Within the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon and its environs, various forms of burial have been noted from earlier surveys and more recently from chance excavations. The dominant geology of the Bekaa is limestone, which is easy to cut and shape, making it an excellent material for both funerary structures and artifacts. Burial structures along with evidence of funerary activities provide a range of types, which can be spatially located across the valley—potentially telling us about settlement and local cultural customs. This article will provide insight into what is known about Greco-Roman-period burials, with an emphasis on the early Roman period when the Bekaa was incorporated into the Roman colony of Berytus (Beirut).

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