Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Anjar - Lebanon

Ninocas sent me another TN of a 2nd Lebanon Unesco site, Anjar, and i've already had a card from this site, which was sent last year by Niina. I've deleted Niina's card from the older post and i'm now posting it again here.

 Photo by wikipedia
The city of Anjar was founded by Caliph Walid I at the beginning of the 8th century. The ruins reveal a very regular layout, reminiscent of the palace-cities of ancient times, and are a unique testimony to city planning under the Umayyads.

Anjar is an example of an inland commercial centre, at the crossroads of two important routes: one leading from Beirut to Damascus and the other crossing the Bekaa and leading from Homs to Tiberiade. The site of this ancient city was only discovered by archaeologists at the end of the 1940s. - in:

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