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(61km from Beirut / 17km from Chtaura)

Just behind this small village, inhabited by sheep herders and farmers, is a renovated temple set in its own yard. With its four walls intact up to roof level and the corners of the pediment still in situ, it is an excellent example of a temple in nearly complete condition.

A path on the hillside behind it leads up to an ancient necropolis -- a ten to fifteen-minute walk. Two cave openings are immediately accessible. The larger cave has live arched vaults, two stone sarcophagi, and a number of tomb niches. The second cave is smaller with two arched niches.



 


Getting There ...
 
Take the Damascus Road from Chtaura
(on the Beirut-Damascus highway - 44km from Beirut) turning right at Merj through Haoush El Harimeh then left at Khiara.  The village of Dekweh is another 2km further on (See Beqaa Map).
 

 

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