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Baalbek [Heliopolis]locked

  • Margaret Lyttleton

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Greco-Roman site in Lebanon, c. 1150 m above the fertile Bekaa Valley 64 km to the north-east of Beirut. Its remains chiefly comprise the vast Sanctuary of Jupiter Heliopolitanus (begun c. 1st century bc), the exceptionally well preserved ‘Temple of Bacchus’ (2nd century...

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C. Wood: Dictionary of Victorian Painters (Woodbridge, 1971, rev. 2/1978)