Anjar



CountryLebanon
UNESCO RegionArab States
LocationDistrict of Zahle, Beqaa Governorate
CoordinatesN33 43 32.988 E35 55 46.992
Inscription Date1984
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
Unesco Reference Number293
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/293
DescriptionThe city of Anjar was founded by Caliph Walid I at the beginning of the 8th century. The ruins reveal a very regular layout, reminiscent of the palace-cities of ancient times, and are a unique testimony to city planning under the Umayyads.
StatusWorld Heritage Site