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Bechouat (also Beshouat) (Arabic: بشوات) is a Lebanese village in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon. The village is famous for the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Bechouat, a Marian shrine and the site of Christian pilgrimage. Divine miracles have been reported and attributed to Our Lady of Bechouat.
The Church of Our Lady of Bechouat was built over the ruins of a Roman temple in the 18th century. An ancient oak tree shades the church’s small courtyard.
Archeological artifacts, such as jars and pottery, have been found in Bechouat’s funerary caves and rock-cut tombs. A votive stone altar with representations of the Heliopolitan Triad was also found in the village.
- Bechouat, Localiban