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Baalbek (Heliopolis)


Baalbek, model of the theater, now in the National Museum, Beirut (Lebanon). Photo Jona Lendering.
Baalbek, model of the theater, now in the National Museum, Beirut.
Baalbek or Heliopolis (Ἡλιούπολις, "sun city"): town in the northern Bekaa valley, site of the largest sanctuary in the Roman world.

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Theater

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Remains of the theater of Baalbek. Photo Jona Lendering.
Remains of the theater
In the National Museum of Beyrut, you can see the scale model of the theater you can see on the first photo. It must have stood in Baalbek, where part of the remains of a theater have been identified underneath the modern Palmyra Hotel (second photo). Perhaps the model represents this theater, but unless this is excated, we cannot be sure; the model may, after all, represent an odeon.


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Jona Lendering for
Livius.Org, 2012
Revision: 30 April 2013
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