Mdoukha

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Mdoukha
Village
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Beqaa Governorate
District Rashaya District
Area
 • Total 5.86 sq mi (15.18 km2)
Elevation 3,261 ft (994 m)
Mdoukha
Mdoukha is located in Lebanon
Mdoukha
Shown within Lebanon
Alternate name Jebel Kassir
Location 72 kilometres (45 mi) east of Beirut
Region Rashaya
Coordinates 33°36′23″N 35°52′37″E / 33.606389°N 35.876944°E / 33.606389; 35.876944
History
Cultures Roman
Site notes
Condition Ruins
Public access Yes

Mdoukha is a village and municipality situated 72 kilometres (45 mi) east of Beirut in the Rashaya District of the Beqaa Governorate in Lebanon.[1][2]

Jebel Kassir Roman temple[edit]

There are the ruins of a Roman temple in the village called Jebel Kassir that is included in a group of Temples of Mount Hermon.[3] Julien Aliquot suggested the site was a high place and that it drew and audience from the village in ancient antiquity.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ George Taylor (1971). The Roman temples of Lebanon: a pictorial guide. Les temples romains au Liban; guide illustré. Dar el-Machreq Publishers. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Université Saint-Joseph (Beirut, Lebanon) (1968). Mélanges de l'Université Saint-Joseph. Imprimerie Catholique. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Tallon, Maurice., “Sanctuaires et itinéraires romains du. Chouf et du sud de la Béqa,” Mélanges de l'université Saint Joseph 43, pp. 233-50, 1967.
  4. ^ Ted Kaizer (2008). The Variety of Local Religious Life in the Near East In the Hellenistic and Roman Periods. BRILL. pp. 321–. ISBN 978-90-04-16735-3. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 

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