||Faqra: site of several
Roman monuments on the western slopes of the Lebanon
Faqra - or, to use its full name: Qalaat Faqra, "Faqra Qastle"- is situated along one of the roads from the coast to Baalbek, high up the western slopes of the Lebanon range.
On a high place in a landcape full of bizarre rocks, there are four
altars, one of them rebuilt during the reign of the emperor Claudius and therefore named "tower of Claudius".
A bit lower on the slope are the remains of two temples, dedicated to
Adonis and the Syrian goddess Atargatis. In Late Antiquity, the
last-mentioned shrine was partly dismantled, and became a Byzantine basilica.
A satellite photo of the double complex is here. The altars are north of the road, the temples to the southeast.