"Aanjar" Lebanon Off The Beaten Path Tip by sarrahh

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  Aanjar
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Aanjar, 58 kilometers from Beirut, is completely different from any other archaeological experience you'll have in Lebanon. At other historical sites in the country, different epochs and civilizations are superimposed one on top of the other.
Aanjar is exclusively one period, the Umayyad.
Lebanon's other sites were founded millennia ago, but Aanjar is a relative new-comer, going back to the early 8th century A.D. Unlike Tyre and Byblos, which claim continuous habitation since the day they were founded, Aanjar flourished for only a few decades.
Other than a small Umayyad mosque in Baalbeck, we have few other remnants from this important period of Arab History.

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  • Written May 17, 2005
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