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Machnaqa Roman Temple

  • archaelogical site

Machnaqa, Jbeil district

The Machnaqa Roman Temple is located northeast of Beirut, in the village of Machnaqa in Mount Lebanon. A wide, rectangular hall marks off the sacred walls of the Machnaqa sanctuary. At the center of the hall lie the remains of a Roman temple survived by four pillars and the foundations of its two altars. These used to be furnished as it was fit for religious rites and rituals. Interestingly enough, this temple did not have any doors, but the remains of its once-strong pillars and some construction tools lie strewn about the place. Crypts and tombs for the burial of the dead line the cliff overlooking this forgotten site.