Baalbek بَعلبَك is one of the most spectacular archaeological sites in and one of the country's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Baalbeck or 'Heliopolis' as it was known is the site of great ancient temples built by the Phoenicians, the Romans, and other civilisations that have conquered the region and enjoyed the fertile soil of the Bekaa Valley.
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A is a structure consisting of two large vertical stones supporting a third stone set horizontally across the top. Photo: Heinz-Josef Lücking, CC BY-SA 3.0 de.

The is a colossal Roman temple, the largest of the Roman world, situated at the Baalbek complex in Heliopolis Syriaca. Photo: Cksaad, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The is part of the Baalbek temple complex located in the broad Al-biqā, . Photo: Heretiq, CC BY-SA 2.5.

The or Stone of the South is a Roman monolith in Baalbek, . Photo: Freedom's Falcon, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

Duris, Dūris, or Dûris, formally Doris and also known by its French spelling Douris, is a village located approximately 3 km. southwest of Baalbek in the Bekaa Valley, . is situated 4 km southwest of Baalbek.

Nahle, is a village situated 6 kilometres northeast of Baalbek in , Baalbek-Hermel Governorate, . is situated 6 km northeast of Baalbek.


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