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Sidon, Lebanon

The Temple of Eshmoun, an ancient place of worship, dedicated to the healing god Eshmoun, is the only Phoenician site in Lebanon that has retained more than its foundation stones.

It is located near the Awal River, 2 Km northeast of Sidon.

Its oldest remains date back to the sixth century BC, to the Neo-Babylonian period. It had been used throughout the ages & periods (since Babylonian through Persian, Greek & Roman till Byzantine epoch) as a worshiping place. According to Genesis it is the first born of Canaan.

The first hit to the Eshmun sanctuary was by an earthquake in the 4th century BC, which demolished the marble temple atop the podium; this structure was not rebuilt

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