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BAALBEK

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 91 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BAALBEK `. Scale of Yards. p 10 20 30 40 50 6o yo 8o , Roman Work. aaskly Byzantine or fatly Christlaa Work __- SITE Man Latee Work seat, originally acquired by the state in 1795. Louis Bonaparte, king of Holland, who was very fond of the spot, formed a zoo-logical collection here which was removed to Amsterdam in 18o9. In 1816 the estate was presented by the nation to the prince of Orange (afterwards King William II.) in recognition of his services at the battle of Quatre Bras. Since then the palace and grounds have been considerably enlarged and beautified. Close to Baarn in the south-west were formerly situated the ancient castles of Drakenburg and Drakenstein, and at Vuursche there is a remarkable dolmen.
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