Baalbek , Lebanon


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Baalbek (Arabic: بعلبك‎) is a town in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon, altitude 3,850 ft (1,170 m), situated east of the Litani River. It is famous for its exquisitely detailed but monumentally scaled temple ruins of the Roman period, when Baalbek, known as Heliopolis was one of the largest sanctuaries in the Empire. It is also home to the annual Baalbeck International Festival. Baalbeck is home to the Lebanese Red Cross first aid, medical & social, and youth center as well as mobile clinics.The town is located at 34°00′22″N, 36°12′31″E about 85 km north east of Beirut, and about 75 km north of Damascus. It has population of approximately 32,000.The history of Baalbeck dates back around 5000 years. Excavations near the Jupiter temple have revealed the existence of ancient human habitation dating to the Early Bronze Age (2900-2300 BC).-Wikipedia-




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