A Greek & Roman fantasyland by the sea that is deep in Hezebollah country
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This town must be central and important to Hezebollah. Entering, there are many of their flags lining the road and many, many billboards and sides of buildings covered with pro Hezebollah pictures and sentiments.
The first site we went to in
The gate had been a three arched structure originally, but later one of the arches was lost when the necropolis was extended. The roman road is still there.
We were finally ready to eat. We headed to the restaurant, which had a waterfront view. It was so picturesque. Looking out the window at the table, it seemed that the beautiful palm tree and small boat anchored just off shore were there just for us. Once again that was plenty of choice for me. The main course included fish, which made sense as were on the coast. The only part that bothered me was the things still had their heads on them.
After lunch, we were all in much better condition and moods. We had one more site to visit in
Al-Mina has been largely ignored in popular surveys. More recently, it has become important as the key to understanding the role of early Greeks in the east at the beginning of the "Orientalizig Period" of Greek cultural history.
Having had a really full day it was back to
Upon our return to Beirut, we had a quiet dinner, packed and then hit the bed early. We had an early fight the next morning. It was anohter amazing day of exploration of the history and culture in the Middle East waiting for us to come and be moved by it. I know that I was.