Anjar, Lebanon's only remaining walled city, is in the Beqaa valley, some 58 km from Beirut. The stones and carvings were brought to this spot by decree of the Omayyad Caliph al-Walid in the early 8th century AD. The ruins of the restored palaces, souks, bath colonnaded streets and walls recall the days of the Moslem suzerains who spread their influence from Damascus to Spain and India.
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