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Summary

Faqra, Tower, temple or tomb

Class:

  • Temple or sanctuary
  • visible
  • Exact location
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Faqra, destroyed altar

Sanctuary

Faqra, large altar

Sanctuary

Faqra, small altar

Sanctuary

Temple of Adonis, Faqra

Temple of Adonis, Faqra

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

Unusual two storey tower-like cult structure, dedicated according to inscriptions to Zeus Beelgalasos and to the emperor Claudius with a large altar in front of it (restored in 1943) and an ex voto (?) monument with a peristyle of four small columns and a garland motif to the south east1. Taylor2 suggests a relationship with pyramid shaped tombs at Palmyra which seems likely.

References

  1. Julien Aliquot (2009). La Vie religieuse au Liban sous l'Empire romain: Liban-Nord. Beyrouth, Faqra Secteur de la tour (A) : Presses de l’Ifpo, pp. 261-263, Section 31.A.
  2. George Taylor (1967). The Roman Temples of Lebanon. Beirut : Dar el Mashreq Publishers. Plate 96.