Kfar Quq Al-Debs

Kfar Qouq

Kfar Qouq
Country Lebanon
Governorate Beqaa Governorate
District Rashaya District
Kfar Qouq
Location 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) North of Rashaya
Region Bekaa Valley
Coordinates 33°32′02″N 35°53′33″E / 33.533889°N 35.8925°ECoordinates: 33°32′02″N 35°53′33″E / 33.533889°N 35.8925°E
Cultures Greek, Roman
Site notes
Condition Ruins
Public access Yes

Kfar Qouq (and variations of spelling) is a village in Lebanon, situated in the Rashaya District and south of the Beqaa Governorate. It is located in an intermontane basin near Mount Hermon near the Syrian border, approximately halfway between Jezzine and Damascus.

The population of the hillside village is predominantly Druze. It contains two Roman temple sites in the Western section of the town dating to around 111 BC and another less preserved temple near the church. Fragments such as columns and an inscribed block have been re-used in the village and surrounding area. The surounding area also has many stone basins, tombs, caves, rock cut niches and other remnants from Greek and Roman times. The name of the village means "the pottery place" in Aramaic and has also been known as Kfar Quq Al-Debs in relation to molasses and grape production in the area. Kfar Qouq also been associated with King Qouq, a ruler in ancient times. The local highway was targetted in the 2006 Lebanon War between Hezbollah and Israel.


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