Faqra



Faqra: site of several Roman monuments on the western slopes of the Lebanon Mountains.

General Tower of Claudius
Great Altar Small Altar
Destroyed Altar
Temple Adonis
Temple Atargatis
Basilica
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Basilica, Faqra. Photo Jona Lendering. The basilica at Faqra was built directly to the temple of Atargatis, which was reused as a baptistery. The columns in the Doric building order were probably made in the fourth or fifth century, and were not taken from a nearby altar or temple, although it is tempting to assume that some of them once graced the Tower of Claudius or the Great Altar. The church itself is a normal basilica with three naves, a narthex, and an apse.

A satellite photo of the temple and the basilica is here.

Basilica, Faqra. Photo Jona Lendering. Basilica, Faqra. Photo Jona Lendering. Basilica, Faqra. Photo Jona Lendering. Basilica, Faqra. Photo Jona Lendering.
View from the apse
Apse
Christian decoration
Doric columns

General Tower of Claudius
Great Altar Small Altar
Destroyed Altar
Temple Adonis
Temple Atargatis
Basilica
Jona Lendering for
Livius.Org, 2012
Revision: 18 April 2012
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