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Lebanon
Byblos
 Small Roman forum.
Lebanon
Byblos
Church of John The Baptist
 The external Baptistry was added by the Genoese in 1200.
Lebanon
Byblos
Church of John The Baptist
 Italian style ribbing from a period of rule by Genoa.
Lebanon
Byblos
Church of John The Baptist
 The church was built by the Crusaders.
Lebanon
Byblos
Church of John The Baptist
 Mosaic from an earlier Byzantine church.
Lebanon
Byblos
 The Crusader tower at the Harbour.
Lebanon
Byblos
Crusader Castle
 The entrance to the Crusader Castle.
Lebanon
Byblos
Crusader Castle
 The entry bridge.
Lebanon
Byblos
Crusader Castle
 The castle was built using stone from the Roman city.
Lebanon
Byblos
Crusader Castle
 The castle consists of a central building plus several towers.
Lebanon
Byblos
Crusader Castle
 The tallest tower.
Lebanon
Byblos
Crusader Castle
 Vaulted chamber.
Lebanon
Byblos
Crusader Castle
 The inner region.
Lebanon
Byblos
Crusader Castle
 Stone from the Roman city including columns in the walls.
Lebanon
Byblos
Crusader Castle
 The castle dates from the 12th century.
Lebanon
Byblos
Crusader Castle
 The castle is surrounded by an archeological site.
Lebanon
Byblos
Crusader Castle
 The archeological site covers many historical periods of Byblos.
Lebanon
Byblos
Crusader Castle
 View of the sea and archeological site from the castle.
Lebanon
Byblos
Crusader Castle
 View inland.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
 The Crusader Castle dominates the archeological zone which covers many periods of Byblos history.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
 The buttressed ramparts date from the 3rd millennium BC.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
 The Temple of Baalat-Gebal was founded in 3000 BC.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
 The Temple of Baalat-Gebal continued to be used until Roman times.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
 The Roman colonaded street was the approach to the Temple of Baalat-Gebel when it was dedicated to Aphrodite.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
 View of the Roman colonade at the original height of the pre-excavated mound.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
 One of the nine Royal Tombs dating from the 2nd millennium BC.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
 Phoenician sarcophagus.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
 The Royal Tombs were hewn out of solid rock.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
 Black and white sarcophagus.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
 The Royal Tomb shafts lead to tunnels where the sarcophagi were placed.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
 Human figure.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
 The Roman Theatre dates from 218.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
 The Roman Theatre has unique porticos decorating the stage.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
 The Roman Theatre overlooks the sea.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
 Stone age settlement.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
 The Ottoman house is the only remaining building from the village that once covered the archeological site.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
 The Great Residence is a 3rd millennium BC bronze age settlement consisting of several rooms enclosed by a wall.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
 The King's Well is a spring that remained in use until 1936.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
 The Roman Nymphenium.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
 Temple dating from the 3rd millennium BC to an unknown deity.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
 Ramparts from the 3rd millennium BC.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
Temple of the Obelisks
 The Temple of the Obelisks.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
Temple of the Obelisks
 The temple was built by the Amorites.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
Temple of the Obelisks
 The obelisks are offerings to the god of war, Reshef.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
Temple of the Obelisks
 The temple was built in the 2nd millennium BC on the site of an earlier temple.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
 The Phoenician ramparts date from the 1st millennium BC.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
 The Achaemenid Persian fort.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
 Byzantine oil press.
Lebanon
Byblos
Archeological Site
 The stone Byzantine oil press and the container to receive the oil.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Aanjar
 The archeological site of Aanjar.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Aanjar
 The Cardo Maximus is the main street.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Aanjar
 Aanjar sits near the Anti-Lebanon range of hills 5km from the border with Syria.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Aanjar
 A row of shops.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Aanjar
 Bath house.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Aanjar
 Aanjar is the only Ummayad site in Lebanon.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Aanjar
 Byzantine style arches.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Aanjar
 Column decoration.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Aanjar
 The site dates from the 8th century.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Aanjar
 Shop.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Aanjar
 Carving in the stone work.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Aanjar
 Arches and shops.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Aanjar
 Ummayad stone work.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Aanjar
 View of the Great Palace.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Aanjar
 The Great Palace is the largest structure at Aanjar.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Aanjar
 The Great Palace was the residence of Ummayad Caliph Walid I (died 715).
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Aanjar
 The Great Palace interior.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Aanjar
 The Great Palace has two storeys.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Aanjar
 The site is extensive.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Aanjar
 The Little Palace.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Aanjar
 The Tetrapylon is the centre of the site.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Aanjar
 The Tetrapylon (detail).
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Zehle
Chateau Ksara
 Wine press.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Zehle
Chateau Ksara
 The 2km caves used for storing the wine.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
 An uncompleted monolith at the Roman Quarry is 21.5m long and weighs 1000 tonnes.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
 The Temple complex at Baalbek dates from Phoenician times.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Propylaea
 The Propylaea at the entrance to the site.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Propylaea
 The Propylaea is the Monumental Entrance to the temple compex.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Propylaea
 The complex is mainly Roman.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Hexagonal Court
 The Hexagonal Court.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Hexagonal Court
 The court with later Arab additions.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Hexagonal Court
 Decorated stonework.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Hexagonal Court
 Mamluk additions to the court.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Hexagonal Court
 Decorated stonework pieces are scattered around the site.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Great Court
 The Great Court.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Great Court
 The Great Court is the largest part of the complex.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Great Court
 The court was the site of animal sacrifices.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Great Court
 The Temple of Bacchus from the Great Court.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Great Court
 One of two stone basins used for washing animals before sacrifice.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Great Court
 The stone basins are surrounded with carvings.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Great Court
 Cupids on sea monsters.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Great Court
 Archeological ditch going down to the Phoenician level.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Great Court
 Carved stone lintel.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Great Court
 View of the northern side of the court.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Great Court
 Part of the northern wall once used as a church.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Great Court
 Niches for statues.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Great Court
 Column decoration.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Great Court
 The Great Court is the central area in the complex.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Great Court
 The sacrificial altar is at the centre of the court.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Great Court
 The sacrificial altar.
Lebanon
Bekaa Valley
Baalbek
Great Court
 View towards the steps leading to the Temple of Jupiter.

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