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(Roman and Byzantine remains - 36 km from Beirut)

Ghineh village in the foothills above Jounieh is interesting for its Roman and Byzantine remains found at a place known as "Keb'al el-Hosain." A well marked stepped path descends from the village, where you will find the ruins of a Roman temple that in the 5th century was made into a church with a mosaic floor. Nearby are rock-cut tombs with funerary bas reliefs above the entrances. One of the scenes is a Roman funerary rock carving representing a wild animal attacking a hunter. Local tradition says this is a representation of Phoenicia's god, Adonis, being killed by a wild boar.

 


Getting There ...
From Beirut get on the coastal highway - direction north - drive past Jounieh to Maameltain, then turn right at the Ghazir off ramp heading uphill towards El KfourGhineh is only 8km away from Ghazir.  (See Mount Lebanon Map)
 

 

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