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Bziza Roman Temple – Al Koura

The Roman temple at Bziza is quite well preserved. An elegant portico of three limestone columns, the remainder of an original four, supporting architecture of the Ionic order, embellishes the western façade.

A church with two apses was built on the eastern side during Byzantine times, but this was later removed in order to reveal the by no means inconsiderable purity of the temple. Renan went into ecstasies over its architectural beauty.