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Khirbet El-Knese

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Subject: Tyre Necropolis, Maronite mummies, Tell Mekhada, Kafr Zabad, Tell Addus
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Khirbet El-Knese

Khirbet El-Knese
Khirbet El-Knese is located in Lebanon
Khirbet El-Knese
Shown within Lebanon
Alternate name El-Knese, El Knese
Location south of Yanta
Region Rashaya District
Cultures Roman
Site notes
Condition Ruins
Public access Yes

Khirbet El-Knese, El-Knese or El Knese are two Roman temples south of Yanta, north of Rashaya in the Rashaya District of the Beqaa Governorate in Lebanon.[1][2][3][4]

The upper and lower temples are included in a group of Antae temple with moulded architraves to the right of the south antae.[3] El Knese has supposed connections to the word "ecclesia".[5]


  1. ^ Richard J.A. Talbert (18 September 2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. pp. 1063–.  
  2. ^ Brown, J., E. Meyers, R. Talbert, T. Elliott, S. Gillies. "Places: 678242 (Khirbet el-Knese)". Pleiades. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b George Taylor (1971). The Roman temples of Lebanon: a pictorial guide. Les temples romains au Liban; guide illustré. Dar el-Machreq Publishers. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Othmar Keel (1997). The Symbolism of the Biblical World: Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Book of Psalms. Eisenbrauns. pp. 159–.  
  5. ^ Sir Charles William Wilson; Sir Charles Warren (1871). The recovery of Jerusalem: a narrative of exploration and discovery in the city and the Holy Land. Richard Bentley. pp. 432–. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 

External links

  • Photos of Roman temples in the Rashaya area on the American University of Beirut website
  • Roman Temples on

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