Sites & cities that bear the name of Baalbek


Today in : Lebanon
First trace of activity : ca. 7,000 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : manbaa al nahrein?, Source of the Two Rivers, Abode of El, Bʿlbk, Baʿlabakka, Baʿlabakku, Baʿalbek, Ba’labakk, Bʿalbik, Balbec, Baalbec, Baalbeck, Hēlioúpolis, Heliopolis,Heliopolis in Syria, Heliopolis Syriaca, Coelesyria, Heliopolis in Phoenicia, Biḳāʿ al-ʿAzīz

Description : Baalbek (), properly Baʿalbek (Arabic: بعلبك‎, romanized: Ba’labakk, Syriac-Aramaic: ܒܥܠܒܟ) and also known as Balbec, Baalbec or Baalbeck, is a city located east of the Litani River in Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, about 85 km (53 mi) northeast of Beirut. It is the capital of Baalbek-Hermel Governorate. In Greek and Roman times Baalbek was also known as Heliopolis. 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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