit1984 (8th session)
Reference no.294
State Party Lebanon
RegionArab States

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NotesEedit

  1. Syaifullah, M. (26 October 2008). "Yogyakarta dan Libanon Bentuk Kota Kembar". Tempo Interaktif. Retrieved 25 Januar 2010.

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