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
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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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