· Southern Lebanon

Hanaway village houses a gigantic sarcophagus that date back to the Persian-Phoenician era.

Some scholars named this sarcophagus "Hiram's Tomb" in relation to King Hiram of Tyre or to his architect, also named Hiram, who designed and supervised the construction of Solomon Temple. No archaeological evidence have been able to prove both theories.

The sarcophagus is surrounded by remains of a Byzantine basilica, from which a beautiful mosaic tablet was removed during excavations in 1861 and is now exhibited at The Louvre museum.

During the Israeli occupation in the 1990's, the IDF excavated several times around the sarcophagus with the hope to find clues related to the design and location of Solomon's temple, the latter being designed by the architect Hiram as stated previously.

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