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Aanjar is the only significant Umayyad site in Lebanon, situated in the southern part of the Beeka Valley.
After the discovery of Aanjar in the 1940s the excavations started not before the 1950s.
Aanjar was a fortified city with a rectangular lay-out.
Positioned at the long distance east-west trade route, Aanjar seemed to have been a major trading place with hundreds shops.
The Omayyad period was from 661 to 750 AD.
There are still many unanswered questions about this site, but probably Kalif Walid I and his son Abbas decided to build a palace in this site in the 8th century.
After our visit to Aanjar we drove further to the south in the Beeka Valley. First along the Chouf Mountains at the... more travel advice
The most striking of the remains of the Umayyad palace in Aanjar are the elegant tiers of arches, that betray a... more travel advice
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