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Summary

Temple of Adonis, Faqra

Class:

  • Temple or sanctuary
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Faqra, basilica

Church

Faqra, Temple of Atargatis

Temple of Atargatis, Faqra

Faqra, small altar

Sanctuary

Faqra, destroyed altar

Sanctuary

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

The "large" temple1, Aliquot's "Grand Sanctuaire (C)". There are similarities both to structures at Palmyra and to the temples at Chhim and Niha. The attribution to Adonis appears to be wholly uncertain. A small altar with a dedicatory inscription to Zeus Heliopolitanus found in the cella also cannot be taken as necessarily giving a firm dedication to the temple2.

References

  1. George Taylor (1967). The Roman Temples of Lebanon. Beirut : Dar el Mashreq Publishers. Plate 94.
  2. Julien Aliquot (2009). La Vie religieuse au Liban sous l'Empire romain: Liban-Nord. Beyrouth : Presses de l’Ifpo, pp. 265-267, Section 31 C.