The name Aytanit most likely derives from the Phoenician goddess Tanit. A main water source is located in the center of the village surrounded by a large rock with Roman inscriptions.

One of the most important sites in this town is the Roman cave which is actually a hypogeum or underground chamber. An archaeological site “Jwar el Khan” is located near Aytanit and has around 40 sarcophagi and other ruins such as cisterns.

Distance from Beirut 79 Km
Altitude 1,050 meters


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