Douris, Lebanon

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Douris, Lebanon is located in Lebanon
Douris, Lebanon
Shown within Lebanon
Alternate name Douris
Location 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) southwest of Baalbek, Lebanon
Coordinates 33°59′00″N 36°11′00″E / 33.983333°N 36.183333°E / 33.983333; 36.183333
Periods Heavy Neolithic, Shepherd Neolithic, Roman
Cultures Qaraoun culture
Site notes
Excavation dates 1957, 1966
Archaeologists M. Billaux, Henri Fleisch, Maurice Tallon, Lorraine Copeland
Public access Unknown

Douris is a village located approximately 3 km (2 mi). southwest of Baalbek in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. It is the site of a necropolis from the late Roman Imperial period that is currently undergoing archaeological investigation.

Another archaeological site which is not on the tell near the village exists 1 km (1 mi) southwest of Douris at the north of a vineyard that can be reached via a track from the road to Baalbek. This site was found to contain both Shepherd Neolithic and Heavy Neolithic material together, being unusual in this respect. It was found by M. Billaux in 1957 who showed it to two archaeologists who were also members of the Society of Jesus, Henri Fleisch and Maurice Tallon. The Shepherd Neolithic material was unpatinated and appeared similar to that of Maakne. The larger pieces were patinated to white, appearing to represent different periods. Three Levallois flakes were found in 1966 by Lorraine Copeland.[1]


  1. ^ L. Copeland; P. Wescombe (1966). Inventory of Stone-Age Sites in Lebanon: North, South and East-Central Lebanon, pp. 29-30. Impr. Catholique. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 

External links[edit]

Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Late antique necropolis in Baalbek Douris (Lebanon)

Coordinates: 33°59′N 36°11′E / 33.983°N 36.183°E / 33.983; 36.183