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(Roman Temple 47 km)

   
To reach this interesting temple, turn left at the Shiheem village towards Berjein and continue for about 2 km. The ruins are along the right side of the road.
    On one side of the doorway is the mutilated relief of a priest in the act of sacrificing. The other



side is carved with the pineapple-like symbol of the sun god, Helios. More carving can be seen above the lintel. Stone mills and inset basins for pressing olive oil were added to the temple area during Byzantine times. Interestingly, the people of Shiheem still press their own oil today.
    Recently a joint Polish / Lebanese / French archaeological team discovered the remains of  a small village and a church here, both dating from
Byzantine times (4th - 7th centuries).
    The village is also known for its carpets and tents woven of goat hair.    On one side of the doorway is the mutilated relief of a priest in the act of sacrificing. The other side is carved with the pineapple-like symbol of the sun god, Helios. More carving can be seen above the lintel. Stone mills and inset basins for pressing olive oil were added to the temple area during Byzantine times. Interestingly, the people of Shiheem still press their own oil today.
    Recently a joint Polish / Lebanese / French archaeological team discovered the remains of  a small village and a church here, both dating from
Byzantine times (4th - 7th centuries).
    The village is also known for its carpets and tents woven of goat hair.

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