Khirbet El-Knese

Khirbet El-Knese
Shown within Lebanon
Alternate name El-Knese, El Knese
Location south of Yanta
Region Rashaya District
Coordinates 33°35′03″N 35°55′13″E / 33.5841°N 35.9202°E / 33.5841; 35.9202
Cultures Roman
Site notes
Condition Ruins
Public access Yes

Khirbet El-Knese, El-Knese or El Knese are two Roman temples south of Yanta, north of Rashaya in the Rashaya District of the Beqaa Governorate in Lebanon.[1][2][3][4]

The upper and lower temples are included in a group of Temples of Mount Hermon. The lower temple faces east with the peak of Mount Hermon to the south. George F. Taylor described it as an Antae temple with moulded architraves to the right of the south antae.[3] El Knese has supposed connections to the word "ecclesia".[5]


  1. Richard J.A. Talbert (18 September 2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. pp. 1063–. ISBN 978-0-691-04945-8. Retrieved 19 September 2012.
  2. Brown, J., E. Meyers, R. Talbert, T. Elliott, S. Gillies. "Places: 678242 (Khirbet el-Knese)". Pleiades. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
  3. 1 2 George Taylor (1971). The Roman temples of Lebanon: a pictorial guide. Les temples romains au Liban; guide illustré. Dar el-Machreq Publishers. Retrieved 19 September 2012.
  4. Othmar Keel (1997). The Symbolism of the Biblical World: Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Book of Psalms. Eisenbrauns. pp. 159–. ISBN 978-1-57506-014-9. Retrieved 19 September 2012.
  5. Sir Charles William Wilson; Sir Charles Warren (1871). The recovery of Jerusalem: a narrative of exploration and discovery in the city and the Holy Land. Richard Bentley. pp. 432–. Retrieved 19 September 2012.

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