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Kfarmeshki Temple

Rashaya District

· Bekaa Valley

Kfarmeshki, meaning the village of leather, houses an imposing Roman temple facing the splendid Mount Hermon in a unique and unparalleled spectacle.

While most of the temple is in ruins, the only wall still standing with its pilasters is the one on the north side.

Impressive columns embellish the entrance on the western side and there one can see an altar and a stairway leading to an underground chamber.

It is supposed that the temple was once used as a sanctuary dedicated to the prophet Safa, descendant of Jacob.

His honorable body is believed to lie somewhere in the grounds accompanied by his spirit and an ancient tradition has it that one day a man with sufficiently deep faith will uncover it.

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