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Summary

Temple of Atargatis, Faqra

Class:

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

Identifiers:

Nearby

Faqra, basilica

Church

Temple of Adonis, Faqra

Temple of Adonis, Faqra

Faqra, small altar

Sanctuary

Faqra, destroyed altar

Sanctuary

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

On the right bank of the stream "Nabaa Laban" which joins the river Nahr el Kalb. The dedication to Atargatis comes from an inscription of the 2nd century A.D. A Christian basilica on the north wall was removed in 1961/21. Taylor notes a basin sunk in the floor, which Aliquot points out was originally pagan, but was used as a font in the Christian basilica2.

References

  1. Julien Aliquot (2009). La Vie religieuse au Liban sous l'Empire romain: Liban-Nord. Beyrouth : Presses de l’Ifpo, pp. 263-265, Section 31 (B).
  2. George Taylor (1967). The Roman Temples of Lebanon. Beirut : Dar el Mashreq Publishers. Plate 95.