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

a town in E Lebanon: ruins of ancient city. 16,000. Ancient Greek name, Heliopolis.
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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.
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