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Aanjar is the only significant Umayyad site in Lebanon, situated in the southern part of the Beeka Valley, 58 KM east of Beirut.
The excavations started in the 1950s.
Positioned at the long distance east-west trading route, Aanjar seemed to be a major trading place with hundreds of shops.
The fortified rectangular layout of Aanjar with two crossing mainstreets gives the place a Roman outlook.
Most interesting things to see in Aanjar are the tetrastyle, part of a Roman triumph arch and the elegant remains of the Umayyad palace, built in the 8th century.
For more pictures and information see my Anjar-page.
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