Baalbek, Palmyra

Baalbek, Palmyra

Baalbek, Palmyra

Baalbek, Palmyra

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Baalbek is the most impressive Hellenistic site in Syria because of the magnificent temple ruins and the gigantic stones used in the surrounding walls, two miles in circumference. It is situated in the midst of superb and splendid scenery (Page 28), between the rivers Leontes and Orontes, 3850 feet above sea level, on the caravan route from Damascus to Tyre, along which the natives say that Abraham passed. The region is very fertile and is especially cele- . . .

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