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Anjar is 58km far from Beirut, in the Bekaa; this archaeological site is completely different from all the others in the country. It's exclusively one period, The Umayyad.

Anjar flourished for only a few decades, unlike the other ancient cities such as Tyr and Byblos, which maintained continuous habitation since the day they were found. Other than a small Umayyad mosque in Baalbeck, we have few other miscellanies from this important period of Arab history. Anjar is almost ideal parallelogram of ruins lies in the middle of some of the richest agricultural land in Lebanon. Very close to the important sources of the Litany River. Today's name, Anjar, comes from the Arabic Ain Gerrha, ''the source of Gerrha''. This city has been founded by Arabs during the Hellenistic times. Anjar has a special beauty. This site deserves to be visited.

After the Prophet Mohammed, The Umayyad was the first hereditary dynasty of Islam, they, ruled from Damascus in the first century, from 660 to 750 A.D. They are known for the great Arab conquests that created the Islamic Empire stretch from the Indus Valley to Southern France. Known for the management and planning, that's why their empire prospered for 100 years. Defeated by the Abbasids, those were their rivals and their successors. based on some chronicles and literary documents inform us that it was Walid I, son of Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, who built the city - probably between 705 and 715 A.D. Walid's son Ibrahim lost Aanjar when he was defeated by his cousin Marwan II in a battle, two kilometers from the city. Anjar is open daily.

Close to the ruins of Anjar are a number of restaurants which offer fresh meals plus a full collection of Lebanese and Armenian dishes. Anjar has no hotels but accommodation can be found in Chtaura 15 kilometers away.