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ID: 7002856
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Baʻlabakk (inhabited place)  Baʻlabakk (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 34 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 34.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 036 12 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 36.2000  decimal degrees

Note: Was a large and important ancient city; was identified with worship of Baal, a Semitic sun-god (thus the name Heliopolis); most buildings were erected under reign of Roman Antoninus Pius 138-161; ruins declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.

Names:
Baʻlabakk (preferred,C,V)
Ba'labakk (C,V)
Balabakk (C,V)
Baalbek (C,O)
Baʻalbek (C,O)
Heliopolis (H,O)  ............ ancient Greek, meaning "City of the Sun"
Heliopolis Syriae (H,O)
Colonia Iulia Augusta Felix Heliopolis (H,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Lebanon (nation)  ........  Lebanon (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Al-Biqāʻ (governorate)  ............  Al-Biqāʻ (governorate) (P)
Hierarchy of Baʻlabakk (inhabited place)  ................  Baʻlabakk (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was important ancient site
village (C)
colony (H)  ............  of Rome, established by Julius Caesar
monastery (H)
World Heritage Site (C)  ............  1984

Sources and Contributors:
Baalbek..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Beirut's Rubble, New York Times (1997)
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
Baʻalbek..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 103
Baʻlabakk..........  [VP Preferred]
....................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Ba'labakk..........  [BHA]
....................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
....................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Balabakk..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 70
Colonia Iulia Augusta Felix Heliopolis..........  [VP]
.................................................................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
Heliopolis..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
.......................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 10283
.......................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)
Heliopolis Syriae..........  [VP]
................................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
..................  Beirut's Rubble, New York Times (1997)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 70
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 10283
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 103
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  UNESCO World Heritage Centre [online] (1992-) accessed 15 July 2010

 

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