Place:Arqa, North Lebanon, Lebanon


Alt namesArkitesource: Wikipedia
Irqatasource: Wikipedia
Located inNorth Lebanon, Lebanon

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Arqa (Phoenician: Irqata; , 'Arqat in the Bible) is a village near Miniara in Akkar District of the North Governorate in Lebanon, 22 km northeast of Tripoli, near the coast. It is significant for the Tell Arqa, an archaeological site that goes back to Neolithic times, and during the Crusades there was a strategically significant castle.

It is mentioned in antiquity in the Amarna letters of Egypt-(as Irqata), as well as in Assyrian documents.

The Roman town was named Caesarea of Lebanon or Arca Caesarea. The Emperor Alexander Severus was born there.

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