In the Phoenician temple of Echmoun located a little further north of the city of Saïda and inscribed on the Tentative List of the World Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO because of its archaeological importance, was also found a Monumental Podium composed of a monolithic block of marble originating in Greece and today preserved in the National Museum of Beirut. It was set up by King Echmounazar II during the 5th century BC and while Saïda was under Achaemenid influence.

According to archaeological studies carried out, however, it will be enlarged by King Bodashtart.

The Greek gods appear on the many bas-reliefs on each side. The figures seem to have been vandalized on the faces in particular.


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