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 (bäl′bĕk′, bā′əl-) Formerly He·li·op·o·lis (hē′lē-ŏp′ə-lĭs)
A town of eastern Lebanon northeast of Beirut. It is the site of an ancient Phoenician city probably devoted to the worship of Baal and is now noted for its extensive Roman ruins.


(Placename) a town in E Lebanon: an important city in Phoenician and Roman times; extensive ruins. Pop: 150 000 (1998 est). Ancient name: Heliopolis


(ˈbɑl bɛk, ˈbeɪ əl-, ˈbeɪl-)

a town in E Lebanon: ruins of ancient city. 16,000. Ancient Greek name, Heliopolis.
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Summary: A Syrian boy was injured after accidentally setting off a land mine on the outskirts of east Lebanon's Baalbeck, the state-run National News Agency reported Sunday.
Time Topic 15:00 Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivers speech during a ceremony upon the 40th foundation anniversary of Al-Imam Al-Muntathar religious school for Islamic studies, at Al-Imam Khomeini Cultural Center, Baalbeck.
The concert - organized by the long-running Baalbeck International Festival - will take place at the university's Auditorium at 8pm (local time).
BEIRUT, July 4 (KUNA) -- Some members were killed and wounded in clashes that erupted in outskirts of Arsal and Ras Baalbeck between the two "terrorist" groups of the so-called Islamic State (IS) and Al-Nusra Front, Lebanon's media reported on Monday.
According to figures gathered from the Ministry of Tourism, 2013 saw a double digits percentage drop in the number of visitors to cultural antiquity sites compared to 2012, ranging from a 65 percent drop in Tripoli or a 37 drop in Baalbeck, to a 16 percent drop in Tyre or 18 percent in Beiteddine.
An Israeli reconnaissance plane violated the Lebanese airspace over the town of Naqoura, effectuating u-turn maneuvers over the localities of Riak and Baalbeck, Army Command- Guidance Directorate said in a communique.
It is these unflinching lyrics, combined with the band's liberal use of swear words, that made Mashrou' Leila a bold choice to close this year's Baalbeck Fes- tival in July.
Situated in the throbbing heart of Zahle, 54 Km from the capital Beirut, the five-star property sits on the famous Berdawni River, a 40-minute drive from the ancient Roman ruins of Baalbeck, Anjar and many others.
A spokesman for the Baalbeck arts and music festival said more than 100,000 people were expected to attend, with visitor numbers to Lebanon up by almost 50 per cent over the past year.
A Baalbeck arts and music festival spokesman said more than 100,000 people were expected.
Once known to regularly boast the likes of Jean Cocteau, Miles Davis and the Royal Ballet with Nureyev and Fonteyn, the Baalbeck International Festival has been trying to reestablish its former reputation after a 23-year hiatus due to civil strife.
Apart from soaking up the Mediterranean sun, one of main reasons for visiting the Lebanon is the chance to see some of the finest Roman ruins in the world - at Baalbeck on the Syrian border.