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(Archaeological Site 6 km)

    Perhaps best known as the location of Beirut airport. Khalde is a town often mentioned in ancient texts. Excavations, now covered over, show that the site has been occupied since at least the beginning of the first millennium BC.
    A few kilometers south of Khalde is Khan Khalde, where a major Roman-Byzantine

settlement once existed. Here, two 5th and 6th century Christian basilicas were found, one built over the other. Both were paved with mosaics.

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