Today exhibited at the Beirut Museum, the votive offerings were originally in the 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.

11 of them were found there.

As in Byblos, where many anchor-shaped votive offerings have been found, the cult of Echmoun was this time mainly devoted to the cure of childhood illnesses.
Thus, it was customary to offer the god statuettes in marble, an expensive material imported from Greece and in which appear the names of children whose parents sought healing.

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