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Amrit sept 2009 3361.jpg
15-SEP-2008

Amrit sept 2009 3361.jpg

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The Amrit temple was dedicated to the gods Melquart (later to be identified with Heracles) and Eshmun (Echmoun, an Egyptian god of healing). It dates from the 6th century and has Mesopotamian and Egyptian elements. When Alexander the Great paused in 330 BC it was still functioning. It is built around an artificial lake, with columns on three sides. At its centre stands a naos, a sanctuary. Two towers that stood at the edge of the temple have disappeared. Between them and facing the opening you can see on some pictures in the naos stood an altar on a platform.

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