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Anjar is an ancient city in Lebanon. It was founded in the 8th century by Umayyad Caliphg Al-Walid ibn Abdel Malek but was abondoned, leaving the structures relatively well preserved. Modern-day Anjar is a town inhabited almost entirely by ethnic Armenians. The population swells in summer, when the Armenian dispora return to visit.

Anjar was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 8th session of the World Heritage Committee in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 29 October to 2 November, 1984.

Photos of Anjar

Umayyad City of Anjar, Lebanon
Umayyad City of Anjar, Lebanon
Author: Guillaume Piolle (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)

Anjar, Lebanon
Anjar, Lebanon
Author: Guillaume Piolle (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 33 43 32.988 E 35 55 46.992
Inscription Year: 1984
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: III, IV,

Location Map of Anjar

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