4 Historical Sites in the METN (10 Sep) - KarazwLaimoon

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4 Historical Sites in the METN (10 Sep)

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Trip to North METN : Deir Al Qal'a, Salima and Mtein

Saturday 10 September 2016


NOTA BENE: The buses are fully booked with 15 persons on the Waiting List.

If you still wish to book, just in case, or for another coming trip, please use the form below.


We will be guided on the whole tour by Alia Fares (see her profile below)

Jackie Khairallah (Lebanon Mountain Trail) will be our guide in MTEIN.

(Below, you can view the gallery of photos from Salima, taken by Adib Hashem, our bus organizer)


(Also see booking request form below).




The of cost $40 covers a quaint village lunch in the Qantar Residence in Mtein, Transport and Guide.

If you would like to book a seat, please submit the form below.
(Note that if you are a couple or a group, a different submission has to be filled for each person).

We will meet in the parking lot in Beirut Downtown shown below. Buses will be there at 8:15 for boarding.
We will leave at 8:30 sharp.



Alia is an archaeologist, building historian and cultural heritage guide for the ministry of Tourism. She finished her first degree at the American University of Beirut and continued her Masters at the university of Bonn at the department of Classical Archaeology. During the summer since then, She has participated in and led excavations in various parts of the country, such as Baalbeck, Byblos, Sir el Dunniyeh, Tell Arqa and Beirut. Alia has also participated in excavations in Germany, Egypt, Syria and Jordan.
In 2007, she returned permanently to Lebanon to begin her PhD. Her research focuses on the Archaeology and Architecture of Roman temples, specifically those whose function has been altered over the centuries from pagan sanctuaries to Christian churches/basilicas. At the moment she is an instructor for History of Architecture at the faculty of Architecture, Art and Design of Notre Dame University.

Alia has already taken Karaz w Laimoon on that wonderful trip to the North of Lebanon to visit 3 Roman Temples. She also gave us a Monday Talk on 23 May 2016 entitled: "Pagan Architecture and the Local Gods of North Lebanon during the Roman Period".

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