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Bziza - North Lebanon
(
81 km from Beirut) - Roman Temple

In Bziza village in the Koura plain east of Tripoli, is a well preserved Roman temple with three of its frontal portico columns still standing. In Byzantine times a two-apse church known as "Our Lady of the Columns", was built within its walls.

A short distance from the Roman temple is the barrel vaulted Byzantine chapel of St. Elias which sits beneath two huge oak trees. On the right wall, near the altar, is a medieval wall painting showing a halo and a portion of a saint's body. South of the temple a short walk brings you to a series of rock cut tombs at road level.
 


Getting There ...
From Chekka (65km north of Beirut),
take the main highway East towards Amyoun, from there turn south and drive about 3km. (See North Map)
  

 

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