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Ain Aata

Ain Aata
Ain Ata, 'Ain 'Ata, Ayn Aata
Country Lebanon
GovernorateBeqaa Governorate
DistrictRashaya District
 • Total22.40 sq mi (58.02 km2)
4,360 ft (1,330 m)
 • Totalaround 4,000
Ain Ata
Cedars, in the hills of Ain Aata (2 June 1860)[1]
Ain Aata is located in Lebanon
Ain Aata
Shown within Lebanon
Alternative nameAin Aata, 'Ain 'Ata, Ayn Aata
Location99 kilometres (62 mi) east of Beirut
Coordinates33°26′11″N 35°46′46″E / 33.436390°N 35.779446°E / 33.436390; 35.779446
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Ain Aata, Ain Ata, 'Ain 'Ata or Ayn Aata is a village and municipality situated southwest of Rashaya, 99 kilometres (62 mi) south-east of Beirut, in the Rashaya District of the Beqaa Governorate in Lebanon.[2]

The name is thought to mean "gift spring".[3] There is a remarkably cold spring in the area.[1]


In 1838, Eli Smith noted 'Ain 'Ata's population as being Druze and "Greek" Christians.[4]

Roman temple

Recent epigraphic surveys have confirmed the ruins of a Roman temple and cult site in the village that are included in the group of Temples of Mount Hermon.[5][6][7][8]

See also


  1. ^ a b Harvey, 1861, p. 145 ff
  2. ^ Kitto, 2003, p. 344
  3. ^ Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), 1837, p. 98
  4. ^ Robinson and Smith, 1841, vol 3, 2nd appendix, p. 138
  5. ^ Kaizer, 2012, p. 76 ff
  6. ^ Mouterde, 1951–1952, pp. 19–89
  7. ^ Robinson and Smith, 1857, p. 438 ff
  8. ^ Stanley, 1871, p. 408 ff


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