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Title COLLECTING DISIECTA MEMBRA:WHAT DID THE CULT PLACE OF KHARAYEB LOOK LIKE?
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Abstract: Between 1946 and 1969, in an area close to the modern village of Kharayeb, the ruins of a building were
excavated by M. Chéhab and dated to between the Persian and Hellenistic periods. Near the building, a favissa rich in
clay figurines dating from between the 6th and 1st centuries BCE was also found. The resumption of archaeological
works by the joint Italian-Lebanese mission has made it possible to identify a new part of the main rectangular
building, to date the first phase of cultural activities in this area back to the Iron Age II, and to identify the Hellenistic
decoration of the building with coloured mosaic tesserae, stucco and glass ornamentations. In this paper, a hypothetical
reconstruction of the building of the Persian/Hellenistic period is presented, based on information collected from
earlier publications and new excavations.

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