Hosn Suleiman temple
Hosn Suleiman was a Zeus temple (Arabic: بيت سيسي) and it is hinted from the naming that it bears semitic roots derived from Zeus's name. Also known as Baal (Bel) temple, ascribed to god Baal. Still there is a village nearby called Betalous (Arabic: بتعلوس). Baal was called also Baalous, and a Roman emperor existed as Elagabalus, who fought to let Rome admit the worship of Baal.
The location was in close relation with Arwad kingdom (Arados) in the times of Phoenicians, and was a source of wood for ship industry. It was an important site during Hellenic and Roman periods. Syria was then part of Seleucid Empire.
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