HARDINE VILLAGE, THE TEMPLE OF GOD MERCURY

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June 15, 2018

Hardine means in Syriac language: “Pious”, Witness of justice, Ardent in faith and Square of religion.

“Hardine, the Rock of faith and religion”, “The first village to know Christianity in the Mount of Lebanon”, “The first to be mentioned among the villages”.

 

Hardine, a village in Batroun Caza, about 1100m. above sea level. A large area of very thick forests surrounds it and the following ruins of its inveterate past decorate its mountain terraces:

-The temple of god Mercury With 30 majestic pillars built according to the rare ionic style. This temple known as «the roman Palace of Hardine». It’s a really fantastic one; it goes back to the time of Emperor Hadrian Augustus (117-137 A.D).

 

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